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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Western Digital 1TB SATA and PE 860 using SAS 5 Problem Writing to Drives RAID1

I've got a Dell PE 860 that I recently took out of service to re-purpose. I upgraded the memory from 2GB to 8GB, and replaced 2 80GB WD 7200RPM SATA drives with 2 1TB WD 5400RPM SATA drives. Installed ...
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Type of Storage for VMware View Implementation

We're doing a virtual desktop pilot and I was wondering what kind of SAN storage is commonly used. I've heard conflicting reports of SAS/SATA disks or even SSD or large read/write cache settings. ...
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Few questions about rack servers SCSI and Server Routers

Today i have purchased some second hand Dell Poweredge servers, which i can't wait to get: Dell Poweredge 1850 server Xeon 3Ghz / 1GB RAM Dell PowerEdge 2650 Server Xeon 2.4GHz / 1GB RAM They use ...
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find out if disk is IDE or SATA

I need to find out if a disk is IDE or SATA (or anything else, maybe). I know that the device is /dev/sda, so I think it's SATA, but I don't know if I can be sure just by the name. I tried looking at ...
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Failing Sata HDD

I think my HDD is fried... Could someone confirm or help me restore it? I was using Hardware RAID 1 Configuration [2 x 160GB SATA HDD] on a CentOS 4 Installation. All of a sudden I started seeing bad ...
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Install Ubuntu on USB drive then put back HD inside computer?

I would like to install Ubuntu on a hard drive that is accessed via USB. Then, when all is OK, replace the computer hard disk with that one that was USB-connected. (Computer used for USB ...
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SAS vs. Nearline/MDL SAS - What is the difference?

As subject I guess, looking at SAN's and most vendors offer 10k or 15k "proper" SAS drives, many also offer 7.2k MDL/Nearline SAS drives. Does anyone have an authoritative explanation of the ...
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how to know that RAID 1 is installed?

recently we have a server crash, so we decided to mount a RAID 1 in our server. so we asked to the hosting, they told us that was needed to reinstall all the system again. so we make it, and now i ...
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HP Proliant ML110 G6 as first file server (RAID)?

Bit of a noobie and this will be the 1st server hardware I have purchased. We are a small design studio and I am about to buy our 1st server. I have successfully run Ubuntu on an old PC which has ...
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smart Raw_Read_Error_Rate

Need experts opinions. Have disk. Here is smart output of Seagate "Barracuda 7200.10 family": ID# ATTRIBUTE_NAME FLAG VALUE WORST THRESH TYPE UPDATED WHEN_FAILED RAW_VALUE 1 ...
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Recommendation for Server 2008 RAID card with port multiplier support [closed]

I am currently building a large (20 TB) online data store and my first attempt has gone a bit awry. The use case for this storage is to have a non-backed up repository of data for a set of users to ...
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SSD seems dead after wakeup from Windows Sleep, BIOS stalls but doesn't find it anymore

The morning, the following scary scenario happened: I woke up my Windows system Typed in my username and got an error (something like "could not load security xxx", but unsure of exact wording) ...
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SATA card with good hotswap ability

I'm building a Win2k8 backup machine with a removable SATA drive enclosure. The idea is that each week someone will pull out a drive and pop another one in. I need this to work without having to ...
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Large SATA hard drive for Intellistation A Pro 6217

I posted this question to the IBM forums, but got no response! I'm hoping someone here will be able to help. I have recently become the lucky new owner of an Intellistation A Pro 6217. I would like ...
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sata timeout on webserver

I have a web server. About 100-150 virtual hosts. Just small websites. My first post is here: http://serverfault.com/questions/152855/sata-hdd-errors , but now I have new error on other disk. 1. I ...
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SAS to SATA adapter?

Is it possible to have a SAS to SATA. e.g the server has SAS onboard, and I want to use SATA drives instead of the SAS ones (cheaper and easier to source here in Australia). They have cables on this ...
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Removable SATA backup drive corruption

Currently we have 2 SATA hard drives housed in removable enclosures (NTFS partitions). Each week the drive is swapped out with the other one after the backup job has completed. The files that are ...
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ESXi doesn't show up my hard drive

I have an issue here with my ESXi server from VMware. I added a Dawicontrol "DC4320" Sata Controller to spend my ESXi more space for VMs. I also put some Sata hard drives on it and they are also shown ...
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Can I use an EIDE ATA-133 hard drive in a server that uses SATA?

I have an old 160 GB EIDE ATA-133 hard drive, which I would like to use in my Dell PowerEdge T105 server. However, the cables inside the T105 are SATA, which won't connect to the drive. Is there ...
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Mapping raw storage devices to VMs in XenServer 5.6?

In VMware ESXi, we can easily present a raw SATA hard drive to a virtual machine through Raw device mapping. Is it possible in the free edition of XenServer 5.6?
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SATA hdd errors

I have one server with WDC WD3202ABYS ... There are 100 virtual hosts. Server is working about 5 years and in this time period I have change 4 disks. All with same reason: sata error. The last one: ...
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Win2003 R2 - 1.5TB disks not identified

I just installed 4 1.5TB hard disks (WD) in two servers (2 in each). Upon reboot they are not showing up in the disk manager whatsoever. I'm running Windows Server 2003 EE (32bit) with 8GB ram. They ...
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What is the value/cost of enabling “spread spectrum clocking” on my hard drives?

I'm building up a biggish NAS box (10x WD RE4 2TB SATA RAID10) and ran into some problems. During the course of my research, debugging, investigations, etc, I discovered a jumper on the physical ...
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ESXI with non standard hardware HDD issues

I have 3 very underutilized servers that I am condensing to one of those shuttle PC's with VMWare ESXi The HDD seems to be the bottle neck right now (the light is almost always pure solid) right ...
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IBM x260m won't boot from PCI SATA card

We ghosted our old Windows 2003 drive to a new 1TB one, and connected through new PCI SATA card. The x260m server fails to boot with error 1962: "Boot sector not found." When we connect the drive ...
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Problem with slow hard disk

We bought some new PCs in my company with the new iCore 7 and 8GB memory and the following hard disk: WESTERN DIGITAL WD8000AARS 800GB CAVIAR GREEN SATA2 The problem we have is that after installing ...
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linux need to discover local sata mirror before hba attached scsi

(none of the machines mentioned are in production) Hello, I'm trying to install Centos 5.4, which wants to put the boot loader on either the boot sector of the boot drive (a local SATA mirror, ...
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Installing Ubuntu Server fails to detect SATA CD/DVD Drive

O/S: Ubuntu 8.04 Server LTS 64-bit Drive: Lite-On SATA CD/DVD Burner, DS-8A4S Motherboard: Supermicro x8ste Booting from the CD/DVD works fine, but the installer fails to detect the drive with the ...
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SATA drive problems with two SIL RAID cards

I've just put a second SiI 3114 SATARaid card in my home server so that I could add another pair of SATA drives and increase my storage space. Annoyingly, it doesn't seem to work: [ 32.816030] ...
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FATA disk performance for VMware

We are moving to the dataceneter and planning to have tiered storage on EVA4400 - FC RAID 10 for SQL databases and RAID5 across 24 FATA 1TB disks form VMware ESX guests.HP is describing FATA disks ...
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linux kernel option to set sata disk to udma/133 1.5gbps

i try to speed up boot time of my linux server box which uses removable HDD rack's the current boot time is around 2 min's but if i connect the hdd's directly to the mainboard its about 2 sec's the ...
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Why are there two backplane connectors inside a Dell poweredge r410?

Just received a new 1U server - a Dell Poweredge r410. There are four hot-swap drive trays, which can accommodate either SAS or SATA drives. However, the odd thing is, instead of a single SFF8087 ...
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sata controller without raid support

I'm looking for a 4 ports pci or pci-express (not pci-x) sata controller with these features: - real hot swap support - no RAID support, or with RAID support that can be disabled through the ...
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Desktop SATA drives in SATA <-> FC array

Let's assume you've got a box like one of these with space for 24 SATA disks. What are the best bits of advice for deploying this? For instance, should you be greedy and go for the 1.5 or 2tb disks ...
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Sata Card for OpenSolaris, no raid needed

can anyone recommend a Sata pci or pci-e card that is compatible with OpenSolaris? Raid isn't necessary as aim is to use ZFS. I ended up getting: - Intel sasuc8i (based on LSI 1068) - Dell 5/i SAS ...
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SCSI vs SATA? Is SCSI “actually” better? [closed]

Well, I was talking with a guy about servers the other day. I was a bit shocked whenever I asked him if there was any significant difference between SCSI and SATA and why he always uses SCSI. (note, ...
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What is the best hard drive type for a small file server?

I have a fairly speedy computer that I'd like to use as a file server. The motherboard has IDE and SCSI ports. What is the best hard drive type to use? (IDE/SATA/SCSI, etc) Would it be smart to get ...
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sata and sas on the same machine

I know you can't mix SATA and SAS in the same RAID configuration, but is it possible to mount a SATA drive on the same RAID controller as its own logical drive? If not, what do I need in order to ...
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Remove second RAID6 drive during resync from first failure?

I have a RAID6 comprised of five 1TB drives in good working order. I'd like to redistribute the array differently in my system (change the drive distribution over controller cards). I pulled the first ...
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When using an external SATA enclosure, how can I discover newly added drives (Ubuntu Linux)?

I have been working on a system for processing data on large numbers of independent hard drives. To accomplish this, I purchased a Sil3124A 4-port eSATA controller card and a 10-bay external SATA ...
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Switch SATA disks in DELL PowerEdge R410

I need a 1U rackserver for hosting a website running on Windows Server and MS SQL. I plan to have a SSD drive for the system and SQL database and a large 1-2 TB standard SATA HDD for a lot of ...
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SATA Drive Replacement on Dell PowerEdge R410

I just talked to our Dell rep about purchasing some PowerEdge R410s and R510s and he made a comment that the SATA drives are 'special' and can't be replaced by aftermarket drives because of some ...
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SATA3 and backwards compatability

Hay guys, I'm making a NAS for serving my files around my network. I bought a motherboard, a MSI KM4M-V Micro ATX. the spec says that it has "2 SATA 1.5Gb/s connectors". I'm however find these drives ...
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Does anyone know if “SATA II” drives are compatible with a Dell SAS 5i/R?

I want to buy some cheaper HDs for our server (it will have practically zero HD access) but I plan to put them into a RAID 1 config, just for peace of mind. Our server is a second-hand PowerEdge 860, ...
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Dell PowerEdge 1750/1850 using *SATA*?

we're currently looking for a cheap, but reasonably powerful, server to collect analytics and act like a firewall for our Web Application server. It seems a PowerEdge 1750 or 1850 would do the job ...
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Is it possible to install a solid state drive into a Sun Ultra 40 M2 workstation?

Our Sun Ultra 40 M2 workstations came with SAS drives, but my understanding is that the backplane will support both SAS and SATA. Sun's docs specify a very limited number of supported drives, but I'm ...
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Adding a 2nd Hard drive causing intermittent restart on server

I'm in the middle of configuring a server with circa 6tb storage. I've got 8x 1TB drives, using a 3ware RAID card (9650SE) The server also (currently) has 1 additional 250gb SATA drive, with the OS ...
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Choosing the right backup solution - SCSI vs SATA tape drives

I'm backing up about 100gb worth of data on backup exec and after much deliberation, have decided that tapes are worth another shot (after my ultrium decided to die and munch tapes). Bearing in mind ...
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Inexspensive SATA raid controller for small virtualization host

I've had a few issues running software raid on XenServer, and I would also like to try out VMware ESXi which won't easily be combined with a software raid. Are there any low cost PCI cards that would ...
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Recommended SSD Setup

I'm building a new server which will be running a text search service for our online web services. This service requires fast IO so I am trying to further reduce any potential bottlenecks. I would ...