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Questions tagged [raid-controller]

Raid controller is a device to manage physical disks

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HP P840 HDD RAID 5 many strange drive failures

I've been using a RAID5 HDD storage (8x6TB) at my HP P840 for like 2 years now and it has always had unusually many drive failures. Everything was good for half a year, but now drives are failing in a ...
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System slowdown by RAID controller fading away?

May system runs on a RAID 5 on a RAID bus controller: LSI Logic / Symbios Logic MegaRAID SAS 2108 [Liberator] (rev 05) Since about a week the system becomes very slow. I get messages on the commant ...
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Replace H330 with H730 controller in Dell T130 server

We carelessly sold a Dell T130 server with a H330 controller to a customer who wanted an as cheap as possible soultion. Due to performace issues he is asking now to replace the H330 controller with ...
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Attach SATA SSD to HP DL360 G7

Recently I bought a Samsung SATA SSD and I attached it to the server (HP DL360 G7), As I want to use this drive as a single drive (Not Raid) So I configured the server for Raid 0, But I don't get full ...
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Drop-in replacement of Dell H330 controller with H730(P)

I am (slowly) upgrading some Dell servers. One of these has a H330 PERC controller which is quite slow (no cache, etc.). So I'm considering upgrading it to a H730P. It is a secondary server with two ...
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Are SAS expanders compatible?

At the office we have an Intel Modular Server (v2 I think), and we're running low on storage space (all drive bays filled, and we're only using 3 compute modules on this thing). As far as I'm reading ...
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Why would one need a SAS-SATA controller card?

These are used in servers and NAS devices. But why would it really be necessary? Is it mostly to offload the RAID management and calculations to a different CPU than the one from the machine? Or does ...
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Smart Array P822 with HBA Mode?

We get an HP DL360 G8 with an Smart Array P822 controller. On that controller will come a HP StorageWorks D2700. Does anybody know, that it is possible to run the Smart Array P822 in HBA mode? I ...
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Connect Tape Drive to H330

I'm re-purposing a Dell T430 server. It has an H730 connected to some disks for the OS and storage. It also has an H330, which I'm trying to use to connect an older Tandberg HH LTO4 tape drive. ...
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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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Write performance issues with SSD RAID 10 on P840/4gb fbwc

I have a new system with 4x512GB Samsung SSD 850 in a RAID10 array using P840/4gb fbwc RAID controller. When i download a file from network (10 Gbit/s) write speed is not that good. I tried ...
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HP ProLiant DL380 G5 - Use without Raid Controller?

I have just acquired a ProLiant DL380 G5 server and I need to use the pcie slots so I want to remove the raid controller. Problem is I can't find any connector on the motherboard that I can connect ...
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LSI MegaRaid SAS 9271-4i - “Upgrade Key Missing” after 2012R2 update

We have a ZealBox server 2012R2 with Supermicro mainboard and an attached LSI MegaRaid SAS 9271-4i controller running a RAID 1. After a normal Windows Update and a following attempt to reboot, the ...
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Updating Raid Controller

I have a raid controller, LSI MegaRaid 8888ELP. This is an old 2008 raid controller that only supports 2TB drives. I have 3TB drives attached to it and I am just not using the extra space because I do ...
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How to get the raid controller make and model on a IBM Server?

I currently have a IBM IBM eserver xSeries 346 with Windows Server and according to device manager it has a IBM eserver xSeries 346 IBM ServerRaid 7k controller. How can I get the make and model? to ...
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ProLiant DL360p Gen8 + P421 + D2700 enclosure + hpsa - not seeing logical disk device (Ubuntu 14.04)

I have inherited a ProLiant DL360p Gen8 with two Smart Array controllers: # lspci -d '103c:323b' -k 02:00.0 RAID bus controller: Hewlett-Packard Company Smart Array Gen8 Controllers (rev 01) ...
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HP DL380 G4 smart array controller error

i have one HP server Proliant DL380 G4 with an error at bios post when he try to verify the smart array controller. Error is: 1783-Slot 0 array controller is in lock up state due to a hardware ...
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Hardware raid, LVM and KVM cache policy

I have a question about right cache policy for KVM using LVM and hardware raid-controller. So from the bottom: 1. We have LSI RAID controller 9260, 512Mb cache and BBU. Later we also will have ...
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LSI HBA cards - span a virtual drive across two RAID controllers

I am able to create a virtual drive on one of the RAID controllers, but that virtual drive is isolated to that RAID controller. I setup four (4) eval RAID cards: LSI MegaRAID SAS 9271-8iCC + ...
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Install CentOS 7 on HP dl120 gen9 server with b140i raid controller

I'm trying to install CentOS 7 on a HP DL120 gen 9 server with a b140i controller. I have 4 1TB HDD setup in a raid 1+0 and the CentOS installer doesn't seem to recognize the logical drive created ...
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Intel RAID controller cannot open BIOS and doesn't recognize hard drives

I recently bought a second-hand Intel RAID controller (SRCSASLS4I) for my Ubuntu server setup (YunoHost actually). I connected 3 hard drives that had previously been used for a software RAID (I did ...
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Identify which drives belong to a specific HP RAID 5 Group

A total of 32 drives were removed from x4 decommissioned HP DL380 G6 servers (eight per server). The setup of the eight drives per host was into two RAID Groups: RAID 1 = SLOT 1, 2 = ESXi OS RAID 5 = ...
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Windows Server 2008 R2 Slow File Copy

I recently installed Windows Standard Server 2008 R2 with SP1 on an HP Proliant ML350 G5. This server has Sql Server 2008 Express with a few very small databases, and acts as a file and print share ...
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Disk renaming udev rule

I have two separate controllers, SATA and PATA. I would like to rename drives connected to the PATA to hd[a-z], and their partitions to hd[a-z][0-9]. # udevadm info -a -p /sys/block/sdd [...] ...
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Adding New Drives to Dell R720 in RAID 1 Configuration w/ Dell Lifecycle Controller

I have a Dell R720 with two 136GB drives set up on an existing virtual disc running RAID 1. I've run out of room, purchased two additional 600GB SAS 15K drives I'd like to set up for RAID 1 also to be ...
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settings on a PERC H310 crossflashed to 9211-8i/IR

I'm using MegaRAID Storage Manager on Windows Server 2012 R2 and am trying to change some settings on the card. Sadly, the settings are missing entirely from the menu when I right-click on the ...
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raid controller data transfer rate

I'm going to buy an 8-port raid controller for which the declared data trasfer rate is "Up to 6Gb/s per port". The declared connectors are "Two mini-SAS SFF8088". The maximum number of supported ...
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Raid 6 with HP P421?

I cant figure out if I need to buy a licens key to enable Raid 6 for this raid controller? I can't find where to buy one and I find pages where it says that its now free. sudo hpssacli ctrl slot=1 ...
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Install GNU/Linux No System Disk Error — HP Smart Array

I have a HP Proliant DL360 g5, and am trying to install archlinux. It has a HP Smart array controller with 6 drives (all green) creating two logical volumes (one volume with 5 RAID6 drives, and the ...
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HP ProLiant - GNU/Linux - Can't find RAID drives

I have a ProLiant DL360 G5. I would like to install Arch Linux onto this machine, but I'm experiencing the following difficulties: I have booted Arch Linux installation CD, but I can't seem to access ...
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Connecting a Powervault 220 to R805

I'm trying to connect a dell powervault 220 to a dell poweredge R805 I bought a PCI express SCSI Card for the 805 (Adaptec 29320LPE) and plugged the vault into it. The server sees the card because I ...
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windows 7 on hp proliant DL160 G9 [closed]

I have a Proliant DL160 Gen9 that I have been asked to install Windows 7 on, even though no Windows 7 drivers seems to be available from HP. The reason for Win 7 instead of a more appropriate server ...
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Server raid doesn't boot in the morning

We have a HP Proliant ML350 G6 with integrated sas raid controller. Since 3 days the server starts up in the morning without this raid. All othe HDDs / SDDs are ok. We did install the ServicePack ...
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HP Proliant ML350 G5 - smart array initializing

I have a big problem with a HP ProLiant ML350 G5 with 2 SAS HDD 146Gb : it start with the message : "Slot 0 HP Smart Array E200i ... initializing" without any error message. if I test the HDD with ...
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How do you connect more than 4 drives to a LSI 9361-4i MegaRAID controller?

I’m fairly new to proper hardware RAID having only used it in pre-built server machines before, but on the recommendation of some friends who work for datacentres I’ve bought an LSI 9361-4i MegaRAID ...
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Adding second RAID controller to a motherboard with onboard RAID controller [closed]

One of our server ASUS M4N78AM motherboard that comes with an onboard RAID controller. We have already utilised it and are running out of space. Would it be possible to install an additional RAID ...
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Bandwidth with SAS expanders and RAID controllers

Having a RAID controller that has eight internal SATA3 lanes, you can get 6 Gb/s on all eight drives. What if I connect a 24 port SAS expander to an eight port RAID controller, do I still get max ...
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Merge two sas card into one

I have one existing raid card (9240-8i)with 8 sas hdd, but i want to add 8 more hdd with another raid card (same model), but i wan to merge with existing raid and add it as expansion, can it be done?
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How to diagnose failed drive on server with raid storage controller?

I have problem with one of my Dell PowerEdge R210. Machine is with Centos 6, today system logs started to inform that the hard drive is failing. Jan 6 03:20:12 centos6 kernel: LSI Debug log info ...
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IBM ServerRAID 6i Battery

I have an IBM Server which has a Raid Controller ServeRAID-6i. The battery of the Raid Controller is been swelled and I have to change it. I couldn't able to find the battery specification/voltages so ...
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Installing drivers on HP B320i Controller Card?

In order to get vCenter to recognize the logical array that has been created, it looks like I need to update the Controller Card drivers. I think I have found them here http://h20566.www2.hp.com/...
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Improving Hard Drive controllers and Software RAID [closed]

I believe the biggest pro of hardware RAID is that, providing your RAID controller is battery backed, you can enable write-back cache. This can also be achieved similarly through software RAID with ...
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HP P800 PCI controller disables(!) HP 410i internal controller

I have a HP DL360 G6 server with a very strange RAID controller behavior. I installed a P800 PCI RAID Controller card and all of the sudden I cannot access my hard drives that are connected to the ...
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RAID6 degraded drive during rebuild

Background and context I have a 3ware LSI RAID controller and a RAID6 setup over 16 physical disks. One of the HDDs died last night, and I replaced it with a brand new (identical) drive this morning. ...
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How do you get into the interface on a ProLiant DL 366 G7 and set RAID? (Smart Array 410 P)

How do you get into the interface on a ProLiant DL 366 G7 and set RAID? Into the Smart Array P410 controller?
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Do SAS expanders work transparently with SAS controllers?

I'm new to SAS expanders and I'm trying to get things right. I understand that SAS expanders, when used with SAS controllers which supports expanders, allows you to utilise the full capacity of ...
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Gparted not detecting controller after removing a drive

Ran into a weird scenario. Installed 5 hotswap HDD drives on a HP SmartArray P410 RAID controller running RAID-5. Went into Gparted and created different partitions. Realized one of the drives was ...
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move raid hard drives between different servers, preserving data [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Move raided hard drives between identical servers, preserving data I'm a server beginner working with a Sun x4600 and an IBM x3650. In the event that one of them dies, I want ...
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Move raided hard drives between identical servers, preserving data

I have a raid array of hard drives in a Sun x4600 that need to be moved out, and another Sun x4600 ready to accept those hard drives. The problem is: in my limited experience with servers, it seems ...
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RAID card w/1x mini-SAS connector : how do I physically connect 16 disks?

I'm looking at a MegaRAID SAS 9240-4i Sgl card which has a single X4 Mini-SAS SFF8087 connector. As far as I know, such a connector can be expanded to 4 SATA disks. So, I would know how to connect 4 ...