Serial ATA (SATA or Serial Advanced Technology Attachment) is a computer bus interface for connecting host bus adapters to mass storage devices such as hard disk drives and optical drives. Serial ATA was designed to replace the older ATA (AT Attachment) standard (also known as EIDE), offering many ...

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Backup Drives: Should I prefer more cache or a SAS interface?

Background: I am buying new drives for a backup server. I've found a good price on a WD RE drive that has a SAS interface but only 32MB of cache. I have to pay $40 more to get a SATA interface and ...
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Does the Dell backplane affect the speed of the drives?

I've already checked the following questions but couldn't find an answer: Does the backplane on an HP server have any impact on the speed of the drives? 3rd party SSD drive in HP Proliant server only ...
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Recover ATA SSD After Secure Erase Without Setting Password

I have received an ATA SSD drive which was secure erased before being handed over. When it was secure erased (using the "Disk Eraser" tool on Parted Magic LiveCD), the default NULL password was ...
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ChkDsk Timout during repair attempt

I started chkdsk H: /F /R /X as admin on a SATA harddisk (WD Caviar Green 1TB) that I mounted using an USB adapter. After a while the operation timed out with the message The specified I/O on \...
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ESXi free with 2 VMs dedicated for FEM analysis on a HW RAID1 2x SATA 7.2k ML150 Gen9

I need to build a new server/super workstation for FEM calculations to replace current dual-boot solution, where either windows or unix is working at the time. This new unit is planned to have 24C/48T,...
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SAS / SATA max number of connected disks vs performance

I would like to understand following things: When I have a motherboard with SATA 6gb/s and 8 ports, does it mean that every single port is able to provide 6bg/s speed to disk that is connected over ...
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Hard disk reporting incorrect size in BIOS

I have a server with a software RAID system. There are 4 disk in the array: 4 x 4TB model WD40EFRX-68WT0N0 I noticed that the OS was reporting one of the disks to be 3TB, so I rebooted and ...
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HP Proliant cannot find Seagate SATA HDD

1785-Slot X Drive Array Not Configured (HP Proliant ML10 v2 cannot recognize Seagate 1Gb SATA HDD) I have a HP Proliant ML10 v2 and a Seagate 1TB SATA HDD. My computer cannot recognize the HDD so I ...
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Server throwing error on drive: status: { DRDY ERR }, error: { ABRT }, failed command: READ DMA EXT

I have a server from Red Barn that has been throwing errors accessing its local SATA flash drive. Here are some facts: I'm running Ubuntu 15.10, although two other similar Supermicro servers are as ...
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Can't mount SATA drives when moved from USB enclosure to internal

I have had 4 external drives connected over USB to my Dell Precision 490 workstation. They are in /etc/fstab by uuid and formated as UUID. UUID=04c37bff-b93e-440e-acd0-3d984ddb2ec3 /mnt/drive0 ext4 ...
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Is it possible to replace the SATA CD-ROM to SATA HDD\SSD on my dell R610?

Like many people, I do not use a CD-ROM on my server is it possible to replace the SATA CD-ROM to SATA HDD\SSD on my dell R610? Thanks
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CentOS 6: SATA link down when scanning for unused drives

I recently inherited a CentOS 6 server with 8 installed hard drives. 6 of these drives were going to be configured as an LVM, but never got that far. The drives are installed and, from what I can tell,...
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Does ESXi 6.0 Support any PCIe x1 SATA RAID Controllers?

I'm trying to find a PCIe x1 SATA RAID controller, that is supported by ESXi 6. I've spent hours searching the ESXi compatibility site, however I have yet to come across one. Is this a fruitless ...
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Which bandwith can i expect, when i´m running a SATA SSD on a SAS interface?

So, i know this question had been asked before. I consider to buy a SSD for my Server, because i kinda hate the SAS HDDs in there. I thought: If i connect a SSD, which, in fact, handles way more ...
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Upgrade RAID 10 with 7200RPM SATA

We have a Dell T320 with a S110 software RAID with 7200RPM SATA drives. The RAID level is 10 with four drives. I underestimated the demand on the disk, and it is now a major bottleneck of the system. ...
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HP ProLiant DL180 Gen9 modding/cabling [closed]

I bought a HP ProLiant DL180 Gen9 server in 12LFF drives configuration. Now I'd like to put two additional 2.5" SATA drives inside the case to serve as system drives. As there isn't a default spot ...
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What speed should I expect from an MSA60 attached to an HP p212

I have an HP DL380 G5 with a P212 controller and a 256MB cache card/battery. The P212 is hooked up to an MSA60 enclosure, which for testing, I have populated with 8x 500GB 7.2k SATA disks. I know ...
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Does the backplane on an HP server have any impact on the speed of the drives?

I have an HP Proliant DL380 Gen7. The server currently has no drives and is running on the integrated smart array controller. I was looking into replacing the controller with an LSI-9211-8i controller ...
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hard resetting link exception Emask 0x50 SAct 0x0 SErr 0x4090800 action 0xe frozen

Following situation: A productive linux debian 7 server with kernel 3.2.0-4-amd64 #1 SMP Debian 3.2.68-1+deb7u2 x86_64 GNU/Linux Manufacturer: Supermicro Product Name: X10SLL-F Version: 1.02 SATA ...
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ESXI 5.5 Doesn't see full hard drive

I have an ESXI 5.5 host which I've had up for a while (whitebox build) and I've recently replaced one of the internal hard drives due to failure (not raid, directly connected to the SATA controller). ...
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Does any SATA drive work in any SATA port?

I was under the assumption (apart from restrictions due to old operating systems not being able to read large drives) that as long as a hard drive was of the same type as what is available for the ...
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CentOS - Raid Speed Below Single Disk

I'm encountering some odd behavior and wondering if anyone has ideas what would be causing it. Setup: 2x 2.4GHz Opteron quad cores, 8GB RAM, 2x 500GB 7200 RPM SATA2 drives, with Clean minimal CentOS ...
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Can a RAID card be used just to connect an optical drive?

This is one of those daft "I bought some used equipment on eBay' type questions. I have an IBM xServer with a SCSI RAID running CentOS 6 and I bought this 3Ware 9500 SATA RAID card thinking I could ...
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AHCI - Will be two HDDs (SSDs) two times faster?

Lets take common numbers: SATA HDD - 120Mb/s read, write speed heavily depends on gaps in sequence SATA SSD - 550Mb/s read, 500Mb/s write PCIe SSD - 2500Mb/s read, 1500Mb/s write Lets assume they ...
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How to reset Areca RAID card built-in SAS expander password?

I just bought used ARC-1882IX-12 card but the seller forgot password to the SAS expander. The web management worked well with default "0000" password. How to reset it ?
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Is there any downside to having 4 SSDs in RAID 10 on the same SATA controller as a DVD drive?

Setting up a new server; the motherboard is a Supermicro X10SRW-F. It has two SATA controllers, one with 6 ports, one with 4. The one with 6 ports already has a DVD drive connected to it. I'm about ...
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Proliant ML350 G6 - Installing a 2TB drive only recognises it as 250gb and Fails [closed]

I have purchased 2x Seagate Enterprise SATA 2TB 2.5" drives, but when they are loading into 2 new hot plug slots the HP software is only recognising the drives have a capacity of 250gb. I have tested ...
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HD recognized by BIOS but not Linux or GParted

I have an old (2007) Dell Precision Workstation 690 with Ubuntu 12.04. It has 2 mirrored 139G SAS drives for OS and 2 WD Black 2TB data drives that were formatted ext4 and rsynced and had my virtual ...
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how to unlock a ssd disk with hdparm?

I have a SSD disk with password protection, but the password lost long time ago... so I tried to earse the ATA security with "hdparm" command. with "hdparm -I", the disk information looks ...
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P410i smart array controller SATA drive recommendations of known working models

Background: my company needed some internal, reliable servers for internal data. (we normally use cloud). Being a small company, we have scanty budget, but also flexibility. We picked up a number ...
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Sata Disk very poor performance

I have a HP MicroServer NL54, stock BIOS, with 4 HDs Seagate Barracuda ST2000DM001 2TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache. If I run a dd benchmark I get: $ dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/sdb bs=4K count=4096 4096+0 ...
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How to connect a SATA / ESATA / USB 3.0 device over Gigabit Ethernet

I am looking for a way to connect an 5.25 SATA removable drive bay from CRU to our HP Proliant 360 blade server. Unfortunately the server has no support for USB 3.0 and no free PCI slot to upgrade USB ...
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Mixing SATA speed on hardware RAID

I have a 16 drive hardware RAID array which has 15/16 3 Gb/S SATA drives. On replacing a failing drive I realized the replacement was a 6 GB/S drive (same brand/cache,size though). Is this likely to ...
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Is using a PCI-E SATA Controller equivalent to the onboard controller

I have a Windows Server, in which the on-board SATA controller is broken and the machine can not identify any of the connected disks. To overcome the issue I am thinking of buying PCI-E SATA ...
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3rd party HDDs in Dell Poweredge r805

I have a Dell Poweregde R805 Server that came with two 147GB 10K SAS drives. To stack up the storage on this machine, i purchased two SATA drives (HGST Travelstar Z7K500, 500GB, 7200RPM, SATA III). ...
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Hp Proliant DL380 G4 Power on without Backplane [closed]

I got an HP ProLiant DL380 G4 for free and want to use it with SATA HDDs as described here: http://serverfault.com/a/516949/290693 But how can i power up the server without the SCSI backplane, because ...
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raid controller data transfer rate

I'm going to buy an 8-port raid controller for which the declared data trasfer rate is "Up to 6Gb/s per port". The declared connectors are "Two mini-SAS SFF8088". The maximum number of supported ...
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Difference “SATA style SAS connector” (SFF8482) and SATA

I own a tape drive with a SATA shaped connector on the backside, but the datasheet says it should be connected to SFF8482. I saw, that SFF8482 is usually converted to up to 4x SATA connectors, so my ...
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SATA drivers in Debian squeeze

I have Debian Squeeze installed on a compact flash card in ATA port. I copied the whole system to SATA drive but system holds in initramfs because can't mount root file system. I know that my system ...
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In which order do I plug the SATA power and data cables for hotplug?

I’ve found diverging instructions on the ’net about this. To recap: SATA with the 4-pin Molex (white) power plug is not hot-pluggable, but either the wide connector or the separate (15-pin power and ...
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Can I Use a Normal SSD disk in HP DL380 G6

We have a bunch of DL-380 G6 servers in our company, I want to know whether it is possible to use 2.5" SSD hard drives (with SATA III interface) on these servers or not?
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Large SATA drives in HP ProLiant 585 G5 server?

I have been reading in the manual that the 8, 2.5 hard drive slots use up to 500gb SAS each, for a maximum of 4TB. So my question is, what if I wanted to use one regular 1TB 2.5 sata hard drive in one ...
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Very irregular disk write performance and repeated SATA timeouts [closed]

I have a new 8TB Seagate Archive disk in one of my machines (Ubuntu 14.04.2, Kernel 3.19 from git.freedesktop.org, MSI 7817, Haswell chipset, i5-4570 CPU) and there are multiple issues with this disk. ...
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How do you figure out why a drive is dropping out on a Marvell Raid Controller?

I just got a Marvell SATA Raid controller for my Dell T-410 (the existing Raid card was full 0+1); trying to use it with 2 drives in Raid-1, but one of the drives keeps falling out. The log shows ...
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mdadm array keeps losing disks on separate SATA controller

My Ubuntu Linux server has an mdadm array (RAID 5) with four 2TB SATA disks that keeps "loosing" two disks from time to time. Rebooting and re-assembling the arrays has worked out fine up until now. ...
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What types of workloads require SAS disks compared to SATA?

I am looking to outfit my new server (new to me) with larger capacity disks. The server right now has 4 SAS 146GB disks in it. My original thought was to just buy larger SAS disks and replace or add ...
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HP DL360 G5 and using 3.5" sata drives OR USB [closed]

I have a HP DL360 G5 (1x 4core CPU, 4gb Ram, 4x 36gb SAS Hdd's) I am looking for some advice. This server is just for home use to run some VM's with ESXI 5.1 for my home network and some testing of ...
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Plextor SSDs don't work reliably in HP DL380p Gen8 servers

We recently purchased a few HP 380p G8 servers to add some VM capacity, and decided to add a pool of SSDs to our standard build, to create a "fast" RAID 1+0 array for some of our VMs that have higher ...
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ProLiant DL380p not recognising HP hard drives on boot

I have two ProLiant DL380p rack mounted small factor servers. I have installed the following drives onto both servers: 1x 240GB SSD drive (Crucial NOT HP branded) 2.5" SATA 7.2k rpm 1TB (HP-branded)...
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How do you connect more than 4 drives to a LSI 9361-4i MegaRAID controller?

I’m fairly new to proper hardware RAID having only used it in pre-built server machines before, but on the recommendation of some friends who work for datacentres I’ve bought an LSI 9361-4i MegaRAID ...