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Questions tagged [sata]

Serial ATA (SATA or Serial Advanced Technology Attachment) is a computer bus interface for connecting host bus adapters to mass storage devices such as hard disk drives and optical drives. Serial ATA was designed to replace the older ATA (AT Attachment) standard (also known as EIDE), offering many ...

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Fantec SRC-2080x7 connect backplane from SAS to Sata

I've read this topic: How exactly does a SAS SFF-8087 breakout cable work? + RAID/connection questions Which basically explains that you can go from sata to SAS, but not vice versa. However, from ...
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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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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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How to determine disk connection type in Linux

So this might be an obvious question, but I am managing several servers over a network and I would like to be able to find out what type of connector each server is using (i.e. SATA, SCSI, IDE, etc...)...
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What is the type of this SATA port called? (On Dell EMC R440 - 14G Server)

I would love to know what's the name of this connector so that I could stock some cables in aftermarket. The Dell Parts for connecting the MB to the 4x Drives Backplane is called "GPPHP", yet the ...
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Difference between hard drives [closed]

I recently purchased an HPE ProLiant DL380 Gen9 Server for my company. This is all new to me and I am trusted to creating my companies IT infrastructure(hired to do software). I'm having a hard time ...
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3Gbps SSDs in RAID1 VS 6Gbps SAS Drives in RAID1 - Performance Difference?

I have bought two Intel DC S4500 480 SSDs (comes with 5 year warranty) to use with a HP G7 DL360 1U Server in RAID1. Unfortunately after purchasing the disks, I figured out that the integrated P410i ...
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failed to add member /dev/sdh to md array /dev/md/127_0: > mdnominate failed for /dev/sdh, what could be possible wrong with this sata disk?

failed to add member /dev/sdh to md array /dev/md/127_0: > mdnominate failed for /dev/sdh, what could be possible wrong with this sata disk ? whereas with another smiliar hardware having the same ...
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Need help connecting my 8087 Backplane to normal SATA Ports

Motherboard: SuperMicro MBD-X10SL7-F-O Chassis: Norco RPC-3216 Hard Drives: WD Red 2TB NAS HDD Breakout Cables: Norco Reverse Breakout Cables This is a FreeNAS server I put together at home and is ...
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PCIe SATA III RAID controller card Linux setup

I recently added a StarTech 4 port PCIe SATA card to a Linux server. The card is connected via SFF-8087 to a Norco 4224 backplane and 4 new hard drives that I'd like to configure into a new software ...
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Additional SATA power on PowerEdge T130?

I have a new PowerEdge T130 that came with two SATA drives in RAID 1 setup on a PERC ctrl. I want to add another SATA drive not connected to the PERC controller. I opened the case up and see there's ...
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Cloning multiple SATA drives using dd with the assistance of software RAID1

So, I clone lots of Windows-based NTFS drives from images each day and I'm halfway through a project that could potentially help me and others to speed up this process dramatically. I currently have ...
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Slim ATAPI or Slim SATA to SCSI HD50

Is it at all possible to connect a Slim-ATAPI connector (CD-ROM drive) to SCSI HD50? I have an internal CD-ROM drive with a Slim-ATAPI connector, that I would like to connect to an older 50 pin SCSI ...
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Can Sata drives be attached to a SAS backplane receptacle in Dell workstations?

I am configuring a Dell Precision T7610 workstation. It has only two sata ports on board, one connected to a CD/DVD drive, and one free for the 5.25" bay. There are four 3.5 SAS bays with what looks ...
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ledctl: identify empty slots

Is there a way to get ledctl to identify empty drive sleds? I can flash the light on an occupied slot by using ledctl locate=/dev/sdb (for example), but cannot figure out how to locate an/all empty ...
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SATA disk connected to mother board with SAS cable

I have a server mother board with SATA connections and 2U server case with 8X3,5" drive bays. The bays are connected with two SATA-> SAS cables (as show in the picture below) So the connection is ...
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third party drives connected to h330 controller in a dell r730xd

We have a bunch of Dell R730xd systems with H330 controllers in them in our data center, and would like to stock some spares to allow us to replace broken disks quickly. (We do have warranty on these ...
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Add a SCSI disk on Linux without rebooting

I added new disk to my running Linux virtual machine. Is it possible to add a SCSI/SATA device explicitly, or to re-scan an entire SCSI/SATA host bus without rebooting a running Linux?
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Testing Hard Drives [closed]

First off, I hope this is the right location for this question, if not, any guidance on where to go would be greatly appreciated. I am looking for some equipment to test multiple hard drives. In the ...
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*why* should we not use optical drives on SCU server ports?

So I'm building out a VM/file server using a Supermicro X9SRA, and as I'm figuring out where I want to plug everything in I end up learning about the SCU on the Intel chipsets. I find a few things ...
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Are there any advantages to connecting SATA3 drives to SAS ports?

I'm looking to build a new NAS for a video editing business, and a hot-swappable server chassis with a backplate would inevitably make life easier. These chassis tend to be SAS-based, which I ...
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SATA disks being identified as SCSI

I have two identical servers with same hardware and cloned Linux OS. They both have Supermicro HBA AOC-S3008L. Yet one server identifies SATA disks as SCSI while the other one correctly identifies ...
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Is it possible to convert 4-pin floppy to SATA power?

I just bought a server and realized that it had power for all my drive bays, but not for the internal SSD I bought for it. It does, however, have 2 free 4-pin floppy power connectors: Is it possible ...
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SAS connector = 4x SATA automatically?

So I've been looking at server board and I often see some of them having a SAS connector. Base on my previous experience with SAS (Dell Perc6i), I can connect a SAS-to-4xSATA cable so I can use normal ...
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SATA port multiplier connected disks performing poorly

I have three disks making up a RAID-Z vdev in a zfs pool on Ubuntu Server 16.04.2 which are connected via a cheap PCIE SATA card, a single eSATA cable, and a port multiplier at the other end. iostat ...
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CRC error in several compressed files

I have a server which backs up itself on another server with duplicity (actually duply). The full backup is about 330 1-GB files. The full backup finished without problems, but the next day the ...
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Supermicro server not detecting SAS drives

I got a used Supermicro server with no drives in it. When I plug in a SATA drive it detects it just fine but when I plug in a SAS drive, even the BIOS will not detect the drive. It looks like the ...
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“UNMAP not supported” error on a device that supports UNMAP

I was playing with trim/unmap commands on a Samsung SSD (MZ7WD240 model). To check the unmap support on this device i ran the following command: hdparm -I /dev/sda | grep TRIM And as expected the ...
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Is it possible to format a drive from a windows virtual machine on ESXi?

I'm trying to backup data residing on virtual machines on an ESXi host. What I would like to do is plug a 6TB SATA drive into the motherboard, then format it as NTFS, then backup data residing inside ...
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HP ProLiant ML350 G5 2.5 Sata slow write speed

im currently running Windows Server 2012 R2 with a HGST (Hitachi) z7k500-500 2.5 SATA drive. I have a Smart Array E200i. Read is about 140MB/S but write is only from 7-14MB/S. I already updated the ...
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S-SATA Vs I-SATA (PCH, SCU)

My mother board contains SATA-3 ports however some are listed as S-SATA and I-SATA as shown in the manual: I have plugged some harddrives in each of these ports and they both work fine. However I ...
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Mixing SAS 6Gbps and 12Gbps on same expander

We are building up some new servers and want to use 12Gbps SAS3 drives alongside some SATA 6Gbps Enterprise SSD's attached to a single Supermicro SAS3 backplane using an LSI SAS3 Expander and LSI / ...
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Hard resetting link, limiting SATA link speed to 1.5 Gbps

Lenovo G500 laptop, Debian Jessie 8.7 Here is my dmesg output: [22957.061286] ata3: exception Emask 0x10 SAct 0x0 SErr 0x4000000 action 0xe frozen [22957.061294] ata3: irq_stat 0x00000040, connection ...
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Which disks in an mdadm-managed RAID-10 near-layout array mirror each other? How to distribute it on multiple SATA controllers?

I'm running a small raid10 mdadm array that looks like follows: # cat /proc/mdstat Personalities : [raid10] md0 : active raid10 sdd[3] sdc[2] sda2[0] sdb2[1] 5859211264 blocks super 1.2 512K ...
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How to correctly connect SFF8643?

I plan to buy Adaptec RAID controller in my workstation. I have 8i ports with 2xSFF8643. So I need to use 2 cables SFF8643 => 4xSATA (shown on image). But I can see on image 1 additional connector (...
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HP DL580 HDD Fan Issue

I recently obtained an HP ProLiant DL580 G7 without any HDDs so I went ahead and installed an SSD which works great and the other day I ordered a 2.5" SATA 2 TB HDD (ST2000LMB15). After installing ...
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What is a SSATA port? [closed]

I bought an ASUS ZPE10-D16 motherboard for a server I'm building. The manual describes two banks of SATA ports; a group of four it calls SSATA, instead of just SATA ports. I'm wondering if there's ...
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Windows - Enable write caching on this device

When this option is enabled on a SATA device, does it enable the disks on board write back cache (i.e 32mb) or does it enable the operating systems write back cache (i.e RAM)? Or more specifically, ...
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booting halts due to new disks being connected

I have a Gigabyte GA-965P-DQ6 motherboard with the latest BIOS flashed in (version F13). I also have 4x sata disks (in proven working condition) from a different server. Two of them are Western ...
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How much cpu (and RAM) is used to rebuild an Intel RSTe RAID 5 (firmware/bios/fake)?

Let's say I have a dual CPU system with: 2 x Intel Xeon E5-2667 v4 3.20GHz 25MB Cache 3 x 1TB SATA3 Seagate Enterprise class in RAID5 on the Intel C612 RSTe Controller Total final storage is: 2TB ...
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Lycom PE-115 firware update possible? Otherwise `smartctl` on FreeNAS reports errors

I have Lycom PE-115 SATA 3 2 Port 6Gbps Low Profile PCI-e 2.0 Host Adapter in my machine running FreeNAS. It seem have some trouble with SMART of SanDisk SSD Plus I connected to it. I've seen reports ...
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Smart Array P410i with SATA SSD drives unstable

I have a HP Proliant DL380 G7 with said array controller and 6 INTEL SSDSC2KW4's, set up in Raid 5. Normally I have never had problems with SATA drives in servers, but this one has me baffled. I ...
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Western Digital Re | Hot-Swap?

As the title suggests; my question is: Are the Western Digital Re Gold SATA drives for the RAID-systems hot-swap-able? I cannot find this answer anywhere, sorry if it is a stupid question; but ...
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Poweredge R715 with H700 & SATA drives

I am taking a class that is all about configuring and deploying physical & virtual servers. So as to be able to do this more readily I bought a bare-bones Dell Poweredge R715, 2 Opteron 6276s, ...
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On a RAID controller card, what is the difference between the connector, port, and device numbers? [duplicate]

I'm looking at RAID controllers, specifically the (Avago) LSI Logic MegaRAID SAS 9261-8i. It is a 8-port card, which I would be able to "Connect up to 128 SATA or SAS drives with eight internal 6 Gb/...
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Is it possible to replace the SATA CD-ROM to SATA SSD on HP DL360p Gen8?

Can I connect instead of cd-rom SDD? I found Miscellaneous cable kit 671353-001, include Includes the front video adapter cable, embedded SATA cable, Capacitor Pack with 36-inch cable (provides back ...
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Moving MegaRAID SAS 9240-8i to case with a backplane: anything to be scared of?

Currently we have a "homemade" ESXi server that has been put in a Supermicro SC842i-500B chassis; this is obviously suboptimal, given that we do have a RAID 10 setup (6 SATA disks, with a MegaRAID SAS ...
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Repair windows server 2008 on dell poweredge t710

I really have a big problem. My server could not boot. I have an IMAGE BACKUP but when I try to recover it from external storage it asks me for a driver. I don't know which driver to use. I have ...
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Does the Dell backplane affect the speed of the drives?

I've already checked the following questions but couldn't find an answer: Does the backplane on an HP server have any impact on the speed of the drives? 3rd party SSD drive in HP Proliant server only ...
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Recover ATA SSD After Secure Erase Without Setting Password

I have received an ATA SSD drive which was secure erased before being handed over. When it was secure erased (using the "Disk Eraser" tool on Parted Magic LiveCD), the default NULL password was ...