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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How to arrange 2 SSD with 2 SATA? [closed]

I like to have best io performance as well as good capaciyy and reliability out of a server that hosts a busy forum, which involves loads of static files download. I am wondering what is the best plan ...
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ML 350 additional SATA RAID controller (mirror only)

I have a Proliant ML350 G8 with two SAS raid arrays currently set up - thereby maxing the default P420i raid controller. I need to set up a large video dump space in addition to this existing set-up ...
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K8NDRE motherboard in server fails to complete BIOS load with error 0078

K8NDRE motherboard with 4 sata drives, was running fine. Drives had raid-0 and raid-1 partitions, using mdadm. The onboard raid is disabled. Upon reformatting the drives, setting a new partition ...
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Preventing h/w RAID cards from dropping slow JBOD disks

I'm considering buying a used SAS h/w RAID card for externally attaching HDDs to an HP ProLiant I'm setting up. However, I only require RAID functionality on some of the drives. Theoretically it ...
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ssd firmware, linux: updating large batch of drives

I was recently hit with a fatal firmware bug that affected dozens of Crucial SSDs deployed in my datacenter. Many of the affected machines use LSI or other proprietary SAS controllers, which Crucial's ...
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Can I reuse HP Proliant SCSI drives in a custom build?

I have an old HP Proliant DL385. Can I use the drives (36.4 GB - 10k, ULTRA320 SCSI) on a custom build, or is the interface a proprietary HP specific one? What support do I need from the motherboard? ...
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3.5" SATAs in an HP DL580 G4

I've been tasked to marry a bunch of 3.5" SATA drives with an HP Proliant DL580 G4 server. Trouble is, this server only takes Small Form Factor harddisks. How can I make this happen in the most ...
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Is there way to read sectors from SATA drive without ECC correction?

I know, there was such possibility like that in old ATA standards: "READ LONG" command produced LBA sector + ECC payload. sg_read_long supports in in linux, but the command is obsolete for quite a ...
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Does VMWare ESXi 4.1 work with SATA hard drives?

I'm confused about the hard drive requirements to use VMWare ESXi 4.1 I conducted an experiment on an old desktop PC with a SATA hard drive and it couldn't find it. I'm now ready to go to production ...
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Are there different kinds of Mini SAS to 4x SATA reverse breakout cables?

I have an RPC-4224 case that has 24 bays with 6 Mini SAS ports. I needed a cable to break out one of them into 4 SATA ports, so I went down to my local Fry's Electronics and bought one. The cable came ...
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Deciphering continuing mpt2sas syslog messages

Summary I have been getting these cryptic messages in syslog since I installed some new hardware and I can't figure out what the problem is, if it's serious, or what to do about it. They're from the ...
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External 2.5" enclosure SATA power only [closed]

we have these mini-SAS PCIe SATA III controllers. Mini-SAS enclosures seem to run about $500, but I can use a $10 mini-SAS-to-SATA adapter cable so then all I need is an external enclosure that ...
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PERC 6/i will not find my SATA drives

I got a PERC 6/i for our build-system machine running ESXi 5.0update1. The hardware is a MSI X79A-GD65 with Intel X79 chipset, Extreme i7 CPU. I also got a SFF8484->4xSATA cable and connected it to 4 ...
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DL140 G3 HP Embedded SATA RAID Controller, max 750 GB drives. Really?

I have a DL140 G3 and according to HP's documentation the max capacity SATA drive I can put on the HP Embedded SATA RAID Controller is 2x750GB. If I put a 2TB drive in here will something terrible ...
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unable to recover data from failed hdd [closed]

my hdd failing (or maybe totally dead) i've connected the hdd via USB but it doesn't appear in fdisk Disk /dev/sda: 500.1 GB, 500107862016 bytes 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 60801 cylinders, total ...
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How to reduce the SATA link speed of drive in CentOS?

How do I make CentOS run SATA drives at 3Gb/s at boot? Background: I'm having an issue with a motherboard that claims to support 6Gb/s SATA transfer speeds, but when using 4 drives on it, in a ...
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HP ProLiant DL380 G4 SATA support?

I'm planning to get a second hand HP Proliant DL380 G4 and setup it as storage server, probably using NexentaStor and setup a ZFS system. But now I wonder does DL380 G4 can be convert or support SATA ...
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Server crash mount XEN Server sata disk

Our Xen Server crashed and we try to mount the sata disk on an other linx to save the VM's. But unfortunately we are unlucky because the only thing we see is a lot of strange LV mounts. When we do an ...
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What is the max supported number of SATA devices (using cable adapters) on a Dell SAS 6/iR adapter?

I've got a Dell SAS 6/iR PCI-E adapter. I don't have a multiplier backplane. I'm planning on connecting SATA (non SAS) drives. If I buy cable adapters only (ones that split a SAS connector on the card ...
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SAS vs Near-line SAS vs SATA

I'm unsure about the differences in these storage interfaces. My Dell servers all have SAS RAID controllers in them and they seem to be cross-compatible to an extent. The Ultra-320 SCSI RAID ...
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KVM: pass-through SATA hot-swap drive?

I have a SATA hot-swap cage in my Linux box. Is it possible to pass-through the SATA disk which is injected in that cage to a KVM guest? I have multiple disks however the SATA port will be always the ...
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Dell MD1000 and an x4 SAS connector throughput / layout

I'm trying to get my head around how a multi lane x4 SAS connector works in a DAS system such as the Dell MD1000. I understand that each lane is 3Gbps, and that multiple hard drives can share a lane. ...
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HP Proliant DL180 G5 server treats 3-TB SATA disks as 750-GB ones

I have this HP Proliant DL180 G5 server, running with the embedded RAID controller (no Smart Array); with this configuration, it only supports 4 SATA disks. Fine. The server has 2 250-GB SATA disks; ...
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3ware 8506, Solaris (Nexenta Core) and the tw driver: driver (tw) successfully added to system but failed to attach

I've got a little Nexenta Core box at home that's doing NAS duties. Recently, I bought a second hand 3ware 8506 12-port SATA controller to go with the Supermicro AOC-SAT2-MV8 controller that I already ...
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HP D2700 enclosure and SSDs. Will any SSD work?

I've got an HP D2700 enclosure that I'm looking to shove some 2.5" SSD drives in. Looking at the prices of HP's SSD drives vs something like an Intel 710 and even something less 'enterprisey', there's ...
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Is current SATA 6 gb/s equipment simply unreliable?

I have a 45-disk array of Seagate Barracuda 3 TB ST3000DM001 (yes these are desktop drives I'm aware of that) in a Supermicro sc847 JBOD, connected via LSI 9285. I have found a solution for the ...
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How to connect SCA-2 to SATA? [closed]

I have SCA-2 hard drive with connector like this: http://www.ivoryegg.com/imagesNew/150000/154608--659238-7378.jpg It's possible to connect it to motherboard with SATA? Thanks!
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Difference between LSI SAS3081E-R vs. LSI SAS3081E-S SAS/ATA HBAs

I'm trying to figure out if there are any differences between the "R" vs. the "S" of this SAS controller. As far as I can tell, the "S" is a Sun Microsystems re-branded version. I can't find much ...
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RAID 1, mixed size drives?

Hi I have a couple of windows systems that I wanted to install RAID 1 onto, I have purchased PCI express controller cards and extra drives, but here I made a mistake, one PC has an existing 3.5" 160Gb ...
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Any experience with SATA SAS Interposer Cards?

Driven by the current price difference between SATA and SAS disks on one side and the potentially bad behaviour of SATA disks in bigger storage arrays on the other side, I have found so-called ...
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Can I mix SAS and SATA2 drives on one controller?

I've read here that I can't mix SAS and SATA2 drives on the same controller - is that really true? I understand I shouldn't mix on the same channel, but the same card!? For example, when I plug my ...
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How to access to install/check software on a ESXi 5 to view system hardware

I have the following: 2 x DL585 G1 (8 cores) with built in Smart Array 5i (4 x 74GB SCSI in Raid 5) I installed VMware ESXi 5 and got it all working :) When I boot my server up, it states the ...
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Dell R510 backplane/LSI RAID card

I've been tasked to price up and order a new server. My plans are for a Dell Poweredge R510 with the 8 HDD option, an LSI 9265-8i RAID card, two Dell 600GB 15k 3.5" SAS drives in RAID 1, and six Intel ...
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SSD in early 2008 Xserve Apple Drive Module

Pretty much the title: it possible to use a modern, 2.5″ SSD in an Apple Drive Module on a early 2008 Xserve? This would be replacing a 15k RPM SAS drive, and in most places I've looked that HDD is ...
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Database server is better to have SAS than SATA, also preferable RAID1?

I want to know if it's better to hast DB server by SAS hard disk than SATA hard disk? And it's also better to use RAID1. I don't know much about RAID. If the server is RAID6 default. Can I change ...
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Apple tower Server internal SATA to external eSATA - good or bad idea? [closed]

I am running out of available ports on an Apple server. I would like to attach 4 external eSATA devices to the currently open internal SATA connections (2 open hard drive bays and 2 SATA allocated for ...
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How to connect drive array to redundant motherboards?

How should one connect a small storage array, four 3TB SATA drives for now, to two motherboards or controllers as a failover system? This means avoiding adding another single point of failure such as ...
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Dedicated server - do SAS disks make a noticeable difference? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What are the merits of SAS vs SATA drives? I am running a linux centos dedicated server. Basic specs are a Intel Dual Core Xeon X3065with 2GB ram and 2 x 160GB Sata ...
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Connecting 8 x 500GB SATA drives to HP Smart Array P800 controller on 2 external mini ports

I have already 8 drives hooked up the the P800 RAID controller internally. I would like to attach 8 more SATA drives externally. I looked in the documentation but the only thing mentioned for the ...
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Installed 2TB disk in ubuntu server, dmesg reports it as 9444732965540666 MB

I've have an ageing Linux server running on Dell PowerEdge hardware, with a SAS 5IR RAID controller. It has a pair of SAS 146Gb disks in a RAID 1 configuration that has the OS and other software. I ...
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configuration for max read throughput on ssd: pcie vs sata vs raid

I'm looking to configure a storage setup, using ssd's, that will deliver the fastest read throughput on large (2+ GB) files on a 24 core (12 physical core) system. The data is static for the most ...
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Mirrored HDD on Windows 2000 Server become invalid on Windows 7 [closed]

I have a situation: I had two SATA HDD, on mirror (soft mirrow by Windows), on Windows 2000 Advanced Server x86 then I remove it, throw away the server and keep the disk. Now I want some data on ...
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“zpool replace” hangs and locks up the pool

Given my four disk RAIDZ1, one disk has become physically noisy, not producing errors yet, but not sounding healthy either. So I've chosen to pre-emptively replace it. I have done: zpool offline ...
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SATA RAID or SCSI RAID Old IBM Server

Need your help on this one. One of my SCSI HD failed in RAID 1, thinking about replacing it, but can no longer find 73gb drive on the market (only used available). Option 1: Clone remaining SCSI HD ...
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So you really can push a SATA2 disk into a SAS backplane?

There's only one SAS, right? Serial attached SCSI? The female connectors: SATA2 looks like: ------------| |------- And SAS looks : ------------+-+------- For me, the SATA2 male connector looks ...
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Windows Server making hard disk accessible after moving to a new installation

I have a serial ata disk running windows server 2003 in an old setup and now our company wanted to upgrade the system. We got a new computer and I transfer the hard disk from one setup to the other. ...
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How can I locally analyze SMART logs from a server?

I have Ubuntu 10.04 server running on a desktop at home. I rebooted, and the machine was unreachable after 10 minutes or so. At this point I should have connected a console (monitor using VGA cable). ...
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Best performance: 1tb vs larger drives in app using only sequential read/writes

I have a custom app that is multi-threaded; each thread runs on its own logical core (the workstation is a dual xeon, with 12 physical and 24 logical cores). So there are 24 threads running ...
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Rule of thumb: SATA for storage & serving static content, SSD/SAS for databases?

The question says it all. But, is it true? Can someone explain what's the differentiating factor here (how one type of disk is better than another for a specific purpose)? (FYI, I've tried searching, ...
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Need advice on which PCI SATA Controller Card to Purchase [closed]

I have a major issue with the build of a machine I am trying to get up and running. My goal is to create a file server that will service the needs of my software development, personal media storage ...