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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 R320 RAID 10 with CacheCade

I'm looking for a higher-performance build for our 1RU Dell R320 servers, in terms of IOPS. Right now I'm fairly settled on: 4 x 600 GB 3.5" 15K RPM SAS RAID 1+0 array This should give good ...
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Dell Perc 6i raid5 array: replace drives and expand VD?

I have a Dell T300 with a Perc 6i, to which 3 500Gb drives are connected. The are assembled into a raid 5 ~1000Gb VD. This setup is working fine, however system is filling up and I would like to ...
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Dell 2950 - Can I mix SSD with spindle HDDs?

I have a Dell 2950 with a Perc 5/i controller inside it. I don't want to spark a debate about drive types and which is "better" etc etc. Just simply; I would like to put in 2x Cheetah 15.5k SAS ...
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Dell PowerEdge 1950 how use “raw” disk instead hardware raid Perc 5/i

I have Dell PowerEdge 1950 with hardware raid Perc 5/i. I want use software raid md/lvm. Is any way to totally disable this raid and see "raw" sata disks? I play alot with BIOS , enable SATA, ...
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Replace faulty Dell PERC 5/i controller without losing data

Is it possible to replace a 5/i controller without losing the data on the array? Can I import this as a foreign configuration? Any "gotchas" or tips to make this smoother?
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Poor read performance on Dell Perc H200 RAID10 with (4) 1TB 7200rpm 64MB drives

I am seeing only 50MB/s reads: ensnare@box:~$ sudo hdparm -tT /dev/sda [sudo] password for ensnare: /dev/sda: Timing cached reads: 4592 MB in 2.00 seconds = 2296.48 MB/sec Timing buffered disk ...
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Perc 5/i and 3TB drives?

Any way to get a Dell Perc 5/i controller to recognize 3TB drives?
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3answers
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What's the right RAID Controller for my Dell Server?

I don't quite understand the significance of differences between the various Dell RAID controllers for my scenario, it would be great if you guys could help me choosing the right one. I don't want to ...
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Do I need DELL OpenManage to generate snmp traps on RAID degradation?

I need to setup surveillance on all our servers to spot any RAID degradation in time. However, not all of our servers have OpenManage installed, and since they are in production I don't like the idea ...
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Dell SAS 6/iR WMI classes

FIrst off Im not very familiar with WMI at all, but what Im trying to accomplish is pulling the raid status out off some wmi class for a SAS 6/iR. I figured as much as installing the Megaraid Storage ...
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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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How do I stop bad block errors in the event viewer when the RAID software reports no errors?

Our Dell PowerEdge 2950 server has 4 SAS disks in a RAID 5 array on a Dell PERC 6/i SCSI card. We are running Windows 2003 SBS R2 - 32 bit. SP2. The device, \Device\Harddisk0, has a bad block. ...