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Adaptec 6805 accessing to JBOD with GPT / NTFS

I have several hard drives with GPT and NTFS volumes, and I plugged them to an Adaptec 6805 but The volumes are not visibles from Windows 10 and from MaxView. The only option I have ti to initialize (...
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Expand RAID 5 Logical Disk from 3 to 5 Disk not possible (Adaptec Raid Controller 7805

I'm trying to expand my RAID5 volume but I can't select the available disks in the dialog. [RAID5][1] [1]: https://i.stack.imgur.com/PC6ot.png Data Protection/RAID Consistency Check is set to Disabled....
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Adaptec 8405E RAID 1 extremely slow expansion (1% per day)

Our RAID 1 is being expanded from 4 TB to 8 TB. The GUI status looks like this: The progress happens by about 1% per day. At the same time, the server is quite slow. This seems like an extremely slow ...
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Adaptec 5405: can't disable background consistency check

I read this article on background consistency check (BCC): https://ask.adaptec.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/17180/kw/background I rebooted my system, ran ASM and the log shows alerts that the system ...
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I cannot expand RAID 5 capacity on an Adaptec RAID 71605

I have a Supermicro CSE-815 X8DTU-F server. In it I have installed an Adaptec RAID 71605 controller with 4 SAS HDDs. With them I set up a RAID 5 with 3 discs only. Now I have connected the disk that ...
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RAID status monitoring HPE Smart Array E208i-p SR Gen10

It shouldn't be this hard, but I can't figure out how to monitor the RAID status with the HPE Smart Array E208i-p SR Gen10, in a HP ProLiant DL360 Gen10 in Linux. I can't find a file in /proc or /sys....
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Can VMware ESXi be installed on a server with 2x480GB DC SSD, Adaptec 8405 SGL, RAID 1?

Intel Xeon E3-1275v5 4x RAM 16384 MB DDR4 ECC 2x SSD SATA 480 GB Datacenter RAID Controller 4-Port SATA PCI-E - Adaptec 8405 SGL The VMware-VMvisor-Installer-6.7.0.update03-14320388.x86_64 installer ...
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Is there a way to have two versions of the same Adaptec RAID driver installed on RHEL 5 / CentOS 5?

We have an older Adaptec 5805 RAID controller on our CentOS 5 server. (I added RHEL 5 to the question because of the similarity in these Linux distributions.) An Adaptec 8805 controller was recently ...
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How to Add Another Physical Drive to Adaptec maxView RAID6 Logical Drive

I have an ASR71605. I've added another drive to the controller which shows up in max view as ready. The logical drive is RAID 6 with 5 drives in it now. I'm adding this additional drive which is ...
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Why is one drive running at 3.0gb/s?

I have a server where I will be updating the Adaptec RAID controllers firmware and drivers soon, and so I was arcconf to check a few things. The four disks are all the same model configured as a ...
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Adapted ASR-6405E controller losses raid array0 array

I've goit a Dell R200 server with an adaptec ASR-6405E RAID controller and 2 WD red 4TB drives in a raid-0 array. The harddisks replaced 2 Seagate 3TB drives 2 years ago because of the same issue. ...
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Adaptec RAID Controler - Logical device in Failed state

I have a hardware Adaptec ASR8405 RAID controller on which I have 15 disk RAID6 Array. One of the disks broke and after the replacement the Controller did not pick up on it, did not start the rebuild ...
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Any ideas how to install old drivers for adaptec's family 5 controllers in xenserver 7?

I manage few servers with Adaptec family 5 controllers. They are discontinued and no support. However, is it possible to have storage_manager working on these hosts? Have anybody succeeded, to ...
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Why are SAS laptop drives not spinning up on Adaptec controller

Having used the first SCSI drive of 20MB on an Amiga computer, I am now using a Tyan server board with an Adaptec/Microsemi RAID 6805E SAS controller and two Seagate 15K Cheetah 300GB SAS drives. This ...
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Adaptec 52445 RAID controller error 418: Bad block discovered, but which drive?

I started getting emails from this old controller last week, but they're not very descriptive: May 17, 2017 4:58:32 AM MDT WRN 418:A01C-S--L-- REDACTED_SERVER_NAME Bad Block discovered: ...
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Typical time to add a new volume on Adaptec controllers

I have an Adaptec 8805. I've been running 12x6TB RAID6 drives without issue. I just bought five 5x8TB drives and wanted to add them as a new partition in RAID5. I used the CTRL+A bios menu to ...
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Adaptec Raid1 on Debian failed Stripes

its my 1st question here so please be kind. I've got an monitoring server which is running on debian wheezy. It runs a RAID1 (2x 160GB) on a Adaptec Raid Controller (IBM ServeRAID 8k-l). A few days ...
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Adaptec 5805 Raid 5 Offline

I have an ESXi Server with an Adaptec 5805 Raid Controller,8x 1TB HDDs. In the middle of the last week I saw that one Disk has an Error (the Controller was beeping and the light on the HDD was ...
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How to solve intermittent server hangs? Write to (and read from) a disk stops completely

We have a LAMP server for about 6 months. CentOS 7.0 It ran non stop without a restart for the first 3 months then it hang. Then it run for the next 2 months (also non stop without a restart) then ...
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Confusion about write-cache setting and write-cache status on Adaptec Raid-Controller

Because of performance issues I wanted to verify that Write-Caching is indeed enabled for the Adaptec ASR71605 Raid-Controller. I can see a mismatch between write-cache setting=enabledand write-cache ...
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Windows Server 2003 R2 - Adaptec Storage Manager email notification not working

I'm having problems with the Adaptec storage Manager email notification. It can't send emails to recipients, always showing an ERROR message. Seems that the problem it's related to some java voodoo ...
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Adaptec 5405 doesn't rebuild the array for changed disks

I had a 4 disk RAID 10 configuration (as 2 logical arrays) on one of my servers and noticed that the server was down. When I reboot it, one the disks was missing. Talked with the datacenter and they ...
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Adaptec 2820SA RAID 5 cannot rebuild

I have an 8 disk RAID-5 array in degraded state. One drive failed some time ago, I replaced it, and it rebuilt and all was fine (state of the logical drive became optimal). Now another disk has ...
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Raid 10, Logical device are missing

I have a problem with a RAID 10, I have 4 disks on raid. A disc has just been changed (0,3). But I can not rebuild the array. Logical device are setted as "Missing". All commands return to me the ...
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ESXi 5.5 crash on passthrough

HW: whitebox i7-4771 on gigabyte Z87X-UD5H, Adaptec 6085H sas controller VT-d and VT-x enabled in bios. Problem: Freshly installed ESXi 5.5 update 1 Mark sas controller for passthrough, reboot ...
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Read RAID disks on another RAID adapter

I have a server with a failed motherbord. The motherboard has an embeeded Adaptec RAID controler. The server has 3 SCSI disks in a software RAID5 array (so the RAID controller is used only as a SCSI ...
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Adaptec configuration has changed - Why can't it show me what it sees before blindly "accept" or "reject"ing?

I work with Adaptec cards on a regular basis; 2405, 5405, 6405e, 6805, and a few others. I am dismayed by the BIOS' terseness and lack of any utility at all. I can set card setting toggles; but the ...
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Adaptec pm80xx Driver Drops Drives Randomly

I'm building a ZFS NAS using an Adaptec ASA-71605H HBA on Ubuntu 12.04.4. Modern Linux kernels ship with the open-source version of the required pm80xx kernel module. Adaptec provides a driver for ...
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How to benchmark maxCache 3.0 with SSDs? [duplicate]

We're a software development company and previously outsourced the HW side of business but now we're looking into building our own private cloud. We recently purchased a few servers, one of which is ...
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How to test is hardware ssd-cache work?

We have server with hardware raid controller (Adaptec ASR71605Q). It has 10 sas HDD, 2 SSD for cache and 1gb onboard cache ram. On server installed ESXi. On ESXi I'm start Linux, create 2Tb disk for ...
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external mSAS expansion

I got two servers. One with a Intel RS2MB044 and one with an Adaptec ASR-51245, both got an external mSAS connector. I need to connect these tho servers together, basically to share the file system ...
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Adaptec 5405 fails to rebuild array

Yesterday one of the disks in RAID 1 mirror attached to Adaptec 5405 died and was replaced by new one but after about 2 hours of rebuilding array went offline. Hoster staff updated firmware on ...
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AOC-LPZCR2 Equivalent RAID card

We have just had a 'AOC-LPZCR2 Low-Profile All-in-One Zero-Channel RAID card' fail. Unfortunately, we are unable to source one straight away. Does anyone know of an equivalent card which we could use ...
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Installing Adaptec 5405 RAID card HDD LED

I'm trying to install an Adaptec 5405 RAID card into an Intel 1RU server, and I need to figure out how to connect the existing SGPIO connector from the backplane, onto the card itself (at least I ...
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Adaptec raid 1 on ibm 206m

So I have an IBM xseries 206m. It was working fine and one day after a reboot I noticed something weird about the RAID. It has a RAID 1 configuration, after this reboot (windows updates), I saw two ...
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Safe recovery of a working RAID Array after OS drive failed

I'm working with a server that recently had two drives fail. Windows Server 2003 - Standard Array 0 (bootable) - two 35GB U320 drives in a striped set. Array 1 - two 35GB U320 drives in a striped ...
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Adaptec RAID array was not detected after updating the kernel?

Continue from this topic, the newer kernel booted successfully but it doesn't see my sdc - which is a hardware RAID array (level 10). I'm sure the aacraid module is loaded: # grep aacraid /2.6.34....
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Expand a RAID50 array on Adaptec

It's possible to expand a RAID50 array on Adaptec 6805 without data loss ?
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ntldr is missing error, is issue scsi/raid boot drive identification?

I stopped an ibm x series 266 server to clean it out. It has two scsi drives in raid 1, 36 gb. While I had the drives out for cleaning I started the server to get the fans running, to exhaust dust ...
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Adaptec Storage Manager - remote clients

We have two servers that have Adaptec 6405 cards. Both servers have Adaptec Storage Manager installed. I also installed it on a Win 7 PC. I can't seem to get anything to appear regarding the ...
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Abort raid6 expansion on Adaptec 52445 SATA RAID?

I am expanding my raid6 array from 18x2Tb to 20x2Tb disks and after 3 weeks status shows: Logical device Task: Logical device : 0 Task ID : 105 Current ...
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Is it okay to shut down Adaptec 5085 / MSA60 raid for 5 hours?

Adaptec Raid 5085 with no battery (on the raid card) 6 MSA60s Raid 10 Big APC UPS with low load Our building power needs to go out for 5 hours. Is it okay to shut down the raid for that long? One of ...
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Adaptec 2405 "Knight Rider" LEDs - fault?

I have an Adaptec 2405 installed on ESXi 5.0. When the card is idle, it flashes the red LEDs back and forth, Knight Rider -style, just like this video. Is this normal, or is this a fault? I have dug ...
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Possible to migrate RAID 10 system from 2TB Seagate to 2TB WD?

A couple of our servers have ST32000641AS (2TB Seagate desktop drives) in RAID 10 using an Adaptec 2405 controller. I've been told by Adaptec that this is a bad idea and we have, in fact, already ...
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Adaptec 6405 RAID controller turned on red LED

I have a server with an Adaptec 6405 RAID controller and 4 disks in a RAID 5 configuration. Staff in the data center called me because they noticed a red LED was turned on in one of the drive bays. ...
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Adaptec 2020SA RAID controller Set up in RAID5, one drive went down, can I still get data?

I have 6 1tb drives in a RAID5. 1 drive went down. On the RAID was 2 virtual machines that I really need back up and running. The spare drive I have to put in the server is a 1.5tb drive, which ...
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Expanding RAID 1 array size (Adaptec 1420SA controller)

I have an Adaptec 1420SA controller in server and RAID 1 array created. The old disks slowly started to report S.M.A.R.T errors so I replaced first one, rebuild array and then other one and rebuild ...
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How to activate updated drivers in Hyper-V

I am working on getting a host setup using Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 but am running into some issues with drivers. I have been able to add the drivers via pnputil. When I check to which which drivers ...
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Adaptec 5805 on Centos 6 IRQ 16 error

I'm having a problem with Adaptec 5805 raid card http://www.adaptec.com/en-us/support/raid/sas_raid/sas-5805/ (with two SAS discs in raid) and Gigabyte motherboard GA-H67A-D3H-B3 http://www....
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Adaptec 7901 RAID 10 Degraded Drive - Cannot Rebuild

I have a Tyan server with an onboard AIC-7901. One drive out of four in a RAID10 array is marked as degraded. I power down, pop out the offending drive, put in a good one, reboot and go into Adaptec ...
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