Raid controller is a device to manage physical disks

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Can I configure a RAID 1 on the Dell Poweredge 860 with the onboard SATA Controller

Is there a way to set up a RAID 1 with two SATA HDD on a DELL Poweredge 860 that has no specific RAID Controller? I want to use the on board SATA controller to set up my RAID 1.
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Using an SAS Expander with a SAS Controller of a different brand

I'm planning on assembling a server, and I'm just wondering if a SAS expander by IBM (such as this one) would allow me to use the RAID and other features (Battery-backed write-back caching) of a SAS ...
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How to determine the real disk size of an hardware RAID?

I have a Fujitsu Primergy TX200 S3 server running Win Server 2003 R2 SP2. It has hardware-RAID using an LSI Logic MegaRAID SAS 8300XLP RAID Controller. I simply want to find the size of each disk in ...
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Lost rebuilding state after every reboot on server with raid controller P410i/zero memory

I have installed a server HP Proliant ML350 with P410i RAID controller with Zero memory, (windows 2008 standard running). I have set up Raid 1+0 with two hard disk SAS and, as usually, I tested raid ...
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Slipstreaming Drivers for a PCI Controller Card into Ubuntu Server 10.04 Installation

I'm setting up a backup server with RAID10. The PCI Controller Card is new to the computer so the drivers need to be installed for the OS install to recognize it. I went through this process ...
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Smart Array E200 - merging logical drives

Server has Smart Array E200 RAID controller with 8x 146GB SAS 10k drives: I have two logical drives. First set is RAID5 with 3 drives and second set RAID5 with 5 drives. Is there a way to merge ...
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System Event ID 9 pointing to \Device\Scsi\fttxr5_O1 happens at the same time daily

OS: Windows 2003 Roles: Exchange Server, Primary DNS Server Device: Promise TX4310 The problem: Almost every day for the last couple of months at around 8:00 PM (no earlier than 8:02, no later than 8:...
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2 JBOD enclosures 1 RAID controller vs 2 RAID enclosures

In term of scalability of performance and price, what would be better for a small business with around 20 users. I am targeting around 45TB of storage via SAS. Here are my options: Buy 2 JBOD ...
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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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Can I rebuild degraded RAID1 on a SAS 5 i controller with a larger mirror drive size?

A drive failed on a Dell SAS 5i controller - see controller bios screengrab: http://imagebin.ca/view/SkZbszA.html The primary is a 160GB 10k sata drive. I added a 250GB 7k rpm drive in the hope that ...
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What RAID controller for ESXi 4 on Optiplex 330

What HW RAID controller to use with Dell Optiplex 330 running vmware esxi 4? I found e.g Adaptec RAID 2405 is ESXi 4 compatible but I'm not sure whether it will work in PCIe 16x slot as I red ...
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PCI-X RAID controllers compatible with Intel X25 SSDs

Is there any compatibility list published for Intel X25-E/M SSDs and various RAID controllers? In particular, I am looking to retrofit some Intel X25s to an XW9300, so I need to find a PCI-X SAS/SATA ...