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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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Can I mix a 15K drive with a SSD drive in a hardware RAID1?

I've got a hardware RAID1 of two Hitachi 15K drives here, forming the array with an Adaptec controller. Let's assume one disk dies and I'd like adopt SSDs. I would then replace the dead drive with a ...
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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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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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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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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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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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RAID 0 + 1 with 3HDD 2x1TB + 1x2TB

Is it possible to make RAID 0 + 1 with 3 Hard Drives I have currently setup raid 0 with 2x~1TB HDD (1.8TB approx) Now i got 2TB HDD (1.9TB approx) which i want to be as a mirror drive. Is is ...
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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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Intel Desktop Board DH67CL

I have purchased a system with Intel DH67CL Board, which offers RAID Support of 0,1,10 levels. I want to install Windows 2008R2 on it but first want to create a RAID 1 or RAID 10 (I have 4 Sata HDDs ...
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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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Hardware RAID - what happens if the motherboard or controller fails?

I want to set up a RAID 5 array in a machine that has an intel motherboard. It has built in raid (sata). My concern is what happens if the motherboard fails? How can I take those hard drives ...
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How do I install MegaRAID Storage Manager properly?

OK, so installing it seems straightforward enough, but making it work afterwards is so awkward I must've done something wrong. It appears that this problem has nothing to do with ESXi or the RAID ...
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Throughput bottleneck of a SATA 1 RAID 1 array over PCI 5V

Introduction: I'm giving a new life to an old box and I plan on running a Linux server that will handle general file duties with redundancy. The MB doesn't come with more than 2 SATA 1 ports and they ...
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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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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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Software or Hardware RAID for Home Server?

Now I have searched Server Fault and Super User and have seen that some people recommend software and some people swear by hardware RAID, but I am looking to use it on a home server of mine to store ...
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Unable to access intel fake RAID 1 array in Fedora 14 after reboot

First I am relatively new to linux (but not to *nix). I have 4 disks assembled in the following intel ahci bios fake raid arrays: 2x320GB RAID1 - used for operating systems md126 2x1TB RAID1 - used ...
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Recovering data from a Silicon Image SiI3114 RAID

I have a set of 3 disks in RAID 5 originally created with a Silicon Image SiI3114 on-board RAID controller. The old motherboard is dead. The new motherboard (which has a different raid controller) ...
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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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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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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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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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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 ...