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Is it possible to configure a Sata RAID Controller without RAID

I have a 6 port SATA RAID card (taken out of an HP ML150 G2 server). What i want to do is connect the Sata Hard Drives that i have to this card without formatting or loosing any data on the hard ...
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Installing CentOS 6 on Asus M3N78-EM using CentOS software raid / LVM

I have an Asus M3N78-EM motherboard with 3 WD 250GB drives connected to SATA ports 1-3. The BIOS currently is setup to see the drives as AHCI instead of raid due to the controller driver not being ...
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Configuring RAID on Intel DX58SO CTRL+I does not enter RAID Config Utility

I have two 3TB HDD plugged into SATA 0 and SATA 1. I configured the drives for RAID in the BIOS and now when I boot I see the RAID config screen. The screen lists all my drives as it should and says ...
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Do SSDs have to have AHCI to maximize performance?

After my last post concerning my motherboard's RAID, I'm considering purchasing an additional dedicated RAID controller, but I have a few concerns about what to buy, because I'm facing yet another ...
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126 views

No hard drive detected during Debian installation

I'm having problem in installing debian 7.5.0 on Supermicro server running on raid 1 whereby the hard drive is not detected. This server is running 2x 600GB hdd and i'm using DVD images of ...
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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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Two SATA 2TB drives in RAID-1 configuration; only one 6.0gb/s port open

Here's the scenario: I am building a computer that will act as a network storage device for local networked users, and a source code repository and backup device for remote users. The machine will ...
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112 views

How to install several hard-drives to Tyan S7025 motherboard

First of all, the disclaimer: I do not know much about computers. CONTEXT In February 2010 I purchased a workstation with a Tyan S7025 motherboard. This motherboard has 6 SATA ports (SATA0 to SATA5) ...
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87 views

What is the total SATA bandwidth of the Intel Z68 chipset?

Take a look at this page for the Intel Z68 chipset: http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/chipsets/mainstream-chipsets/z68-express-chipset.html In the diagram, the line connecting the chipset to the ...
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118 views

How to determine cause for failing RAID arrays

I have to investigate a recent increase in failing RAID-1 (Mirror) arrays we're encountering in our installed PC park (10K+ PC's). The problem is twofold: one part of being a pilot phase we started ...
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How can I get my SATA DVDs working again?

My hard drive crashed (WinXPpro), so I took a C drive from a broken PC. The new C drive is Win7pro. Motherboard is MSI K8N Neo4 Platinum, with 4 hard drives installed on SATA 1-4 (nForce4 Ultra); ...
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463 views

ASUS P5B Plus motherboard - no any drives found - how to restore RAID array?

We have a small server machine with an ASUS P5B Plus motherboard and 4 SATA HDDs. The HDDs were configured in a RAID10 array. Up until now, everything worked fine, but now the system doesn't recognize ...
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Independence of SATA channels and ports

I'm working on setting up a simple RAID and am wondering about how independent my SATA ports really are. There are 4 ports on the motherboard, but lspci shows only two controllers 00:0e.0 IDE ...
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1answer
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Can't install windows - setup can't see my hard disk (RAID1)

I am trying to install win8 x64 on my machine. The machine has two hard drives connected in RAID1 I have just created : image I have inserted the USB containing the Windows installation media and ...
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SATA-II SSD Raid 0 slow on Windows-7

I have 2 SSDs and made a RAID 0 with the on-board controller of my mainboard. But i only get 130 megabyte/second average read/write speed which seems to be pretty slow for me even for SATA 2 which ...
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How to tell RAID setup

One of my colleague's computer broke and they sent me 5 disks. One has the OS and is making the click of death and the others might have been in a RAID configuration. I don't know the RAID ...
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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
630 views

Can't find drivers for ASUS P5G41T-M LX on Windows 7?

I'm trying to install Windows 7, but stuck on window with message that I need a mass storage driver. But I can't find it at all. Here is my params: ASUS P5G41T-M LX Motherboard Intel(R) G41 ...
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87 views

How to add extra sata drives to desktop server

I have an ubuntu 12.04 machine with a raid using mdadm. The motherboard has 8 sata ports which are all being used, and I would like to add more hard drives to it. What's the easiest/best way to add a ...
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130 views

Data transfer from NAS to D: completely soaks my C: drive — why?

I have a NAS where I have temporarily stored about 2.2TB of data while I rebuilt my “heavy lifter” workstation. My heavy lifter has no SATA on-board, but I use an LSI 9550sx-12 PCI-X RAID card for my ...
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1answer
323 views

SATA Raid-0 Mixing SATA-II + SATA-III: Change jumper?

I have 2 SATA hard disks They are 2 TB each. Both are WDC Greens Respective models of *EARS *EARX EARX is SATA-III While the other is not. While the raid does function as is, would there be any - ...
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SAS 15,000rpm RAID 0 slower than external eSATA single 7200rpm drive. Why?

I've got two internal 135GB SAS drives in a RAID 0 array making a 270GB logical volume talking to my Dell Precission T5500 motherboard via a Dell supplied SAS 6iR controller. Writing Speed I SaveAs ...
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Do 7.2k SATA drives and a hardware raid controller always end with trouble?

I'm reading the FreeNAS userguide and came across the statement: Note that hardware RAID configured as JBOD may still detach disks that do not respond in time; and as such may require ...
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642 views

Asus m5A97 RAID/AHCI configuration

I'm trying to RAID two SSD's in raid 0 to install games on, but I want to have my OS running off of my HDD (which it is currently installed on). I have the HDD plugged into SATA 5, and the SSD's ...
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How to move partition with Users to a new SATA controller?

Our current situation: X79 chipset. Windows 7 installed on SATA SSD running on Marvell controller. C:\Users contains just Public and computer-name folders, all the other users are created in E:\Users. ...
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Software RAID 1 resync's on SATA cable switch?

I made a mistake when I opened up my desktop removed a 2 disk RAID 1 and reconnected them, but with the SATA cables switched, such that sda became sdb and viceversa. On boot, the RAID array started ...
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313 views

Installing Debian on SATA disk attached to eSATA interface

Recently, I just bought a HP Microserver Proliant N40L for use it as dns, http, vpn, file storage and also for backups of other computers at home. I already have 2 1Tb HDD's, so I thought to buy ...
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How do I reset a disk to non-RAID?

I had a couple SATA hard disks in a RAID 1 array. I reset them to non-RAID in the Intel raid manager, and removed one drive. Despite the raid controller saying it's not a RAID disk, and even ...
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Can I plug a single hard drive into the “SATA RAID1” socket?

My (6 year old) motherboard has 4 PATA socket, 2 SATA socket, and one socket labelled "SATA RAID1". Since I (sadly) have 4 PATA devices (including dvd-r), 2 SATA hard drives, and have just bought ...
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Switching BIOS SATA RAID/AHCI setting causes BSOD at Windows Start - Why?

I just changed my disk setup from: 1 SATA HDD Primary OS Disk 2x SATA HDD Backup Disks in RAID 1 TO: 1 SATA SSD Primary OS Disk 1 SATA HDD Backup Disk [No RAID] Everything worked great, no ...
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USB 3.0 to SAS; seems slow to me. Is it?

I've been transferring about 5TB from a USB 3.0 enclosure with built in hardware RAID running 4x SATA III drives. The destination is an external SAS enclosure (7x SATA II) with 2x SAS cables connected ...
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Reset Disks to Non-RAID in Intel Matrix Storage Manager

I have a Gigabyte S-Series motherboard based PC that was configured with two SATA drives. The drives were NOT raided, but the RAID controller in BIOS was enabled - just no raid volumes created. ...
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What's the difference between the Adaptec Hybrid RAID and MaxCache Using SSDs? [closed]

From this line of controllers http://www.adaptec.com/en-us/products/controllers/hardware/ Explained further here http://www.adaptec.com/nr/pdfs/product_overview.pdf My interpretation is as ...
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648 views

Does a SATA III controller for PCI-e 1.0 (x16) exist?

I'm trying to hunt around for a solution to a disk issue I have with my home server. Basically, I started to use it to stream video (going from a virtual host, it now does alot more). I see alot of ...
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SATA III 6Gb/s, is that 6gbit/sec per device, or for the entire controller?

If I have (12) SSD drives in a RAID6, will the max connection speed of each drive be 6Gbps, or is that for the entire controller?
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What would work faster: One PCI-E based super fast SSD 120GB or 4 SATA 2 SSD's 60GB inside some RAID?

I want to change my current RAID (HDD based 4 sata 2 120GB) on which my OS (Windows 7) is installed to some more fancy fast and modern SSD based. I have 2 options - 4 OCZ AGT3-25SAT3-60G or one 120 GB ...
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Determining if motherboard has SAS compatibility and SAS software RAID compatibility?

What specs are you supposed to look for in a motherboard to determine if it has SAS compatibility and SAS software RAID compatibility built into it? I'm looking under the details of this: ...
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In BIOS, what does “SATA Controller” with the ability to select either IDE or RAID mean?

In my BIOS, I've got a setting called "SATA Controller" that can select either IDE or RAID. It's currently set to IDE. What does this setting mean, and will bad things happen if I change it? My ...
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Result of raid 0 with these two HDD

I'm new to raid arrays, and I'm trying to figure out what I would gain by combining this hdd: http://www.seagate.com/ww/v/index.jsp?vgnextoid=9d373f15020b0210VgnVCM1000001a48090aRCRD which is a ...
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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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Maximum Bandwidth of PCI-E 2.0 x8 6Gbps RAID Card

I have a quick question regarding what I'm seeing as an obstacle in getting the proper performance out of a RAID card... I'm interested in setting up two RAID arrays (a RAID0 of 2 disks, and a RAID1 ...
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Which SATA operation mode for SATA III SSD in laptop?

Which is the best setting in BIOS for SATA operation mode for a laptop to connect SATA III based fast SSD drive, and why? ATA AHCI RAID On (Intel Rapid Storage) There will be no RAID set in system ...
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1answer
276 views

RAID 1 or (MSI P35 Neo3) mother board?

What happened was that I have a mirror RAID (RAID-1) and one of the drives died. As far as I know, one should always use identical drives for mirror RAID (don't mix iszes, don't mix manufacturers, ...
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RAID-capable 3.5" SATA Drives

I recently purchased a pair of 1TB Western Digital WD1002FBYS RE3 drives for use in an external RAID enclosure. I have found that they tend to drop out of the array after a while. Thinking it was the ...
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163 views

OK to use Windows while a RAID array is building?

I've just put together a nice clean, fresh install of Windows 7 x64, and my two primary harddisks are building a software RAID1 array in the background while I type this. But I want to move over ...
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1answer
452 views

Software RAID-1 on Windows 7 doesn't work as expected

Because of problems with the RAID config on my motherboard, I've decided to go the "easy" way and use software RAID. So I made one big mirrored partition on my two identical hard drivers. I copies a ...
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Help with my RAID config

I've got a 250GB SATA2 hard drive. Yesterday I boughy myself a pair of 1TB HDDs which I intend to put into a RAID-1. If I enable the RAID functionality in the BIOS, I can setup the two drives in a ...
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1answer
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How can I connect more than 2 drives to the Highpoint Rocket Raid 620

The raid card in question has only 2 sata ports on the card. I'd like to connect 5 drives to this, and I was wondering how I could achieve that. The highpoint website states that up to 10 drives can ...
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387 views

Adding RAID to my existing PC

I am currently running a Dell Precision T5400 (Intel Xeon E5420 @ 2.5GHz / 4GB RAM). I am looking to add disk mirroring. I presume I will require a RAID card and two new fast SATA hard drives. I ...
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Windows 7 Setup sees RAIDed drives as independent drives?

I'm installing Windows 7 on a PC with a DFI Lanparty nf4 Ultra-D motherboard. I'm using the onboard SATA raid to combine two 250gig hard drives into a single drive. I'm the BIOS, I have raid enabled, ...