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PowerEdge 2900. Want to use as a SAS wiping server, and skip Raid configuration for each drive. Possible?

I've got a Dell PowerEdge 2900 with 8 SAS slots in the front. I want to be able to load drives quickly without setting them up in RAID. We have a pile of about 50 SAS drives that need to be wiped. Is ...
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mpt2sas1: log_info(0x31120303): Disks dropped from RAID

In my syslog I get loads of: Mar 1 11:20:07 franklin kernel: [72947.878407] Waking error handler thread Mar 1 11:20:07 franklin kernel: [72947.878415] Error handler scsi_eh_1 waking up Mar 1 ...
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ntldr is missing error, is issue scsi/raid boot drive identification?

I stopped an ibm x series 266 server to clean it out. It has two scsi drives in raid 1, 36 gb. While I had the drives out for cleaning I started the server to get the fans running, to exhaust dust ...
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replace SCSI raid controller with SATA on SBS 2003

Is it possible to add a second raid card (there is a second pci-x slot) that uses SATA and transfer the current contents of the SCSI card's HDDs to the new larger SATA HDDs Background: I bought 2 new ...
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How do I put back different SCSI hard drives into their original RAID arrays across different servers?

I have potentially a big mess in my hands: I received today a box with several hard drives that used to be connected to different servers each one of them using an unknown - at least as of right now- ...
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SCSI controller vs RAID controller

I have a Poweredge server which has a Ultra 160 SCSI controller, I was wondering if this has the ability to set the drives as RAID1 or 5? Is a SCSI & RAID controller generally the same thing?
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What are Linux SCSI command timeouts and is the default suited for software raid?

My understanding of SCSI timeouts is that any read, write, flush and other commands have a limited time to complete. If exceeded, the command is aborted and an error is reported to the upper layer. ...
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Perc 4 Configuration - Drives not showing up

Hello I am trying to configure raid on a PERC 4 running in a PowerEdge 1850. When I go into the bios configuration for the raid controller the drives I have attached are not present. Specifically ...
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Adding a single 300Gb SCSI drive to poweredge 2850

I have a 2850 setup with 3 146Gb drives, two partitions 1 12GB system with server 2003 sp2 and 1 261Gb Data. I am strapped on disk space on the data partition having to push data around. I wanted to ...
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Why is a single drive much faster than 4 of them in RAID5?

I have a 2005 vintage server (dual 3GHz Xeons, LSI53C1030T RAID/SCSI controller with 256MB cache, 8GB RAM) and I'm re-purposing it for some light VM storage duty. First try to was to put 4x300GB ...
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ServeRAID 8i setup

I purchased a second hand IBM eServer x345 with ServeRAID 8i and 3x 36GB SCSI hard drives. I'm having difficulty setting up an operating system as the drives don't appear in either Arch or Ubuntu ...
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Connecting a Direct Attached Storage array to multiple servers

Is it possible to connect multiple servers to the same Direct Attached Storage array, something like the Dell MD1200 or MD1220? I see from the specs that each one of these arrays supports two ...
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SAS vs SSD Performance

Hi does anyone have any input on how a SAS 15k RPM drive would perform compared to a sata based SSD drive, assuming its using the latest verison of sata. These drives would be in a 4 drive raid 10 ...
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Multiple RAID arrays in x346

I have an x346 server with 3 x RAID 5 73GB U320 HDD's running ESXi with 2 VM's on it. 1 VM is an exchange server running IIS and SQL2008. The other is an applications VM running IIS. I have another ...
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What is the SCSI RAID channels?

What is the SCSI RAID channels? I.e. what is the difference between, say, 1-channel RAID controller and 2-channel RAID controller? Is it for data throughput, number of RAID arrays I can create on ...
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Adding extra storage space to Dell PowerEdge 2900 SQL server

Can a 300GB 15K RPM SAS (Serial Attached SCSI) Hard Drive work/be configured if i put it in an extra slot on a server that uses a DELL PERC 6/i Integrated RAID Controller?
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PowerEdge 6650 disk issues

Here's a weird one I've been fighting for a while. I've got a old out-of-warranty Dell PowerEdge 6650 server with a PERC 3/DC RAID controller controlling four newer (maybe a year old) Fujitsu 136GB ...
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SCSI drives not showing up in Linux CentOS 4

So I have a poweredge 6650 with Perc 3 installed. on the first channel of raid controller I have 2x 73gb configured in raid 1. On the second channel I have two 300GB drives that are stand alone. The ...
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Can an IBM ServeRAID 4mx controller work on a non-IBM server?

I have some IBM ServeRAID 4mx controllers on some aging IBM x360 servers (Pentium III 1.5 ghz CPUs); I also have a SCSI disk array with two ports, which can be attached to those controllers; and I ...
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SCSI Windows Setup on Dell Precision 670 Workstation…please help

Error Windows Setup: "setup did not find any hard disk drives installed in your computer" This is not exactly a programming question but I thought you guys might be able to help. I just received a ...
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Seagate Cheetah Size

I just got some replacement drives for a server here, went to pop one in, and it turns out that the 72Gig for a Seagate is slightly below the 72gig of the Maxtors that we currently have. Does anyone ...