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Why is my RAID1 or RAID10 virtual drive (6 SSDs) not significantly faster than a single SSD?

I'm trying to figure out why the performance of a Virtual drive built from 12 SSDs is not really faster than a single SSD drive. The Server is a IBM x3650 M4, two Xeon E5-2643v2 130W 6C 3,5GHz. The ...
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Howto configure Raid on IBM x3500 m3

I have recently acquired an old IBM x3500 m3 and I'm struggling to find the raid configuration. I've checked out everything in the uefi and post doesn't show any key combinations to access ServeRaid. ...
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IBM x 3650 M4 - enable disk slots 4-7

I have a x3650 with a ServeRaid 5110 controller. I have six disks installed - first 3 as one RAID5 array, and I want to set the second 3 up as another RAID5 array. However, only slots 0-3 seem to be ...
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IBM ServeRAID 2 channels SCSI controller compatible with IBM x366 server which use SAS onboard?

I own an IBM x360 server in which I have an IBM ServeRAID 2 channels SCSI controller for which I use the two channels. Channel 1: the server's HDD. Channel 2: IBM EXP300 HDD Enclosure. Will this ...
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M1015 pass-through and hot-swap in Linux with md raid (IBM x3620)

I'm setting up a small, but hopefully durable server for a student community, and the hardware is an IBM x3620 M3 with a builtin M1015 RAID card. To make the setup future proof and avoid vendor ...
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Replace ServeRAID-5i with ServeRAID-6i+ in IBM x345 server

We have an IBM xSeries 345 server with a ServeRAID-5i controller which is starting to report problems. We also have a couple of "retired" x345s with ServeRAID-6i or 6i+ controllers in them. Is it ...
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IBM serveraid problems

When I start my server serveraid gives me this error: not responding properly Error 00D0 any help would be appreciated. I can't find any information on this. Where can I go to get more information on ...
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Monitoring disks from ServeRAID array

I am looking for a way to monitor individually the disks an array on a ServeRAID device using smartctl. The RAID is seen as a single disk /dev/sda by Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. The ServeRAID is a ServeRAID - ...
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What is “Data Protection” option in WebBIOS 6.1-45-Rel of ServeRAID M5110e controller?

What is "Data Protection"`option in WebBIOS 6.1-45-Rel during creation of new Drive Group? Server is IBM x3650 M4 with ServeRAID M5110e controller. User's Guide (here ...
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IBM ServeRAID 8k level 1 critical

This is my setup: Lenovo ThinkServer RD140 IBM ServeRAID 8k controller Four Seagate Barracuda 1TB hard discs, organised in two RAID-1 arrays Now the third disk is defunct (orange light flashing). ...
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IBM ServeRAID 5i Error on boot

I am seeing this screen when I boot up: It says error 2500. I can't find any information on this. Where can I go to get more information on this problem?
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S.M.A.R.T - Predictive Failure Count

I'm monitoring my IBM ServeRAID M5015 controller for RAID status with MegaCLI, I have this on one of the disk : Enclosure Device ID: 252 Slot Number: 6 Enclosure position: 0 Device Id: 14 Sequence ...
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How to disable the built-in RAID in x3650 M3?

We have an IBM server x3650 M3, and I'm trying to install Linux without using HW RAID (ServeRAID), as per cluster storage software vendor requirements. The problem is that the server exposes the ...
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Problems booting an IBM Server with ServerRaid 4Lx

I have an IBM server xSeries 205 with a ServeRaid 4Lx on it that after a power faliure refused to boot. it presented a error message during ServerRaid BIOS boot phase stating: ServeRAID? ,Slot1, ...
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System can't see ServerRAID M1015 virtual drive?

We connected the card to our system and have created a new mirror RAID 1 virtual drive, Now we want to clone our existing single drive to this new virtual drive, but our cloning software Acronis True ...
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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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Cloning existing disk to RAID 1 on ServeRAID M1015 (SAS9220-8I)?

I'm trying to clone an existing single disk (on Windows server) to RAID 1 via new ServeRAID M1015 / SAS9220-8I HBA card, but can't find in the card's bios options any way to do so. Can anyone advice ...
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Email alerts when RAID fails on IBM server?

Have two RAID controllers on an IBM server (X3500 M3) running Windows 2008R2: ServeRAID M5014SAS/SATA Controller LSI Adapter, SAS 3000 series, 4-port with 1064E Can anyone explain how to get email ...
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What does Quick Initialized RAID status mean?

We have re-created RAID1 on our IBM X3400, with the 8K-l RAID card, and now the RAID1 is in status of Quick Initialized. I've read online that the performance of this status is might not be optimal, ...
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IBM ServeRAID bad stripes and synchronize

After one of the drives in our IBM RAID gone, we bought a new one and replaced it. The rebuilding went fine, but now we see "Bad stripes" reported for the logical disk. Moreover, some data can not be ...
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Zero-channel RAID for High Performance MySQL Server (IBM ServeRAID 8k) : Any Experience/Recommendation?

We are getting this IBM rack mount server and it has this IBM ServeRAID8k storage controller with Zero-Channel RAID and 256MB battery backed cache. It can support RAID 10 which we need for our high ...
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Raid, Serveraid and CRC check

In the bios interface of Serveraid controller is possible to set the PHY speed. Beside this there is a parameter called CRC check which can be set to true or false. Knowing this, some questions: ...
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IBM ServerRaid 8K and Sata1 issue

I have a X3400 with 8 x (43w7598 250GB SATA 3GB/S HDD) set in the frontal bay and connected to ServeRaid 8K controller. The raid array works well but, even if I set the controller PHY to 3.0 (rather ...
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X345 and ServeRaid 5i - Defunct Drives

I have an old IBM X345 server with a ServeRaid 5i card that I was running as a fileserver/test-server. It was running VMWare ESXi 3.5, with a virtualised OpenSolaris machine inside of this this (as ...
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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 ...