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You don't mention it in your question, so I'll assume you haven't tried it: edit the commandline in boot options and remove the 'quiet' directive. That should at least show you where it freezes.


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From the H710 Spec Sheet: Up to 64 logical drive and 64TB LUN support So in answer to your actual question, the card itself supports LUN sizes as high as you're wanting. The real problem you may run into is that the H710 card is validated & tested with 12th generation server hardware it was released alongside, e.g. the R720. Your R710 only ...


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Is your project highly performance dependent since the very beginning? If not, you may be better going with software RAID now. If your OS of choice is GNU/Linux (no OS info in question) then supported is DDF-based mdraid. H710 specs also indicate support for DDF, so in case you need HW RAID controller in the future the migration should be piece of cake.


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I'm assuming you're actually in the RAID utility that comes up at boot time, right? It sounds like your server is already configured with a single RAID 5 volume. You'll need to get rid of the old volume and create a new one. Go into Configuration and make your changes there. This video might help you.


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I deal with dell servers extensively and have never come across this. (Various ages from new to 12 years old) All seem to be uniform for me across various sites. Something that might resolve this or at least point out the source of the problem is to use the cabled UID/Status-Indicator that comes with Dell cable management arms. They plug into a small socket ...


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This looks like the part you're looking for: XP00F - ASSY,CBL,MB,HD,SAS A,R420/R320 - Mini SAS & ODD power cable, MB (SAS A) to HDD (used with cable HDD). This is the SAS version of the cable, where p/n H3YKR looks to be the SATA version - though I'd expect the SAS cable would probably work fine for either anyway since the SAS connectors are ...


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Part VM02C is listed in Dell's internal DBs as "PERC H710 Adapter - FH Gen 3" I'm not sure what those 3 part numbers are (they turn up as invalid with my searches), but the model you're looking at online should be fully compatible with your system. Here are all the part numbers listed as available for "dispatch" for the T420: VM02C PERC H710 Adapter - ...


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Yes, pretty much any SD card will be usable in your Dell R610. However, an important consideration is that if you use a normal SD card, your iDRAC will only be able to access a single, 256 MB partition on that card. If you use a vFlash card, your iDRAC will be able to access up to 16 partitions on the SD card, with a maximum partition size of 4 GB. If you ...


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On latest DELL servers, I found the BIOS-based power saving logic to be quite bad (if not plain broken). Try to disable it, setting the server for maximum performance and to let power saving be under OS control, not BIOS. Then try to re enable hyperthreading.


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It never occurred to me that these performance numbers are to be expected. I thought there was some hidden problem that was eluding me. Shame on Dell for selling this junk. This server cost rather a lot, and my laptop can beat it on certain tasks. It would seem this issue is resolved. This is the expected behavior. There is no problem.


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The H310 does not have any write cache (compared to the H710, which has 512MB of battery-backed cache), so right off the bat you're not going to get "great" write performance with it. The H310 also doesn't utilize the cache built into the hard drives by default, so everything is strictly "write-through". You could always enable disk caching in Windows, ...


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Dell sells rebadged APC rack and UPS equipment. I tend to think APC manufacture some of the nicest racks on the market. Since your order appears to contain Dell servers, storage and networking, I'm sure they would be interested in providing the appropriate rack and battery. Looking at the quantity of systems, you may even have some pricing leverage. In ...


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Success! I was able to access the NIC configuration settings during my the PE860's boot process via Ctrl and S. Once there, I changed the NIC configuration from Autonegotiate to 100Mb Full. Then I let the server finish booting. Put in the root password. Invoked the interface via the command ifup eth0. Finally I issued the command ...


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From page 86 of the T110 II Manual: "Your system supports DDR3 ECC unbuffered memory modules (UDIMMs)." The Samsung module you mentioned appears to be unbuffered ECC, while the Corsair modules are not. The solution is to install unbuffered ECC memory, as indicated in the manual.


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As far as "support" goes, you'll be hard pressed to find this spelled out in the documentation. Most 10th-generation and newer Dell servers have good documentation available with a list of all of the supported drive models, but I've not seen this for the 2950. I can tell you from personal experience that the 2950 never introduced SSD support of any kind. ...



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