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Does 3ware 9550SX SATA RAID controller work with WD 2TB caviar black edition drives?

I have 4-years old 3ware 9550SX SATA RAID and i want to upgrade drives to 2TB. Official LSI HCL says that they support only enterprise-level disks and the latest HCL speaks only about 1TB drives. ...
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RAID problem maybe? Makes server unresponsive after an hour or so of uptime

After a complete failure of an IT person came to my client's office to upgrade the harddrives on a server (windows 2003 RC2), our server now is basically unusable. The machine will boot up but after ...
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Virtualisation server for a small business: questions on design, hardware components and vendor [closed]

I need to build or buy a server in order to migrate a small business to its own infrastructure. The business has under 20 employees across 4 sites. Currently, the head office site (where this new ...
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How to Build a High Performance Network Traffic Recorder With no Bottlenecks (20Gbps)

I need to build a server which is capable of capturing 20 Gigabit/second network traffic (2 x 10g network adapters - 99% utilization) and store them on a disk with zero packet-lose. The requirements ...
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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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Hardware raid controller that supports RAID1 with three active drives?

We have decided that RAID1 would be the best fit for our usage scenario for the following reasons: 1). Our overall storage requirements are relatively modest (< 500GB) 2). RAID1 offers the most ...
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Extract data from server without causing high disk IO

My current diagnosis is that there is a hardware fault, either related to the memory of the hardware RAID controller or something related to the extra juice the hard drives requires when running on ...
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If you use Intel Rapid Storage for RAID1 on Linux server, how would you know 1 SSD is failing?

I use the motherboard's RAID1 to mirror the 2 SSD, in Linux server it see only 1 'Intel Volume1,' in times where 1 SSD fail how would I know? Thanks.
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HP Proliant G7 hardware RAID configuration automation with ribcl

I have been trying to automate hardware RAID configuration of HP proliant machines before OS installation (So I can not use hpacucli) ssh into iLO3 doesn't have option for RAID configuration I use ...
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Correct VHDX sector size in Hyper-V enviroment for a RAID array

What is the correct sector size (which available in Powershell as options, when creating a new vhdx) for RAID10 array with default stripe size? I am using LSI 9271-4i controller and 4x Seagate ...
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Areca ARC 1261ML only sees 2TB on 4TB Disks

I recently acquired a Supermicro Box with a Areca ARC 1261 ML. I have installed 16 X Seagate ST4000VN000-1H4168 (4TB Drives). The ARC 1261ML controller only sees 2TB of usable space on the 4TB drive. ...
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SSDs, Hardware RAID, and TRIM

I was told by my datacenter that all HW raid, specifically the LSI 9260-4i hardware RAID controller, does not support SSD TRIM command. My question is, are there severe longevity/speed issues due to ...
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Using hpacucli to disable auto logical volume disabling when failed

By default, when a physical drive fails in an HP RAID array, the controller takes the logical volume offline to prevent data loss, instead of taking it in "degraded" status like LSI/Adaptec does and ...
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Solaris not seeing FC volume

We recently replaced a failed controller in an AL connected RAID. I wasn't the one that replaced the controller, but apparently when the new controller was installed something weird happened with the ...
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Adaptec RAID array was not detected after updating the kernel?

Continue from this topic, the newer kernel booted successfully but it doesn't see my sdc - which is a hardware RAID array (level 10). I'm sure the aacraid module is loaded: # grep aacraid ...
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How to replace failed drive in RAID 5 array in HP DL380 G4 server

Sorry for not providing more information when I previously posted this question. More detail is provided below. Any feedback would be welcome. I have a HP DL380 G4 2U server which has 6 drive scsi ...
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internal RAID (on PCIe 3.0) versus external Thunderbolt RAID like Pegasus R6

I want to build up a new server-config in a small SOHO environment for some virtual machines (VmWare Workstation), like Firewall/VPN or Win8-WS for external access, etc. Some VM’s will be heavily ...
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RAID 50 24Port Fast Writes Slow Reads - Ubuntu

What is going on here?! I am baffled. serveradmin@FILESERVER:/Volumes/MercuryInternal/test$ sudo dd if=/dev/zero of=/Volumes/MercuryInternal/test/test.fs bs=4096k count=10000 10000+0 records in ...
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sqlserver 2005 sp3 poor performance and scheduled job failing

When executing the Microsoft SQL Server 2005 best practices analyzer, I am getting some reported as follow: The Outdated system driver [C:\WINDOWS\system32\ntoskrnl.exe] of System that can cause ...
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What's the difference between Adaptec's “maxCache” and “Hybrid RAID” technologies?

http://www.adaptec.com/en-us/_common/maxcache/ http://www.adaptec.com/en-us/_common/hybrid-raid/ They sound similar, but there's no detailed description of how either of them work.
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HP StorageWorks RAID 50: Volume size on creation is not precise enough

I've got a HP MSA2312i with 24 Hard drives. I created a RAID 50 virtual disk. That makes me a total of 11 TB of available space. I want to create a 500GB volume (0.5 TB). When I want to create a ...
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HP Smart Array p410i rebuild percentage not correctly working

I have a HP Poliant with a p410i and when I rebuild my raid 5 with a quick remove and insert to test the rebuild percentage goes up to 10% and then jumps to 92%. I continues up to 100% and the Array ...
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Perc 4 Configuration - Drives not showing up

Hello I am trying to configure raid on a PERC 4 running in a PowerEdge 1850. When I go into the bios configuration for the raid controller the drives I have attached are not present. Specifically ...
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Windows Software Raid 0 over hardware raid 1 does this equal a hybrid 1+0?

I've got a server running windows 2008R2. The hardware controller can only do Raid 1 or 0 and it's hotswappable. I have 4 drives (hot swappable hardware), each pair is mirrored (raid 1). I'd like to ...
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SAS Raid Controller

I am working with a sys admin on a DELL PowerEdge 710. The sysadmin purchased the server before I was advised with no cache on the raid controller, we are running a SQL server and needed to have ...
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Recover data from PERC 6/i RAID5 array using software RAID

I have 4 hard drives from a RAID5 array from a Dell server that suffered physical damage to the PERC 6/i RAID controller card. The 4 disks themselves are undamaged and I've created 4 disk images ...
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Video recording server configuration (in detail) [closed]

You have answered my question, but I now have more detailed ones that I need answered. In short, I need a server that is high on HDD capacity to record RTP streams from many IP cameras. I asked my ...
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Will Adaptec raid 2405 card work in Asus Crosshair Formula IV MOBO

Will this PCIe 8 lane Raid card Adaptec 2405 Work in this Motherboard Crosshair Formula IV Having never seen a PCIe slot Im not sure and just want to check before ordering. TIA UPDATE: What ...
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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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Degraded RAID 5 volume not showing up in seperate host

We have a (very) old server with 3 x 9gb SCSI drives in a raid 5 configuration. After some power issues the server came back up with a degraded logical drive according to the cards bios. The card ...
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Raid Anaylsis Software

Are there any great RAID analysis software tools out there?
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How to copy RAID 1 HDDs from one server to another Identical server

I have one IBM X3100M4, type 2582 windows server and having 2 x 500 GB HDDs in RAID Copy. Now brought new server and having blank HDDs. How can I copy RAID HDDs from Old server to new server? I have ...
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4 Disk - RAID(5) - 1 alleged faulty drive

I have a OWC Mercury Pro Elite Qx2. I have 4 4TB Hitachi drives setup on a RAID 5. One day, the red light came on indicating that my C drive has failed. I took it out, and put it on my docking ...
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LSI MegaRAID SAS 9261-8i: Disk isn't recognized after replacement

I've got a Supermicro Server with an LSI MegaRAID SAS 9261-8i Raid Controller inside. There were 3 Disks attached to the controller which were configured as RAID5 array. One of the disks failed ...
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running commands on physical drives on different backplane with megacli

So when I run "MegaCli64 -PDlist -aALL -NoLog | egrep 'Slot|state|Inquiry|Enclosure'" to grab a list of disks and their status. I can see a total of 36 disks. The issue is that they have the same slot ...
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Scientific Linux: RAID5 unaccessible after netboot by mistake

A server running old scientific linux 6.0 suffered damage from an enabled netboot during reboot by trying to load some crap from an application server in the same subnet (I saw him stuck somewhere in ...
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best setup for fast sustained streaming (sequential?) disk writes

i am setting up a high speed/high resolution scientific image acquisition system. i need data write rates of ~1 GB/sec sustained for ~1 hour. i don't have experience with raid, but my plan is to ...
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HP P410 “Parity Initialization Status: Initialization Failed” How to fix?

I'm using HP P410 raid card with BBU with 12 x 3TB drives on RAID50 After a power outage at the datacenter, the hpacucli shows this: Parity Initialization Status: Initialization Failed However, all ...
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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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Debian Squeeze not detecting Highpoint RR2710 Raid SAS Card during install

I have an HP DL120 G7 and have a Rocketraid Highpoint 2710 Raid SAS card with 4 drives. Have built a RAID 5 with those at the Raid Card Bios, and have tried to install Debian squeeze v6. The Raid card ...
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HP SmartArray P212 disabled, cache module not attached

I have a DL180 G6 server with Smart Array P212 RAID controller. The server runs under Ubuntu. After an upgrade from Ubuntu 10.04 to 12.04 utility hpacucli (ver. 8.50-6.0) stopped working. The error ...
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Linux CLI program to verify/control nVidia hardware RAID?

I have a server with a Supermicro motherboard that has an nVidia RAID controller on board. When I boot up, I can hit F10 and see/modify the RAID settings. However, I don't want to reboot this server ...
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Possible bad raid card / hard disks (LSI 9261-8i)

I am in a bit of bad spot at the moment, i have a dedicated server hosted by someone else, it has a LSI 9261-8i raid card installed, attached is: 3x300GB SAS 15K rpm disks (in RAID5) 5x2TB SATA ...
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Can I use tw_cli migrate to grow a RAID10 unit where the drives for that unit were each replaced one by one with larger drives?

Can I use tw_cli migrate to grow a RAID10 unit where the drives for that unit were each replaced one by one with larger drives? (And the array was rebuilt after each replacement operation.) I am ...
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Grub2 won't install on fresh Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Server installation

I have a hardware RAID 1 which seems to be recognized find by the Ubuntu installer. I choose the "Entire Disk - Guided" partition strategy and accept the defaults, writing them to disk. When it ...
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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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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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Can I do a Raid 5 with a SAS6i/R?

I have a PowerEdge 2970 server with a: SAS6i/R Integrated Controller for PowerEdge 2950/2970, x6 Backplane ...
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What RAID Level Should Be Used

I am working on a server build project for work and have inherited the following items that I need to figure out the best way to handle and configure. 2 of these: I/O Crest SY-PEX40008 PCI-e SATA ...
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How long should a RAID Reconfiguration take? (Adaptec 6805)

I'm experimenting with various RAID configurations of a new Adaptec 6805 (not the 'E' model) Attached are 8x Hitachi 5400RPM 2TB SATA 6Gb Drives using the miniSAS to SATA cables provided. I created ...