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07-06-06, 06:50 AM
hi guys and girls,

i am new to here so sorry if i make a faux pas.

i have a compaq proliant 5500 (old version nothing sexy and new :P). i am running ubuntu (dapper) on it as a server. all is grand. it came with 4 scsi drives. 3 15k 9.1gig ultra3 wide drives and one 10k 9.1gig ultra3 wide drive.

what i want to do is add more.. i saw on ebay some compaq drives that came with the casing to insert them in (hot swap drive thiings). they seemed pretty cheap all in all compared to new scsi stuff (just finished uni so buying uber stuff is way out of reach). but i dont know if i have 160 or 320 or anothe type of ultra3.. to be honest i dont know a lot about scsi and raid stuff and am trying to learn, but its going slowly.

is there a way of finding out what i have? i posted on ubuntuforums.org but no reply as of yet. will different scsi's work together? i presume i should stick to ultra3? also i presume i can get different size drives, ie i would like to get a couple of 36gig or maybe 3 of them.

at this point i have 24gig available (according to gnome in ubuntu). but the 4 disks i have at present equal a touch more than 36gig. i presume this is becuase its running in a raid and has redundancy in it?

sorry if there is not more information i am not sure what else to put.. any and all help is more than appriecated.