Thursday, January 31, 2013 7:46 AM
Hello everyone, I have a general question to the operation of Windows Server 2012. I'm planning to use Windows Server 2012 Essentials as a home server. I planned to build the system in a small pc-case, there is only space for 5 HDD 3.5" drives.
My question: Is it possible to swap the hard disks (one at a time) to extend the capacity of my storage pool? I thought about running all my virtual hard disks in parity mode, that way i could simply disconnect the one drive i want to replace to start the rebuild of Windows Server 2012 itself, is this possible? Or is there an easier way to do this?
Many thanks for your answers!
Monday, February 04, 2013 6:47 AMModerator
I did a simple test in my lab, and it seems that we can achieve what as you descripted.
However, please note that Microsoft may not support that, and it is not recommended to do this in Production environment.
Instead, due to Storage Pool also supports USB and SAS drives, you may consider to add drivers externally to expand the capacity.
Hope this helps.
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- Marked As Answer by Jeremy_WuMicrosoft Contingent Staff, Moderator Wednesday, February 06, 2013 3:39 AM