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    Manually enable CCTL / TLER for drives in HW RAID?

    Do true hardware RAID cards, specifically the various LSI based cards, automatically enable CCTL / TLER and set the appropriate timeout delay on drives plugged into them, or is that something that should be done manually before putting the drives on the controller? IE: I buy a stack of...
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    LSI Megaraid 9266-4i Inconsistent write speeds

    I have an LSI Megaraid 9266-4i card with 22 1TB 7200 RPM drives attached as well as two 120GB SSD attached and for the life of me no matter what the configuration is I cannot get the performance to be consistent. When copying a large file it will start out at roughly 500MB/s then proceed to drop...
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    Will and MSA60 enclosure work with LSI 9260-8i

    Hi guys, I have a DL380 G5 at home, with a P212 controller connected to an MSA60 via it's external port and 8088 cable. Everything with that works fine. I'd like to replace the P212 with a 9260-8i I had in an old machine, as it a better controller. I have an SFF-8087 to SFF-8087 cable...
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    VM Corrupts RAID array on physical host - Hyper V

    Gang- I have an odd problem that neither Microsoft nor Dell have been able to resolve yet. I know many of you have lots of experience and knowledge on both the hardware and the software side of the equation. This is more of a post of desperation / check to see if anyone has experienced...
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    Raid configuration with zfs

    Hi, We are having 6 disks on our server with 5x480GB ssd and 1x120GB SSD and trying to figure out the best raid configuration. We are looking to configure with raidZ2 with 5 disks and to use one disk for centos installation. But I am afraid if it makes issues when the installation drive fails...
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    SSD disks performance issues with ZFS

    Hello, We are currently testing our using ZFS on Linux as a storage platform for our VPS nodes but we don't seem to be getting the performance figures we expected. Can you please provide some suggestions as to what we should be tweaking to reach higher iops? Hardware is SuperMicro with the...
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    Maximum Distance Between Workstation and RAID Server

    Hi guys, we are looking to move our 8 disk RAID 0 (which is currently inside a workstation) into a 24 unit server chassis, so we can extend the Raid 0 to 24 drives and increase the max I/O of the Raid. Read/write speed is the most important factor for us - we deal with very large video/image...
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    How to access RAID controller in runtime

    In the past I used only software raid like Linux mdadm. Now I have this motherboard : X10DRC-LN4+ which has on board hardware raid : LSI 3108. I can access the management interface of raid during system boot up by pressing ctr+R. This maybe a noob question but how to enter into management...
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    Raid controller / motherboard incompatibility?

    Evening all, I am in the process of building a home ESXi server and have run into a couple of different issues. Was hoping someone might know more than I (easy enough in this case) and could possibility give me a bit of direction... This is the system that I've put together so far...
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    Which RAID Controller for DL380 G7 as HomeLab?

    Hello everyone, this is my first post in this forum and i am looking forward that some of you might help me do decide. I've got an HP DL380G7 (with LFF Bays) and want to populate him as a ESXi Host with an Windows Server 2012 R2 Guest as a DC and Storage Server for my home lab and several...