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Why would you ask the internet about this? There's so much WTF here, that I don't understand where to start!! This question shows a fundamental lack of understanding of hardware, RAID arrays, storage, monitoring, and general IT best-practices. I read this question and can't help but think: Who is actually responsible for this server hardware? Where is ...


With RAID 5 you can only lose 1 disk and have your data remain available. You have lost 3 so you will need to rebuild the RAID and then restore the data from backup. We have a canonical Q&A about RAID levels that may help your understanding.


You need DDR2 registered ECC memory. Any consumer type non-registered, non-ECC simply wont physically fit in the slot - the notch between groups of pins is in a different place. If you dont care about warranty or support you dont have to use Dell branded modules - most memory manufacturer sites will let you pick your server and show you compatible RAM. Or ...


RAID1 usually implies 2 drives in the RAID. From the above picture, it's looking like one of the drives failed, or else you'd have nothing. Try looking at this technet article: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc787481(v=ws.10).aspx#BKMK_7 about working with dynamic disks...


From the spec Maximum Internal Storage 2TB (2 x 1TB) SAS 2TB (2 x 1TB) SATA You really can't use the backplane ? as I would assume the powersupply can't supply more than those 2 drives efficiently


Lifecycle controller is the way to go. I mount and OS ISO in virtual media in iDrac8 then boot to it after setting up OS deployment in Lifecycle. It will then recognize the drives on the raid controller.

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