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Disk 4 "is not ready"


> it does detect it on controller initiation.

Even when the drive is not spinning, it will identify itself (manufacturer, capacity) when queried. So, it's possible that it "checks-in", but files/directories on it cannot be read.

Apr 04, 2015 | Dell PowerEdge 2600 Server

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Controls perc 3 is beeping. Server runs fine. What should I do to correct drive if failing?


You should first look at the drives on the front of the server to see if there are any failure lights.

If not, then it may be a RAID battery that is indicating failure.

Either way, this is probably an LSI RAID controller. Even after you correct the issue, you may still have to use the RAID utility (megacli in Linux) to silence the alert.

LSI is quite inefficient about their RAID controller and how they handle the issues.

Apr 26, 2014 | Dell PowerEdge 1300 Server

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I am having a problem with my dell poweredge 1800, it beeping continuous


Assuming this is still an issue...old as it is...

You need to boot the server and press the correct prompt to enter the BIOS of your PERC RAID controller. There you need to manage your physical/logical volumes.

Chances are that either you had a drive failure or the metadata on your RAID volume (JBOD?) was corrupted. This is a common issue with these LSI-based PERC[5-6]i RAID controllers that Dell utilized.

Jan 18, 2014 | Dell PowerEdge 1800 Server

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Raid configuration


That's probably because RAID 5 only tolerates 1 HD failure, (unless you have hot spares, in which case you can have many failures -provided only one fails at the same time...).

RAID 5 arrays can tolerate no more than one member drive failure.

Nov 08, 2013 | LSI Logic Computers & Internet

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Can a raid5 be expanded to include an additional disk on the dac960prl or must the raid be destroyed and re-created?


Hi,

As a rule of thumb, a raid 5 array can be expanded to include additional drives. This is done during the boot process and then going into your RAID controller setup. You would then go into the RAID configuration and add the new drive to the array. This was the simplified explanation but i think you get the idea.

Things to consider,
DO NOT remove the RAID array unless you dont care about losing data.
DO NOT try to add a smaller drive than what is currently part of the array.
When possible, the new drive should be identical to the existing drives, but I have added same size, same speed more than once and it will work.
All of the drives you want as part of the array must be on the same controller.

Hope this helps,
Brian

Jun 30, 2010 | LSI Logic Mylex AcceleRaid 150 DAC960PRL...

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Problem with scsi driver proliant ml 370 for NT4


Are you attempting to boot from the Windows CD?

If you are booting the server from a Windows installation disk and it is unable to detect the hard drive, this typically means the following things.
You need to provide the driver for the RAID controller of the server (this can vary, depending on the version of the ML370 e.g. G4/G5)
If it still cannot detect the hard drive after providing the driver for the RAID controller or if there is not a driver available for NT4, it may not support the controller.
In this case you can remove the RAID set by entering the RAID setup (could be LSI or adaptec). NOTE THIS WILL DESTROY ALL DATA ON THE DISKS THAT ARE A PART OF THIS RAID SET.

Dec 26, 2008 | HP Compaq ProLiant ML530 Server

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Raid 0 on Intellistation 6221?


That particular work station comes with both IDE and SCSI drive interface controllers. The IDE drive should be used for your OS. The SCSI drives for your data storage. Now, the issue is to get the SCSI to work in RAID_0 as I understand.

You iwll need a RAID controller such as Adaptec AHA-3940AU WD SCSI Host Controller, which may be found on eBay (used) for a very affordable price. The driver software may be downloaded directly from Adaptec, so I suggest you do that in the iterim peroid, and store drivers on a USB thumb drive.

Hope this helps you.

Dec 21, 2008 | IBM IntelliStation Z Pro 6221 PC Desktop

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Raid config problem


download a driver over the net

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