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it is a stormy weekend here, lots of rain, so i want to change some configurations in my gen8 with P212 smart array card

my configuration:


booting from odd bay 240 gb ssd 

in gen 8 bays 1 and 2  raid 2x 3 tb

bay 3 and 4 stand alone drives for server backup and client backups. All connected to b210


an external box for 4 drives, all raid 0 connected to p212 external port.


my changes include the following:


replace P212 by P222.

take connector from b210 and connect it to internal port P222

connect external connector to P222

connect ssd to b210 port 1 for higher speed.



questions i am asking myself:

a) will all arrays be recognized directly when connect to P222

b) will set boot from ssd, guess i have to look in setup for boot disk

c) can i add a second ssd, same size, and make it an raid 1 configuration, so port 1 and 2 from b210 are 1 boot disk?




Sorry, When writing b210, i meant b120i

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I would check to see that all of your existing hardware and the P222 are all up to date with the latest firmware. Then be sure you have a clean backup. The P222 should pick up any HP RAID sets. You should review the Smart Array user guide to review the process to move arrays. The B120i should find the SSD and boot from it. Changing ports should not make a difference. Adding another SSD to make a RAID1 could be an issue. The B120i does not support RAID conversion, RAID0 to RAID1. That said, I think I tried it once a long time ago and it worked. However it is possible that creating the RAID1 will over write all of the data on the existing drive.

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Thanks Schoondoggy,


luckely i have a second gen8. I will install the p222 in that one, and see firmware version, and if needed updat it. The gen8 are both up to date.

i have read a lot this weekend in this forum, and it looks like do-able without much problems

if the ssd raid will be a problem, wel then i just have to do a reinstall of windows server 2016 essentials.


thanks again


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