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Max Size of Disks Supported by Controller

I am interested in purchasing (second hand) a Dell Poweredge 2950 2nd Gen server. However, the specs say it has a max storage size of 4.5tb. I am wondering if this means just what is available to ...
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Dell PowerEdge 1850 Amber Light

Update: I swapped my power supplies in the back and everything started powering up, fans RPM was monentarily higher than idle, with a blue light on front. Then the amber came back for a moment, then ...
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Raid Controller not recognizing hdds after removal. Poweredge 6950

I have a Dell Poweredge 6950 running server 2012 with 4 hdds. 80gb raptor (with OS), 2 500gb WD black in raid 0 and a 1tb raptor. I shut off the server, removed the 2 hdds in raid and the 1tb raptor. ...
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Dell PowerEdge 1950 physical disk has foreign status error

Dell PowerEdge 1950 has an issue with a raid. I have 2 disks on the raid, and it fails. When looking at Dell Open Manage it is because both disks show as state = foreign. Name State ...
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SATA disks instead of SAS - DELL 2950 [closed]

I have a DELL 2950 with a PERC5/i controller and a SAS backplane and my intention is to switch to SATA on the cheap. I don't even have drive trays. This backplane has SAS ports. I just bought 2 ...
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Will configuring a server with RAID 5 and (2*500gb) + (2*1TB) work?

I'm currently setting up a DELL server, which came with 2*500gb disk drives but is configured in RAID 1. I want to increase the total capacity of the disk storage to at least 1TB. Now with it being ...
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Insert hot-swappable disks into a running server? [closed]

I have a Dell PowerEdge 2900 with a PERC 6/i card and 4 HDDs running a single RAID-10 array. I want to add an additional 4 HDDs into the server and create a new RAID-10 array on those disks, without ...
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Does Dell Permit 3rd Party Hard Drives on Perc 6/i?

I have various Dell servers (all 2950's) I would like to put some SSDs in. I have spoken to Dell on the phone and asked for a quote for 128GB SSDs for 2950's, they told me they don't sell them for ...
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How to see information about hard drives in Windows Server 2003 using Dell PERC 6/i Integrated RAID Controller

I just found out one of my servers are reporting hard drive error but I'm having problems extracting the information I want. I've downloaded Acronis Drive Monitor so I could see hard drive health and ...
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Dell PERC 4 (PowerEdge 2850): Unresolved configuration mismatch between disks(s) and NVRAM

We had an extended power outage (almost four hours); now I have a Dell PowerEdge 2850 server which is giving me this error (from a PERC 4e/DI) on boot up: All drives are listed in the PERC ...
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dell 2T 7.2k nearline SAS 6Gbps- ingress/egress throughput

I would like to know, how to calculate sustained read and write speeds supported. I don't have access to machine/drive, but need to define specs to purchase one. What all things would it be ...
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Dell PowerEdge 2800 Logical Disk Failure: Any Possible Recovery?

I was noticing a issues with the server. Usually Microsoft Updates that have downloaded, but are waiting to be installed can cause this. Before applying the updates and restarting, I ran several ...
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Can I mix RAID-0 and RAID-1, i.e., striping and mirroring?

With my Dell Precision Workstation T7400 came a SAS controller that supports both striping and mirroring. Total nr of physical connections is 4. What I'd like to do is plugin four 2TB disks, select ...
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Replacing an ATA-100 hard drive

I was instructed to replace the hard drive in an old laptop, a Dell Latitude D505. I'm suspecting that there was a head crash when someone moved the laptop while it was turned on. In the ...
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Dell PowerEdge Storage Upgrade

I'm trying to upgrade the U320 SCSI hard drives on a Dell PowerEdge 2600 (400 Mhz Front Side Bus) for larger capacity hard drives. Unfortunately, the U320 SCSI drives only come in a maximum size of ...
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How to get at the extra drive space when upgrading a set of RAID 1 hard drives

My current configuration is a Dell PowerEdge SC440 server with 2 SATA 160 GB drives in RAID 1 configuration. I bought two 1 TB drives and I want to replace the 160 GB with these 1 TB drives. There ...
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3answers
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Add SATA HDDs to Dell PowerEdge 2950 (PERC6i) - Do HDD brands matter?

I'd like to add a couple SATA drives (1TB+ each) as RAID 10 to my PE 2950. Dell's website lists some 1TB drives that are quite expensive. Are there any advantages of using those over a HDD purchased ...
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SATA Drive Replacement on Dell PowerEdge R410

I just talked to our Dell rep about purchasing some PowerEdge R410s and R510s and he made a comment that the SATA drives are 'special' and can't be replaced by aftermarket drives because of some ...
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What is the root cause of a Hard Drive “ticking” sound after 15 min of being on?

In my office there is a laptop dell inspiron 1420 with HD of 100GB of space. The computer is about a year old, and the hard drive has a weird and annoying ticking sound. The ticking sound starts ...
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Maximum Support Hard Drive on a Dell R200 Server. Can it be increased?

According to Dell specifications, their R200 server supports 2 x 1.0TB hard drives. Does anyone know whether it can support any larger than that (perhaps via a newer bios)? Additionally, does anyone ...