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OCZ Vertex 4 64 GB timeouts on Areca 1880IX-16-4G

I use 3x OCZ Vertex 4 64 GB in RAID5. If they work then it's all ok, but suddenly random drives are dropped from array with timeout errors. Sometimes even two of them which causes filesystem errors. ...
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RAID array failure. False positive?

Background: I have 3 storage units in my PC: an SSD that contains my operating systems a 1TB hard-drive that is about 5 - 6 years old a 1TB hard-drive that is only a few months old The 2 big ...
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Adaptec Raid Controller 6405E slower than onboard raid?

Running on Windows 8.1 x64. Raid is 0 on two Samsung Evo SSD. Both read and write cache is enabled. Here's result from onboard raid (ASUS-P9X79-E-WS): And here's from the dedicated raid controller ...
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On-board RAID vs Hardware RAID

They technically are both "hardware" raids, but what really sets the two apart? Wouldn't on-board raid basically be a software raid since they share the same processor.
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Hardware RAID vs. Software RAID [duplicate]

What is the big difference between software RAID and hardware RAID at the low level? What is really going on that sets the two apart? As far as I know, the only difference is the RAID card can have ...
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Is hardware RAID worth it? [closed]

I am planning to build a home NAS server, and have managed to get my hands on the following- Core i3 3220 Ivy Bridge CPU 4 GB Kingston RAM Basic motherboard with dual gigabit LAN port 4x WD 3TB HDDS ...
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2answers
28 views

SAS and SATA together in a RAID

I have to build a new server with SAS drives for RAID 10. However, I have 2TBs of storage on 2x1TB SATA drives. Would it be possible to still plugin 2 SATA drives even if I run a hardware raid 10 ...
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How can I achieve maximum sustained sequential disk write performance?

I need data write rates of ~1 GB/sec sustained for ~1 hour. Data is coming in over this PCIe x4 frame grabber. I need to stream its full bandwidth to disk. I don't have experience with RAID, but as ...
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Progressive upgrade of a RAID array

Our group has a 16 disk backup RAID6 array. Currently, those 16 disks have the following specs; 500 GB 16 and 64MB cache 3 Gb/s SATA I would like to begin upgrading these disks if possible, ...
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1answer
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Adaptec 6405e SATA raid controller + 4x WD Red 1TB .. no Raid 5 option?

I'm in the ACU/adaptec bios utility. All four drives are initialized. I go to Create an Array, select all four drives. It only gives me Raid 1/10/1EE options - but no RAID 5. What am I doing ...
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153 views

RAID-0 bottlenecking when reading and writing simultaneously?

I have 4 Samsung 840 Pro SSDs running in hardware RAID on an Intel RS2BL080 LSI RAID card. My read and write times are incredible: $ dd bs=1M count=10000 if=/dev/zero of=test.img conv=fdatasync ...
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191 views

TRIM support on Intel RS2BL080 Hardware RAID card?

I've got an Intel RS2BL080 hardware RAID card and I'd like to know if it supports TRIM on my RAID-0 array of SSDs. I've heard that the Intel 7 series integrated RAID solutions that ship with ...
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1answer
109 views

What are the main differences between Intel RAID cards?

I'm in the market for a RAID card and really like Intel hardware. I'm looking to build two separate arrays: One RAID-5 array consisting of at least 3-4 2TB 7200RPM hard disks. One RAID-0 array ...
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1answer
103 views

Is it possible to migrate a boot RAID volume from an older motherboard to a newer one? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Raid 0 - what happens with the data when hdds plugged into another motherboard Background info I am going to upgrade my current setup from an X58 to an X79 and I have 2 ...
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5k views

Set up raid 1 after OS installation

I bought 2 Lenovo thinkstation E31 and I want to set up RAID 1 on them. I added a hard drive for each. I went in the BIOS and set it to RAID then I pressed ctrl-l to start the raid manager but it ...
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1answer
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Prevent Windows 2003 blue screen upon boot after changing to RAID?

Here's what's happening. I havent been using hardware RAID on my motherboard, but since I got new disks today I changed from normal SATA to RAID and rebooted. I set up the RAID, three disks, one of ...
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1answer
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move RAID controller + HDDs + data (RAID5) to new motherboard

I have a HighPoint RocketRAID 2300 RAID controller with 4 HDDs on my MSI P6N SLI mainboard and want to move the RAID controller with its HDDs and data to my new computer that has a Asrock H61M-ITX ...
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1answer
452 views

Should I use Windows write cache if I have RAID controller + BBU?

I have ARECA ARC-1231ML 2 GB Cache and RAID 0 with 4 A-data 30 GB SSD drives and sometimes Windows is checking filesystem during boot. I think the problem is that my system is using RAM as write ...
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1answer
132 views

Hardware RAID 1 With ERC/TLER/CCTL

I am aware of the problem when using standard consumer-grade drives with RAID levels 5 and 6; if a drive takes too long trying to read and/or repair a bad sector, it will be dropped by a hardware RAID ...
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2answers
311 views

How many RAID controllers do I need?

I need to make a 50TB RAID array. Now I'm confused! I didn't found any RAID controller that have more than 8 channels (So supports 8 drives (?)). So how can I make an array of 25x2TB drives? Do I need ...
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2answers
169 views

Broken motherboard hardware mirror - getting data from the hdd or from its image

I got a computer (Windows 2003 server) with broken motherboard. The board using an onboard hardware raid and have 2 HDDs in mirror configuration. Trying to find a replacement board will take some ...
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Computer hangs at boot screen with new RAID card

I am trying to build a new server around a Biostar TH61 motherboard and an Adaptec 6405E RAID controller card. The machine booted fine from USB before the RAID card and drives were installed. After ...
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1answer
354 views

Disk durability when using RAID 10 vs RAID 5

Most of the time technical articles about different RAID levels mostly about how redundant they are, how fast on read/write etc. But I can't find information about would a disk in a certain RAID live ...
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Can I run multiple RAID arrays on a single RAID card?

I"m looking to buy a hardware RAID card for my Linux computer which I'm building, and I'm specifically considering this Intel model. I'm planning on running multiple RAID arrays in my computer: a ...
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1answer
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How do you disable BIOS RAID on SuperMicro X9SCL/X9SCM motherboard?

I am trying to install SLES11 on a computer with a X9SCL/X9SCM SuperMicro motherboard. The BIOS version is 1.1a (9/28/2011). The SATA controller configuration gives me the following choices: AHCI ...
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Multiple operating systems/partitions on a hardware RAID array?

I've read that running multiple operating systems/boot partitions in RAID arrays doesn't always work as planned and is difficult at best. Is this true only of software RAID arrays? If so, that makes a ...
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Why are hardware RAID solutions relatively expensive?

I was looking more recently into building a RAID-10 array for good drive performance and parity, and I started looking into hardware RAID cards. I was thinking I'd be paying under $100 for one, but it ...
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109 views

Raid Configuration Troubleshooting

I have a simple RAID at home with 2 mirrored drives and for some reason I cannot get any sort of performance out of them... Running hdparm -t I consistently score about 100MB/s, but I get 250 to 300 ...
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1answer
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How do I extend the storage space in my NAS server?

I have a NAS server (Dell R310 and FreeNAS OS) with RAID 1 and 2 x 250GB, and 2 slots for hot plug disk space are free. It is using hardware RAID. But the disk space is almost full, how can I extend ...
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1answer
725 views

How to install ESXi 4.1 with an Intel SRCS28X?

I have a Dell 2850 rack server and just purchased an Intel SRCS28X 8 port SATA card for it. Previously I ran VMware's ESXi server with no issues, but it wont recognize the new card. I read that the ...
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349 views

How do I attach more hard drives to my hardware RAID card?

I have an Adaptec RAID 5805 with a total of 8 SATA hard drives attached. There are two "mSASx4 (SFF-8087) to SATA (4)" cables plugged in: and attached to each of the 8 ends, is a SATA hard ...
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Zero-byte files on degraded RAID 5

I have RAID 5 setup with a 3ware 9650se controller in my HTPC. I recently lost power to the system, and upon boot up, the RAID 5 reported that it was degraded. Using the 3ware RAID interface (the ...
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How to setup RAID 5 - Windows Home Server

I am planning to install Windows Home Server 2011 on my new mini server. I have 3 x 2TB hard drives and another hard drive for the OS. I can't find any tutorials on how set up RAID 5 on Windows Home ...
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How to check if hardware raid is working fine without pull HDD out and resetting?

I think the title says it all but here are some details: I have a hardware RAID setup. Machine is AMD 6core with MSI 890FXA motherboard. I have two hard drives of 1TB each with hard ware RAID1 ...
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Hardware or Software RAID and Filesystem Type?

I'm looking to build a pretty simple RAID-5 or RAID-6 array and I'm looking into my options. The machine will be a 64bit Ubuntu Linux Server and will essentially be used as a backup/file server. I'll ...
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RAID10 with MegaRAID WebBIOS

I'm trying to create two RAID10 arrays using LSI MegaRAID's WebBIOS utility. If I understand correctly, I must create many two-disk RAID1 pairs called "disk groups" and then span those disk groups ...
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3ware 9690-SA and 3TB drives

Does the 3ware 9690-SA support 3TB drives? Can I create a logical volume of 8x3TB drives in RAID5?
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1answer
383 views

Add a small RAID card? Will it help overall stability and performance of my nine hard drives?

Will I get any extra genuine added performance and RAID stability if I insert a basic RAID card into a PCI-E x1 slot? I am considering the Adaptec 1220SA - 2 port SATA, PCI-express (1x), RAID 0/1. ...
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4answers
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Hardware Raid Card Reviews with SSDs

Yes I realize there are several questions about this but none of them seem to have the answer I'm looking for. I have two SSDs and am looking to buy a purely hardware raid card for them; however, I ...
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4answers
11k views

RAID vs AHCI on Windows7 x64 ASUS

I have an ASUS p5ke-wifi/ap which has built-in RAID controller. From the BIOS, I can choose between 3 controller types: IDE RAID AHCI In that order. This setting was set to AHCI when I installed ...
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2answers
661 views

Converting software RAID1 to hardware RAID1 without losing data

I have a home server running Ubuntu Jaunty and housing a 2 x 2TB RAID1 array. It is a software RAID but I'm looking to pull out those drives and put them in a external RAID enclosure to save space. My ...
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299 views

Which is the better MacPro to get — hardware RAID of SATA or good 256GB SATA SSD?

Looking to build a MacPro. Reliability question aside, what's a good option? I feel that if I purchased the RAID option, it should be in the RAID10 configuration -- spinning media needs the ...
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11k views

Onboard RAID vs Software RAID

My motherboard, an Asus M4a79t Deluxe, advertises RAID 0/1/5 capabilities. My limited understanding is that onboard RAID is better than software RAID. Is this necessarily true? Is an onboard RAID ...