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The disks will be backwards compatible with earlier generation SAS. So the speed would just downshift to 3Gbps. However, since your server and PERC controller are old, it may make sense to find some period-correct SAS disks. Either way, the 2TB disk capacity is also supported. That is the maximum for the controller.


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Although the config shown in the PERC BIOS looks all wrong, it's clearly still able to properly use the right configuration because you have access to data. The odd data displayed from the BIOS is likely just due to a firmware bug caused by some damage that happened to the configuration data on some of the disks. You should never import foreign config on a ...


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Foreign basically means that the RAID system doesn't recognize the item (be it a physical disk or virtual disk or whatever). This can happen if you remove the disks from one server and put them into another with a similar RAID controller. The new RAID controller will see those disks as "foreign", but you can import the foreign config and it will work just ...


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ESXi and HyperV would both allow you to utilize the spindle drives for a "D" data drive with ease - just store a 2nd virtual disk on those drives, presented to each VM. Server 2012 R2 also offers Storage Spaces, with which you could configure both SSDs and 7.2K drives with "tiering", which would allow for "hot" data to be auto-tiered to the SSDs regardless ...


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This wouldn't be a terrible idea, assuming you get SSDs that are rated for the type of use you need them for. I'd assume that not requiring much "horsepower" means both CPU and disk I/O, so there'd be no need to splurge on SLC drives. Are you planning to buy a server from a vendor, or build one yourself? If you don't buy vendor-certified SSDs (or you build ...



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