I purchased a new 8x8TB Pegasus32.
I have an old Pegasus3 where one drive has failed.
I would like to use the new 8TB drives from the pegasus32 to replace/rebuild the old pegasus3, one at a time.
(You may wonder why I didn't just buy eight 8TB drives that already come as unconfigured -- it's a long story)
My questions are around how the drives in the pegasus32 may arrive pre-configured (I read they come preconfigured as RAID5) -- but I need them to be unconfigured in order to replace/rebuild in the old PEgasus3.
Question: What are the steps I should take, and in what order, to unconfigure the drives? I can imagine several options:
- physically plug a new drive into the pegasus3 -- the utility will tell me it can't be used as-is and will allow me to manually unconfigure it for a rebuild
- boot up the entire pegasus32 unit, intact, and during setup, is there some way to unconfigure all drives; and then, once that is done, physically remove a drive from the pegasus32 and insert into the pegasus3 for an automatic rebuild
- other options?
I would really love some feedback before I take action, I'm afraid of ruining something.