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How to enable SATA RAID on DL180G5 E5405, because i did not find any equivalent option on the BIOS, nor any prompt for that.

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Although some very sophisticated disk controllers can easily be added to a DL180 G5 the basic server only comes with a fairly rudimentary south-bridge-based controller.

That said it can support RAID 0 or 1 via pressing F10 during POST.

From there the option you're looking for is under Advanced, then Disk Configuration.

Be aware that this controller only supports 4 disks, you'll need another controller for five or more disks. Let me know if you have a different controller as I'll be able to help with that if required too.

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with F10 i may only enter the BIOS, and there no way to configure RAID from it. In my case i have only Four disk and i don't find a way to configure my spares – mezgani Dec 17 '09 at 16:31
It's inside the BIOS setup, below is a link to the manual from the HP explaining the whole thing with screenshots, start at page 6.… – Chopper3 Dec 17 '09 at 16:37
I see i think that there are no RAID controller, in options i have only IDE, i'm confused – mezgani Dec 17 '09 at 16:46
I find also in hp website that the SATA RAID has to be enabled before installing BIOS… what does it mean – mezgani Dec 17 '09 at 16:49
That page is about installing management/SNMP code on top of the array, you still need to create the actual array as detailed in the very thorough PDF I linked to. – Chopper3 Dec 17 '09 at 17:07

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