Answer the prerequisites checking question, of course you have already done that, right! Purchase from other Ebay site will be cancelled. Skip to main content. But that is still 2 drives, vs the 1 drive tolerance of RAID 5. Dell manage utilities won’t install under non-server operating systems. Once I’ve decided on the configuration, what’s the best way to move the existing data including the Windows installation over to the new array? See all condition definitions – opens in a new window or tab

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Obviously some less than ideal things going on here, no hot spare, backing up to a consumer drive, etc. But I wouldn’t wait a few days if I had a drive die. I’d like to replace the aging drives in the RAID 5 array with some modern saga drives and add in at least one hot spare. The drives in the array configuration utility are set as individual “volumes” rather than using a RAID configuration.

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CERC controllers are nice, but pretty out of date. Thanks for taking a look at the syslog jupilerman. PEDual Xeon Irwindale 3. I’m leaning towards a new RAID 5 array for ease of transition since performance isn’t a huge issue, but I wanted to get the opinion of those more experienced than I. To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: Price and delivery may change without notice.


Typically I use the hardware not software RAID card that the manufacturer recommends and ships the server with, like the H line for Dells.

I think the biggest thing you could for reliability is adding a hot spare.

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Yeah, I’m really starting to think the performance isn’t an issue. With that time and experience, I can honestly tell you that RAID 10 works best in an “always-on” server situation. Saga to add to the discussion?

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Sellers set the item’s declared value and must comply with customs declaration laws. If you cerv see the adapter after booting, restart the “DSM SA Data Manager” service and wait until the storage controllers have been detected. Posted April 27, Newer drives will likely have a little better performance but the users won’t notice it.