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Zoredache is right on the money with his comment, which probably should have been the answer. The RAID controller and file system will already align things in a manner that won't cause any problems. There is still room for tweaking things for performance (RAID stripe size and NTFS sector size), but making changes there don't usually have a noticeable impact ...


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The raid controller message “single bit error detected” is just informational. It is not a hardware error neither a proper warning to contact the manufacturer to request a fix. Most publicly available memory (RAM) do suffer errors at random (excluding military hardware). In a computing environment which this is unacceptable, a solution is provided: ECC. I ...


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Dell PERC daughtercards have a tendency to wiggle their way slightly out of their socket, usually as a result of careful handling by the shipping company. ;-) Many on-boot RAID controller problems on Dells can be resolved by simply removing the daughtercard and then reseating it. Note the blue circles on the card, those are the places where you should ...


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This is potentially a little weird; but consider powering off and removing/reseating the hardware key for the RAID. I don't specifically know for your model; but many Dell's have a tiny little daughter card for this purpose.



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