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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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PERC controllers (e.g. h710) - do they issue flush command when underlying devices have cache enabled?

Question essentially as in subject - as I've been trying to find any sensible info about it, but to no avail: we create say - raid 1 from 2 mechanical drives - and quality drives, that do not lie ...
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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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One of the raid 1 disk is failed how should i proceed [duplicate]

I am using asus P8Z77-V motherboard and i have setup the raid in the begining from computer start up CTRL-I Now i have ordered another identical driver and copied all files in the left raid drive to ...
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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 ...
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Raid 1 with two hard drives, which hard drive will overwrite the other?

I have two hard drives in a raid-1 volume that Windows 7 boots from (let's call them harddrive-a and harddrive-b). I got a third harddrive-c so that I could install Linux. To protect my Windows ...
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software or hardware RAID 5 for home server? [closed]

I have seen a few similar questions here but they are all years old and since the technology landscape is so volatile I thought it best to start afresh. Plus, few of them speak specifically to raid 5. ...
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Any advantages of having Raid0 with single drive?

Are there any advantages of having a Raid0 configuration with a single drive? Both Intel controllers and LSI controllers I'm using allow for Raid0 creation using a single drive. Is there any ...
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Multi-channel SATA RAID card to RAID 4 Bay Enclosure

I have a Mediasonic ProBox HF2-SU3S2 4 Bay 3.5" Hard Drive Enclosure. The box only has one eSATA port and one USB 3.0 port on the back. According to the manual of this storage box I need to get a ...
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Hard Disk info required, attached to IBM System x3650 M4

I need to get the details of a hard disk attached to an IBM System x3650 M4 server machine. One thing I did is to search for model number shown on Device Manager under Disk Drives, but this search ...
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How do PCI express RAID cards work?

I was recently playing with Xen server which supports hardware RAID only and as I always used Linux MD's only so far, I have no knowledge of hardware RAID at all. I was looking for some cheap hardware ...
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How would hardware RAID compare to Windows software RAID?

I recently bought a new PC with a Gigabyte Z97P-D3 motherboard. One of the things it supports that my old machine didn't is RAID so I had planned to transfer my 2x 1TB hard drives from my old machine ...
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Proliant ML330 G6 rebuild array

When I came to this place, there was a Proliant ML330 G6 server with a P410i controller standing here, which acts as the active directory server, running Windows 2008 R2. I wish the previous admin ...
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Moving a RAID 1 between RAID Cards

I have an HP DL380 G6 with the 410i internal controller. I have an array configured with 2 drives as a RAID 1. This logical drive is my boot drive. I've recently installed a P800 raid card and want ...