2010-10-14 01:07 PM
I'm not clear regarding your question - extract the drive for what purpose? Normally, FAS 2020/2040 NAS are setup Raid 6 with a hot spare. You can't remove a drive from a Raid environment with specifc data on it because the data is striped across multiple drives unless you're removing the hot spare that has no data on it.
2010-10-14 01:15 PM
Sorry... I only saw the "from an FAS2050" on my browser screen. As far as our experience, the SAS 450G 15K drive is the same on both models, the cage/disk slide mount is the same and should be able to function the same in both units. If NetApp has proprietary microcode on their drives, ONTap should recognize the drive in either NAS so long as the head/cyl configuration is the same as your existing drives in the FAS 2050
2010-10-15 07:28 PM
Yep...same part as shown here.
The 2040 is the same cabinet as the 2020...and that link shows the 2020 and 2050 can share drives....so therefore can include the 2040 in that too.