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    Need help fixing a RMS25CB080 stuck in recovery mode

    I have a RMS25CB080 that I flashed to try and use IT mode, it errored with something about a "card revision mismatch" but now it is no longer showing up as an option rom, and not working. The storage light on the front of my server is also solidly lit. I have an Intel S2600GZ with a LSI 2208...
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    Hard drive port expander compatible with a SmartArray P420i?

    I am attempting to add drives to my Windows-based backup server using it's existing P420 hardware RAID HBA and I'm not having any success. I purchased a 9-port (36-drive) HP port expander (G9 HP 727250-B21 727252-001 761879-001 ) and, while it recognizes all of the drives some of the drives...
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    SAS, SATA, U.2, NVME, MiniSAS, HBA or RAID, OcuLink?? - Lost in Diversity

    So, I think I need to ask you all for some help because being an old-timer from the 2010's and now looking to enhance my storage and disk systems... I am bedazzled by the enormous amount of various options currently available... in such a variety it makes SCSI standards look like a walk in the...
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    RAID Controllers and 520-Byte Sectors/T-10 DIF Protection

    Hi Everyone, I am hoping I can get some clarification on a feature my Areca ARC-1226 RAID card has. When I attach a SAS drive to it, the card give me the options to reformat the drive to 520-byte sectors. When I do that, there is a status field in the drive information panel of the controller...
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    NVMe in a RAID config

    Picked up a couple of SuperMicro AS-1113S-WN10RT 1U servers. they currently have 5 out of the 10 bays with U.2 NVMe drives. I'm needing to place these drives into a RAID however the board doesn't support it and I picked up a Broadcom 9460-16I and 4x "Cable OcuLink PCIe PCI-Express SFF-8611 4i...
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    Terrible Performance: Adaptec ASR-8805 RAID Array

    All - Just brought a new array online on Windows 11 build. I created the array in the Adaptec BIOS and did Build/Verify until it was 100% complete. I saw the drive when I booted into Windows (separate SSD boot drive) and formatted NTFS with default allocation. Now, when I try to copy data...
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    Getting IOPS on a 12 drive RAID 0/10 array -> scripts + plots + questions

    I am trying to get the most 4k iops I can get out of a raid array for and experimenting with different configurations to try to get a sense of where the sweet spot is in terms of number of drives, performance, and raid config. I was hoping to see more linear performance gains with number of...
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    Adaptec RAID (AEC-8805) Only Gives Option to Create Simple Volume

    I've got a bit of a head scratcher here. Building a new server using the 8805. It recognizes all of the attached drives, but when I try to "Create Array" it only allows me to choose a single drive and create a Simple Volume. I get the same behavior from both the BIOS RAID Config Tool on Boot...
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    How to recover files from a NAS that doesn’t work anymore (Synology CS407)

    My Synology CS407 NAS don’t turn on, it may be out of order. I’ve got a NAS device with RAID 6. What should I do with all the data that’s still on the disks? (I hope that all drives are working and my data is still there) There is no way to access the files by just connecting the disks to the...
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    Enclosure or Nas build advice and direction please...

    I have a synology ds920+ in and have replaced several drives and have a collection of 8tb Seagate compute (yes i know some are smr, hourly i can still use them?) and Toshiba n300 drives and an ironwolf. I wanted to create storage that i can put together a collection of retro files on (all kinds...
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    DIY NAS feedback and tips

    Greetings, I am currently in a thought process of redesigning my home network into a much better system and wanted to get some feedback on this forum. There may be better ways or better tools out there that I don't know yet. Main things I wanted to focus one: plex as media server, nextcloud as...
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    Anyone here have/had a Transcend Storejet Cloud?

    I was browsing in a store a year ago and they had one of these (except it's the 2 drive model 210) on clearance for $200. I have two cheap WD single drive NAS drives and did not plan on buying another "cheap" solution as I eventually want a proper NAS (Synology, Qnap etc) but it was less than...
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    Migrating from single disk OS drive to Intel RAID1 PCH

    I am running RHEL8 on a single drive right now. I would like to migrate to a RAID1 configuration with hardware raid handled by my Intel PCH onboard RAID controller (X10DRH-CT motherboard). I have configured the RAID and attempted to do a simple dd to the raid (which shows up as an mdadm raid...
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    (SOLVED) Wiwynn lyra SV315 - How to get all 10 bays working?

    I bought two of these servers for a couple of nas builds. But for the life of me I can only get bays 0-3 and B0 working. Bay 4-7 and B1 seem not to be there. Do I need to set my bios differently or buy a hardware key of some sort? I have heard a little bit about something called rksata8 and...
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    EU WTS - HP Smart Array P440 4GB FBWC + Double wide sas cable (raid)

    Hey! Recently got this off the bay, I've since found a different solution so Im looking to pass this one on. Part numbers: 749797-001 792356-001 50€ + shipping cost to your location. (Ships from Sweden) Paypal or SEPA.
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    Chosing a RAID card for H11DSi build

    I have an H11DSi-NT with a CSE-826 containing a BPN-SAS3-826EL1 backplane. It also has the two rear 2.5in bays/backplane. I'd like to run NVME for boot stuff and then use the front 12 bays for storage space, probably with more than one array if possible. I have used Dell PERC stuff at work but...
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    Dell T40 vs Raid card

    Hi all I got a Dell T40 less than a year ago as I had to migrate from a HP Microserver. (old one got flooded, long story). I've had a raid card LSI megaraid 9261 in it, which was fairly easily replaced from ebay. But I am running Esxi 6, which I'd like to upgrade to 7 at some stage, but it...
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    IBM x3650 M4 m5110e will not start

    Okay maybe you all could help me. I cannot seem to connect to my IBM server's ServeRAID controller. I go through the usual boot, but when I Ctrl-H to enter the WebBIOS for the RAID controller, it locks when I click start. I cannot move the mouse, no keys seem to work. I left it overnight...
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    Backplane with 4x SFF-8643 how to connect?

    Considering a 3U case that has a backplane for SAS/SATA that comes with 4x SFF-8643 connectors on it. 16 ports total. Going to use SAS drives that are 12gbps. Planning on connecting it to a raid card but for the life of me can't tell what kind of cables I need. Haven't figured out the raid...
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    Removed HBA and installed RAID controller, no WebBIOS prompt

    Hi All, A while ago I purchased a LSI 9211-8i setup for HBA. I was testing TrueNAS and the card was working fine for this, no problems. HBA did drive scans on boot and all that expected stuff. Now the server is being purposed for Windows Server, so I bought a LSI MegaRAID 9271-8i. It...