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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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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hot plug sata to ESXi 5 server

Is it possible to hot plug an eSATA drive to an ESXi 5 server? I'm exploring backup solutions and hoping to hot add a datastore, copy my VM's over, then hotunplug.
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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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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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Are SSD drives as reliable as mechanical drives (2013)?

SSD drives have been around for several years now. But the issue of reliability still comes up. I guess this is a follow up from this question posted 4 years ago, and last updated in 2011. It's now ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Raid Ready Hard Drive vs Standard Hard drives

What is the difference between normal data hard drives and Raid Ready Hard Drives? I am planning to build a server with 6x2TB hard drives and i have been quoted raid ready Hard drives nearly at 250$ ...
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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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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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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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ZFS best practices with hardware RAID

If one happens to have some server-grade hardware at ones disposal, is it ever advisable to run ZFS on top of a hardware-based RAID1 or some such? Should one turn off the hardware-based RAID, and run ...
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Is SATA-2 backwards compatible with SATA-1?

As per the title, are the two versions compatible?
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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 do I make Linux recognize a new SATA /dev/sda drive I hot swapped in without rebooting?

Hot swapping out a failed SATA /dev/sda drive worked fine, but when I went to swap in a new drive, it wasn't recognized: [root@fs-2 ~]# tail -18 /var/log/messages May 5 16:54:35 fs-2 kernel: ata1: ...
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Can SAS drives be used with SATA controllers?

Can I buy SAS drives on my SATA Controller? What is the compatibility and restrictions about mixing these?
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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 replace SCSI with SATA or adapt SCSI to SATA drives

At first, I apologize for my question, but I am complete beginner. My friend gave me an old HP Proliant DL385 server which was replaced in bank, where he works, by newer stuff. Because of privacy, ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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HP ProLiant DL180 G6 SSD upgrade (sata 3)?

We've currently got a HP ProLiant DL180 G6 server with a Smart Array P410i raid card, and 8 HDDs running off it. We also just bought a new SATA Intel SSD drive to expand the server, that we're ...
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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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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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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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scsi and ata entries for same hard drive under /dev/disk/by-id

I am trying to set up a ZFS pool using 4 bare drives which I have attached to my Ubuntu system via a SATA hot swap backplane. These are Hitachi SATA drives. When I list the contents of ...
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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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BladeCenter S SATA disk compatibility

We have a BladeCenter S with a 6 bay storage array. A SAS Connectivity module (39Y9192) is installed as well as a SAS expansion card (39Y9187) in each blade (HS21). The SAS connectivity module is ...
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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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Install SAS/SATA backplane in Dell PowerVault 220S

Is the backplane of a Dell PowerVault 220S svc tag 3sdpcb1 (14 drive, 80 pin hot swap scsi) upgradeable to a SAS/SATA backplane & controller card replacement? The unit already seems to be quite ...