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RAID5 SCSI HDD

I am getting continuous failure of my server RAID 5 hard disk that happening in short time after buying brand new hard disk.
this is happenning for a lot DELL servers (PE2600, 2650, 2850, 2800), it became normal proctice for may organization to replace the hard disks.

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YOU WILL NEED TO UPGRADE THE FIRMWARE ON THE OLDER DRIVES

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My server name is powerEdge2900 and SAS Hard Disk. My server have RAID(Mirror). I lost my password of my server. I want to break RAID.How can possible? please ans. me .........


What raid is it in? For example if your server is in a raid 5 you needto take out hard drives enough to only have 2 in place and then put 2 more in to make a total of four and get it to rebuild it.

Please advise that you are taking it at your own risk and that you seek my solution as your last one. Thanks

Source: I been handling 2950, 1950, r710 dell poweredge servers for the last 4 years, i install 200 a month.

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FAIL-SAFE FILE SERVER AND COMPUTER SYSTEMS If your data is very important, you...


FAIL-SAFE FILE SERVER AND COMPUTER SYSTEMS

If your data is very important, you should consider doing regular data backups because hard disk will fail at some at some stage in the future. This is especially true when you get an error message"hard drive is about to fail".

Depending upon how critical your computer or files server to you or your business, you should consider building a fail-safe computer or file server system using RAID technology. RAID means "A Redundant Array of Inexpensive Disks" and there are several levels of RAID.

For details of different RAID levels - click on this link -
http://searchstorage.techtarget.com/sDefinition/0,,sid5_gci214332,00.html

The most common of the fault redundant RAID systems are -

RAID 0 + RAID 1 provides fastest data transfer Mirrored hard drives.

RAID 5 is one of the most popular system, it data striping across hard drives with error correction. It has excellent performance with fail-safe system and allows for hot swappable hard drives.

There should be redundant powers supply inside the computer or file server in the event of a power supply failing.
Another consideration is to install a UPS (uninterruptible power supply) to prevent a computer or server shut down from power outages, as this will corrupt your data.

These systems do not mean you should not back up your data on a regular basis.

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Hi, I have a Seagate ST38421A HDD in an EMachines EOne PC, very old, Win98. When I turn on the PC it says there is no HD found in the system, and when I try to install Windows XP, it says it has no...


Sorry to say it it but your hard drive in your computer has stopes working. Best way to fix it is to buy a new hard drive for your computer or just buy a brand new computers.

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Hard disk failure


Hi

Thank you for your query

From what you are describing something called SMART which resides on your motherboard has kicked in.

This little utillity will kick in just before your hard drive is about to fail, allowing you time to copy data across

I would not waste time, please copy your data as soon as possible and then replace your hard drive

I hope this has been useful

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To raid, or not to raid,? that is the question............


Hi,

Always a good question,

For #1

Always a good idea to mirror your OS drive for quick recovery. So yes I would use 40GB of the velociraptor for a mirror. However if your board supports it I would actually suggest you would be better served for your dollar to buy some 500GB+ WD greens or seagate 7200.12's(do NOT buy 7200.11) then set them up as raid5, frankly you'll get redundancy and speed, with more space. 4 Greens will perform as well as three VRs and cost less.

I currently run two Greens and 2 7200.12's on my home server and the 7 rating is 7.6 for my HDD and I've got 4.2TB of space for under $500.

I mentions some of the pro's and cons in detail on my blog last week Pro's and Cons.

Hope this helps,

Chris

Mar 07, 2010 | Hard Drives

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Maxtor SCSI 36GB hard disk drive was removed from


if you are using raid go into the perc hardware utlity as it boots,try formating the drive there.maybe this will work.If you are using the dell open manage software you can probably format it there in windows.If you are not using raid enter the scsi utlity and do a format there.
Good luck

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Samsung sata hard disk detection problem while windows setup


Hi, Typically, Windows XP installer does not provide full support for SATA HDs (drives) nor for all kinds of SATA Controllers (on the motherboard or add-on card). However, Windows XP installer provided a way out by prompting the user to press F6 and load the necessary drivers in the FDD. The diskette containing the drivers may either come from: manufacturer of motherboard; manufacturer of controller; or manufacturer of HD. If none was provided nor available, then perhaps you can DIY (do-it-yourself). More often than not, it is inside the MB installer/driver CD in D:\Drivers\SATA or something like that and copy to a floppy diskette. Alternately, you can download from the manufacturer's website, decompress and copy to FD. When the Windows XP installation CD puts out the message "Press F6 if you need to install a third party SCSI or RAID driver", press "F6" as instructed. Thereafter, press "S" to specify additional device on the next pop up screen. Insert the driver floppy disk in and press enter to continue. If the floppy disk is made successfully, the installation program will ask for selecting driver. Please then select "Motherboard chipset (VIA, Intel etc Serial ATA RAID Controller(Windows XP)".) After the SATA driver loaded, Windows XP will now recognize the SATA HDD, proceed and continue to install Windows XP. If you do not have a FDD, one of your option is to DIY a slipstream WinXP installer CD. This is better explained in this article . Hope this be of some idea/help. Pls post back how things turned up or should you need fur4ther information. Good luck and kind regards.

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