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Linux server beeping during operation

I have an Ubuntu 20.04 headless server with Cockpit as a management tool, it's been running fine for a few months since I built it until yesterday when I came home to find it beeping. Two short beeps ...
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Raid-5 to Raid-6; New controller, new Disks: Methods?

An old RocketRaid 2320 controller holding a RAID-5 array is being migrated to a new LSI 9361-8I (with BBU) with new HDs for Raid-6. I am looking for either a sanity check for speed (currently ~20Mb/...
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¿Does a RAID array persist through multiple OS installations?

As title said; i'd like to know if a Windows-made software RAID array will persist a new installation, if I could read that RAID with another Windows partition or installation and if other OS could ...
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Why does my PERC H310 raid card not report any progress upon rebuilds?

I have an old Dell Poweredge R320 with a PERC H310 Controller, the Poweredge has the basic licensing so I currently can only access it from the controller BIOS. I've created a basic RAID5 array from 4 ...
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Why does turning AMD RAID on corrupt last partitions on disks?

Just upgraded my mobo from Z87-PLUS to X570-E. Coming from Intel I noticed the RAID works a little differently, having all SATA ports configured as RAID, not just a few. On the old system I had 2 HDDs ...
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Is Intel ESRT2 Software-RAID?

I have 2 options for configuring RAID at the UEFI level. Intel ESRT 2 and Intel VROC which is the successor to Intel RST (rapid start). I know Intel RST and thus VROC (which is present on non server ...
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If I have a RAID 1, is it better to have 2 partitions or 2 logical drives?

I have the need to create 2 drives on a single RAID 1 (1 + 1 TB) configuration under Windows Server. I can create partitions using Windows Disk Management, or I can create logical drives using the ...
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Broken & Offline RAID10 - Array How to Add Drives Back (AMD RaidXpert)

I have a RAID10 array using 4 drives on an AMD Chipset controller (890FX). I had to unplug my drives to replace a failed water pump and when I booted up realised I hadn't plugged one drive in properly....
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Move hardware Raid 1 from Windows PC to software Raid 1 on Ubuntu Server on Raspberry Pi 4

after doing a ton of search I was not able to find a solution on the internet anywhere close to my situation, but the post of Grezzo came close and your help was superb, thus I hope you might be able ...
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RAID storage structure

I want to clarify with my understanding related to the RAID storage structure. I hope someone can guide me on this topic. First, let me show a picture of RAID system. [RAID][1][1]: https://i.stack....
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Multiple RAID volume on the same external HDD enclosure

I was thinking of getting a 5-bay external HDD enclosure with a RAID controller: http://www.orico.cc/us/product/detail/3623.html http://www.orico.cc/us/product/detail/6774.html Both of these models (...
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Rebuild Intel Rapid Storage RAID 10

I recently moved and decided to transport my hard drives separately from the rest of my computer (to avoid hard drive vibration damage). Unfortunately, I forgot the order the drives were in and now ...
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Windows 10 - RAID5 - Intel RAID or Storage Spaces?

Which method should I use to RAID5 my 3 drives? At the moment I started out with Intel's RAID but it seems super slow. Steam can barely download with 10M/s speeds and the array sometimes have ...
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Can't install RAID controller drivers

I recently had a Megaraid SAS controller die on me that had a Raid 1 and a Raid 60 setup on it. I have the new Megaraid SAS controller installed and my RAID array imported, but obviously Windows ...
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RAID card not detected

I recently picked up an ASUS P8B-E/4L motherboard to replace a S3210SH (8GB RAM limit). My brother donated an old LSI SAS3444e(1068e) RAID controller which is meant to drive the 6SAS 2TB HDD in my ...
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HDDs don’t work properly with Dell 6/IR Raid Controller

I maintain a Dell PowerEdge T410 (running Windows Server 2019 Essentials) with a SAS 6/IR RAID controller configured with a RAID1 of two Seagate Exos E 7E2 1TB (link to exact specs here) HDDs, which ...
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Failed GPU passthrough using Unraid 6.6.6

A while ago, I have build a new Ryzen setup. I am currently experimenting with Unraid 6.6.6 and trying to setup my daily Ubuntu VM with a passed through GTX 1060 from Inno3D. Unfortunately, I get ...
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Dell PERC H810 - Import foreign config with 2 drivers with SMART errors and 1 total fail?

We have a 12 drive, 40 TB storage bay that all of a sudden encountered multiple drive failures On RAID 5. One drive we have replaced outright, while another two have SMART errors. When the drives ...
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What is the lethality of a SMART error?

We have a 40 TB storage server in RAID 5, with twelve 2 TB drives. One drive is acting as a hotspare, and it's being managed with a hardware RAID controller. For some forsaken reason, three drives ...
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Setup and configuration of Intel RST on Asus motherboard

On boot there is no Intel RST screen that allows me to press Ctrl+i. However, the SATA mode has been set to Intel RST and ROM Messages are enabled. The Intel RST drivers are installed and Windows 10 ...
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How to use LSI SAS3041E RAID card?

I have a LSI SAS3041E RAID card which I am attempting to use with an Asrock Fatality Gaming K6. When I turn the computer on, I am not given any option to enter the card's BIOS area and nor does ...
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RAID Hard drive partition lost - Any way to recover?

Background So I have a hardware RAID controller that does a RAID 10 with 4 drives. Recently one of the drives failed so I got a new drive and replaced the failed one. I let the controller rebuild the ...
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Why can't a RAID controller mimic a drive controllers actions on a URE?

There is a fact: a URE renders an entire member of a RAID array as bad, but a URE DOES NOT render an entire drive as bad outside of an array. What is the technical difference that causes this? They ...
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What is the ERC handling state for RAID SSD?

I am looking at implementing SSD based hardware RAID and have been unable to find anything about how it behaves in a situation where the data isn't readable from the queried device. Spinning metal ...
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ESXI Hardware RAID Solution

I'm re-purposing a machine to run ESXI and made a rookie error in that I did not properly understand the hardware requirements. The machine will run a range of linux distros which will then runner ...
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Is there a way to determine what RAID-type I am using?

I've recently set up RAID 0 with two disks. I've done that via my Asus Prime X370 Pro's UEFI. Today I stumbled upon the terms "Software RAID", "Hardware RAID" and "Fake RAID". Most of the sources ...
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Restoring raid 0

I have a Velocity Duo (PCI raid card) with two Samsung 850 drives (500gb ea) in a RAID 0 setup in my Mac Pro. The raid controller seemed to get scrambled and the drive is no longer accessible - Mac ...
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Unable to configure drives on Intel S500VSA server board.

I am installing two 2TB SATA drives on an Intel S500VSA server board. I want to configure a RAID 1 array. When I log into the RAID configuration panel with Ctrl-E I find that the two drives are ...
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Intel desktop board `warning:have option ROM can not be invoke`

I had an old computer on which I am going to install lubuntu or any lightweight Linux distribution.It was packed in box for at least 2 or 3 years and it is approximately 11 years of old.It has Intel ...
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Can the Dell H730 Raid Adapter be used in none Dell boards?

I notice that HP, Dell raid cards being sold separately, can these cards be used in boards other than HP and DELL?
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Format one virtual disk in a RAID array?

In my machine I have two virtual disks handled by my RAID controller. They're mapped on Windows Server as my C: drive and my D: drive. I wish to wipe and reinstall a new version of windows server on C:...
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PCI RAID controller compatibility [closed]

Recently I've been thinking of buying a cheap RAID controller. I'm not experienced at all, and just want to mess around; nothing business affiliated, no specific expectations. The controllers I've ...
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How does an IBM ServeRAID controller know which drive to recover during a RAID1 rebuild? [duplicate]

I have an old IBM x3550 7978 server at work, which has a ServeRAID 8k-l RAID controller. I setup RAID 1 on it, and it seems to work great, but before I run any production OS on it, I want to know how ...
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RAID 1 using Dell PERC H330, with no cache and no battery

We recently leased a dedicated server and found out that the server (Dell PowerEdge R230) has a Dell PERC H330 RAID controller. As we searched Dell's website, we found out that this controller does ...
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AMD Raid (RaidXpert) and expanding RAID 1 logical drives

Here's the setup. I've got an old machine with basic RAID 1 arrays. Basically, 4 physical drives were used to create 2 logical drivers in RAID 1, each filled to the brim. Also, the machine is running ...
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SSD hard drives on IBM x3550 ServeRAID 8k

I have 4 SSD drives in an IBM x3550 using the installed ServeRAID 8k card in a RAID 10 setup. I"m not having any issues, but reading the ServeRAID may not support SSD and if I should stick with it or ...
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High Active Time and drop write speed after few seconds on RAID volume

I'm using RAID drive with Intel RS2BL040 on Windows-7-Pro-64x The problem is, When I try to write to RAID drive, The write speed is fall after few(about 6~7) seconds. In case of reading, It's almost ...
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Are OS drivers needed for True Hardware RAID?

Do you need to install drivers for a True Hardware Raid controller? What are the indicators of a True Hardware RAID Controller?
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Can you move a RAID from a dedicated controller to on-board motherboard raid?

So currently I have a very old raid card that I have 4 drives attached to because at the time my Mobo did not have enough sata ports. Now much later I have a new motherboard and the raid controller ...
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Microserver + P420 RAID Controller

I just bought a MicroServer Gen8 for home laboratory with 4 x 3TB WD Red + 2 x 8GB ECC RAM + the ILO advanced license key. My problem is that I can't make the P420 raid controller work with it. I ...
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RAID5 with on-board controller, is it possible to move the HDDs to a new server?

I am wondering how safe a hardware RAID configuration can be. In case of a HDD failure, I just need to replace the damaged hard drive. What if the server motherboard crashes? Is it possible to get ...
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Adaptec 1220SA RAID 1 degraded - should I try to rebuild?

I've got an old Windows 8.1 PC with an old RAID 1 array and a very low-end Adaptec 1220SA RAID controller. Adaptec Storage Manager (screenshot #1 below) shows one drive failed, the other OK. There's ...
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Why I don't see any messages of megaRAID initialization?

I have existing win10 system installed on SSD drive. I've got a MegaRAID card and want to add a RAID5 storage to my system. My motherboard is asrock z68 extreme3 gen3. I've installed the card into ...
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Why does Dell PowerEdge T330 force hardware RAID for 8 drive configuration?

I'm considering the Dell PowerEdge T330 server tower to run CentOS Linux. The chassis configurations that can be ordered are either 4 3.5" hard drive slots or 8. We need to run a software RAID (that's ...
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Which RAID is easier to do recovery from, a software RAID or a hardware RAID?

I'm shopping for a new server and have been using software RAIDs. But I wondered about doing recovery on a hardware RAID vs a software one. I know with a software RAID you have to enter a series of ...
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RAID 5 controller port multiplier

I have 6x320GB HDD and I was considering to create a RAID 5 system (it's for storage only). I use ubuntu 14.04 and I want to ask what RAID controller card allows for 4 (or more) ports without ...
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IBM x3850 m2 megaraid not showing physical drives

I have this IBM x3850 m2 with 2 physical drives installed but when I go to megaraid it doesn't show any of the physical drives So I can't build a virtual drive to install the OS What I have tried ...
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How do you increase hard drive space on an Intel hardware RAID 1 with larger disks?

I have an old RAID 1 volume from about 7 years ago. A while ago I replaced one out of two drives with a drive with 4x the size and then recently I replaced the second two out of two disks. Both of the ...
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How is Data Recovered when a RAID array fails

I am thinking of using hardware RAID (levels 5 and 10) on my computers. What I don't get is how is data recovered when something goes bad and the RAID array fails (RAID Card problem or anything else). ...
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How can I add a second hard drive to mirror the first one in RAID?

I have a HP ProLiant Gen8 MicroServer with a Hardware RAID Controller. The model is Dynamic Smart Array B120i/ZM. I currently have a single hard drive mounted. I would like to add a second identical ...