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3Ware 9500s Raid array not visible in Windows 7 x64 disk management - latest firmware and drivers

I bought a used 3Ware 9500s-4LP raid controller from Ebay (the old 3ware 8506-4lp didn't support RAID arrays over 2TB, but it was working), installed it in my server and attached it to the SATA ...
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Rebuilding array on 3ware 9690SA-8I

TL;DR version RAID10 array working fine Reboot server as part of maintenance Array inoperable (no access whatsoever) Controller logs say a single drive is bad Remove drive & test - no bad ...
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3ware Raid Controller - Wrong Size after upgrading one disk

I have a 3ware raid controller. I replaced both 750GB disks by new 1TB disks. But the unit size is still 698GB. How can i "resize" the unit size to use the 1TB size. Screenshot: ...
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Can a 3ware 9500S-4LP controller use 3TB drives?

We have a Rackable Systems server used for backup storage. Recently we purchased a couple 3TB drives to expand the storage, but they are only showing a capacity of 746.52 GB as reported by 3ware's ...
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Disk size addressable by the OS

I have a 3ware 9550SXU-12 storage controller and 750G disks connected to it. The disks are configured as single units (not JBOD). I've been running some performance tests, mainly to see the impact of ...
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Move raid10 from LSI 9750-8i to 3ware 9650SE-8LPML

This is a little risky task I want to try. I have a 4 SATA III disks RAID10 array running on LSI (former 3ware) 9750-8i controller with BBU (read and write cache enabled). In case of hardware failure ...
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Change the Hard Drive in RAID using tw_cli while lustre file system is mounted

I've setup RAID-5 array disk, but recently one of the Hard drives is reallocating excessive sectors: (Reallocated Sectors = 323) # tw_cli /c0/p1 show all /c0/p1 Status = OK /c0/p1 Model = ...
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Flashing the Firmware on a 3ware 9650SE RAID controller

I've downloaded the required files to flash the firmware on my RAID controller I have also read the KB article:http://www.3ware.com/KB/article.aspx?id=10058 However it is not particularly clear - I ...
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moving disks around on a 3ware raid controller , using tw_cli

I have a raid controller (9650SE-4LPML) I am unluckily in a rather crappy situation: Unit UnitType Status %RCmpl %V/I/M Stripe Size(GB) Cache AVrfy ...
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Replacing 2 disks (raid 1) to a larger pair under a 3ware controller in linux

I have a 3ware 9650se with 2x 2TB disks in raid-1 topology. I recently replaced the disks with 2 larger (3TB) ones, one by one. The whole migration went smoothly. The problem I have now is, I don't ...
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Unable to access 3ware 3dm2 web interface, failed to start listening socket

I am unable to get to the 3ware 3dm2 web interface. When I attempt to execute 3dm2 from the command line, i get the following error "(0x0C:0x0005): Failed to start listening socket". This was working ...
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LSI 3Ware tw_cli and tdm2 segfault with Debian Linux kernels after 3.8

I have notified LSI support, twice, but so far they are unable to reproduce the problem. I wanted to post here to get some unbiased expert thoughts about it and see if anyone else has seen a similar ...
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Why can't I create a RAID 1 on my 3ware 9650SE-4LPML?

I have 4 2TB drives. I want to create a 4TB RAID 1 array. I select the 4 drives in the RAID BIOS, and try to create an array, but my only options are RAID 0, RAID 5, and RAID 10. This controller is ...
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install xenserver 6.2 on 3ware 9750 raid5

I would like to install XenServer 6.2 (kernel 2.6.32) on a raid5 managed by a 3ware 9750 controller. The XenServer installer doesn't recognize the raid5 and i think i have to load a driver for the ...
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3ware card in RAID-5 configuration slow and causes load when writing

I have a 1Gb/s bandwidth between my computers. The source can actually read and send data at 25MB/s via SSH. My test file is 4GB, I use scp without compression for the test transfer. The rate is ...
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3ware: Drive power on reset when trying to rebuild

I have a RAID bus controller: 3ware Inc 9550SX SATA-II RAID PCI-X with four disks, with the following current state: tw_cli> /c1 show Unit UnitType Status %RCmpl %V/I/M Stripe ...
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3ware 9500S-4LP raid-1 rebuild failed

After replacment of 2 failed drives on 3ware card i got this: Ctl Model (V)Ports Drives Units NotOpt RRate VRate BBU ...
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three disks with ECC errors on 3ware raid in two weeks

I have a server I maintain for a client, It's an Intel Nehalem based computer, so not new, but in working order. It has a 3ware 9650SE-24M8 card with 20 drives attached and 4 empty slots, configured ...
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3Ware RAID6 array sometimes hanging. Undetected broken disk?

We have a Debian server with 3Ware 9650SE 8-drive RAID controller, with 5 disk RAID6 array, acting as virtual machine host, all Linux. Problems keep occurring and I suspect an undetected broken disk. ...
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Does a 3ware “ECC-ERROR” matter on a JBOD when I have ZFS?

I have a FreeBSD 8.x machine running ZFS and with a 3ware 9690SA controller. The 3ware controller shows an ECC-ERROR with one of the disks: //host> /c0 show VPort Status Unit Size ...
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3ware Raid Driver for Redhat

I am trying to install RedHat 5.6 64 bit on SuperMicro Server. And I created Raid5. But when I started the OS installation . Redhat prompted me to select the Driver for Raid which i downloaded. But it ...
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Grow 3ware raid 10 unit capacity

I have a 3ware 9750-8i setup with a 22 disk raid 10. We need to expand the unit's capacity and so I have replaced every drive in the unit with a larger one in two passes. Currently the unit is showing ...
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What happens if power (or another problema arises) during a RAID level upgrade?

I have a server with a 3ware RAID card in Raid 5 and I am currently on the process of converting to raid 6. My question is simple: if some problem arises like a power failure, one of the disks breaks ...
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3WARE 9650-4LPML JBOD DISK to RAID - 1 Mirror Migration How To?

It is possible to migrate a single disk, to Raid 1 as per Table 10 in the User Guide Page 122: http://www.3ware.com/support/UserDocs/3ware9650SE-UsrGuide.pdf I am trying to find what the best method ...
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Safely migrate from 3ware 9650SE-8LPML to a 3ware SAS 9750-8i?

I have a server with a potenially faulty 3ware 9650SE-8LPML. I can log in to the server but the interface keeps reseting causing the whole system to lock down for minutes. My host suspects its the ...
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3Ware RAID 1 drive failed… replacement drive is slightly smaller. Do I have any options?

The picture says it all. One of the drives in a RAID-1 array failed and I had a replacement drive with the same model number ready. When I tried to rebuild the array using the web interface it fails ...
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3Ware 9500S - Do spare disks spin when not used

Does anybody knows if spare disks connected to a 3Ware 9500s controller will be spinning although not being used? This will wear unnecessarily the disk, possibly spinning for years before a unit gets ...
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3ware 9500S-4LP - Replacing faulty drive

An old Windows 2003 server is running on a 4 disks (each250GB) RAID 5 array, attached to a 3Ware 9500S-4LP unit. This morning I got two alarms from the controller: - 0x04:0x0025 Cache flush failed; ...
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Why is the 9650SE RAID1 not showing the full size of the disks?

This is a follow-on to How can I grow a 3Ware 9650SE RAID1 under ESXi 5.0? I've successively replaced 1TB drives in my RAID1 with 2TB drives hoping that I can grow the datastore I've got in ESXi 5.0. ...
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How can I grow a 3Ware 9650SE RAID1 under ESXi 5.0?

Thanks to this question I've now got my ESXi 5.0.0 (Build 623860) running/booting off a physically enlarged 9650SE controlled RAID1 array. The 1TB drives had been replaced with 2TBs; I'd like to ...
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Best option with 3ware 3DM2 when drive has bad sectors?

I have a FreeBSD server running a RAID 5 array using the 3ware hardware controller 3DM2 (user guide PDF). It uses 3 hot-swap drives + 1 spare. The last couple of months one of the drives have ...
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3ware raid controller, unit unusable, several degraded disks

I was switching the disk drives in my server, running RAID 6 on 5 disks on a 3ware 9650SE controller, for newer disks and have run into a problem. The two first disks went fine, I took out one disk ...
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Swapping 3Ware Raid Card - Best Procedure

We have a server running an old firmware version and driver (just took this position) on the 3Ware 9650SE Raid Controller... We have been having issues with the server and seemed to have narrowed it ...
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ESXI 4.1 - tw_cli to manage 3ware 9650 raid card

Is there some way in the esxi cli to enable tw_cli to manage the arrays on the 9650se raid card? The goal is to manage the drives (checking array status, building arrays, etc.) without shutting down ...
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What does 3Ware's tw_cli mean by a “DEGRADED” disk vs “ECC-ERROR”?

I've got a sad RAID array on a 3ware 9650SE-16ML card. What I can't tell is if I've just suffered a double-disk failure (bummer!) or if I'm reading this wrong. The relavent output of /c0 show all ...
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Experience with AMCC 3ware 9650se raid cards? Ours seems dead

We have a 8-port 3ware 9650se raid card for our main disk array. We had to bring the server down for a pending power outage, and when we turned the machine back on, the raid card never started. This ...
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3ware 9650SE-24M8 INOPERABLE data recovery

I have a raid6 array with 16 hdds. Two harddrives had failed (device error), but when I went to replace them, I pulled out one wrong disk! Now the raid array is INOPERABLE. Is there any way to ...
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Disk wipe preferences

I manage a pool of systems that are loaded with software and sent to potential customers for evaluations which often land sensitive information on the drives. Before shipping them back, they typically ...
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3Ware 9650SE RAID-6, two degraded drives, one ECC, rebuild stuck

This morning I came in the office to discover that two of the drives on a RAID-6, 3ware 9650SE controller were marked as degraded and it was rebuilding the array. After getting to about 4%, it got ...
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Older raid controllers in raid 5 vs. Jbod and SW raid

I'm in the fortunate position to have 6 Supermicro older VOD servers with the following config: Supermicro 3U case, 3xPSU Dual Xeon 3ghz P4 class cpu (5 years old.. havnt checked the exact type) 4GB ...
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Server with 3ware 8006-2LP won't stop beeping

A server I support startet beeping. One of the RAID-1 disks had an error. I replaced the disk and rebuilt the array, but the server won't stop beeping and one of the drive enclosures is blinking. I ...
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Suppress log messages about minor 3ware disk temperature changes on CentOS?

I have a number of CentOS 5 servers which use 3ware RAID controllers. These servers are bugging my team with messages about minor temperature changes, like this: Jun 8 12:32:39 HOST smartd[1231]: ...
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Battery backed write cache behavior upon disk change [closed]

We use 3ware Inc 9650SE SATA-II RAID PCIe RAID controllers with battery backed write cache. Our spare hardware has the same controller. I was wondering; are these controllers smart enough not to sync ...
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3ware 9550SX(U) Not appearing to OSs

I have a 3ware 9550SX(U) that doesn't show up to OSs. This is strange because LSI says Openfiler(Linux) has native drivers in the kernel. Also when Int 13 catches I get a list of the 6 Drives I have ...
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3ware 8506, Solaris (Nexenta Core) and the tw driver: driver (tw) successfully added to system but failed to attach

I've got a little Nexenta Core box at home that's doing NAS duties. Recently, I bought a second hand 3ware 8506 12-port SATA controller to go with the Supermicro AOC-SAT2-MV8 controller that I already ...
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Slow disk transfer rate

I have problem with slow disk transfer rate. It's static files server for our website. I was making backup of data and noticed that tar is very slow. So I did hdparm -t and... hdparm -t /dev/sda3 ...
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Disk failed part way through 3ware RAID 5 rebuild

I have a 3ware 9650SE RAID controller with a RAID 5 array containing 15 Seagate ST31000340NS disks. After noticing ECC errors in the Port 10 drive I replaced it with a spare and began a RAID rebuild. ...
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3ware Raid Migration 9650SE

I'm trying to migrate a single disk on a 9650SE 4LPML to a RAID 1. I'm trying to use 3dm2 to accomplish this, but the only options it will allow me to migrate to is either RAID 0 or RAID 10. I only ...
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How can I increase the size of a RAID 1 array from 750GB to 1TB? 3ware

3ware 9650SE-2LP Array is 750GB volume, RAID 1. One drive is 750GB, the other is 1TB. Looking to replace the 750GB drive with a 1TB. Will the array rebuild to the max size of 1TB, or will the array ...
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I have a 21TB array but only 16TB is visible from Windows

CONTROLLER Raid Controller: 3Ware 9650SE-24M8 Disks: 21 x 1TB RAID5 Stripe 64KB WINDOWS OS: Windows Server 2003 SP2 32x Disk: Dynamic 19557.44GB Volume: Capacity 15832.19GB I guess my array ...