I'm wondering if the Xseries 305 server supports raid arrays? If so, is there already a chip installed for it?

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    Jan 21, 2011 at 22:46

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It does not have a RAID card builtin. It has IDE and SCSI built-in. It has this for expansion slots:

Two 66/100/133 MHz/64-bit PCI-X slots on the system board (one half-length full-height, one low profile)

It will also only fit two slim hard drives, so you can only do RAID 0 or RAID 1 without some form of external storage, like an external SCSI array or a SAN, which would require an HBA card.

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