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Is there anyone out there that can answer my question?
yes, your plan shouldn't be a problem so long as the machine you're moving to will work with the PERC card.
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Doh, guys I got a bit of problem here. Okay so i got myself a 32 pin to 29 pin sas cable off from ebay. It seems that one of the drive connectors was a lemon as the hdd will drop out of the array randomly.
So I replaced the cable with a new one and rebuild the raid5 array. Everything works fine however, Storage manager would issue a 'predictive hdd failure' warning.

Is there anyway to reset the warning or do i have to replace this fine working drive?
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Doh, guys I got a bit of problem here. Okay so i got myself a 32 pin to 29 pin sas cable off from ebay. It seems that one of the drive connectors was a lemon as the hdd will drop out of the array randomly.
So I replaced the cable with a new one and rebuild the raid5 array. Everything works fine however, Storage manager would issue a 'predictive hdd failure' warning.

Is there anyway to reset the warning or do i have to replace this fine working drive?
what makes you conclude the drive is working fine? what are the values stored in SMART? usually, the predictive failure relates to problems found based on data in the SMART attributes.
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what makes you conclude the drive is working fine? what are the values stored in SMART? usually, the predictive failure relates to problems found based on data in the SMART attributes.
Well, the array have been working fine for about 2 weeks so far. If I recalled somewhere, there is a feature that prevents the same failing drive from being added into the array, accidentally.
I have no way of accessing the smart data since its been hookup to the perc5 the whole time. Any suggestions?
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I have no way of accessing the smart data since its been hookup to the perc5 the whole time. Any suggestions?
Can't you check this drive in another machine ?
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Well, the array have been working fine for about 2 weeks so far. If I recalled somewhere, there is a feature that prevents the same failing drive from being added into the array, accidentally.
I have no way of accessing the smart data since its been hookup to the perc5 the whole time. Any suggestions?
working fine for 2 weeks means nothing. there is no feature that prevents you from adding a failing drive. all that might happen is that the rebuild fails.

you can access the SMART data of each drive even if it is connected to the PERC5/6; it's just a matter of having the right software to do so. I know smartmontools can access the SMART data on drives connected to PERC5/6; i use it to monitor my hard drives.
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Ok....good news, the new cable I ordered from Newegg works!!! (It's a bit short, made me put all my drives in one cage instead of spread out for airflow, but, 140mm fan on the cage should do the job.)

So, I booted up, and opened Storage Manager and there they are, detected and ready, all four of my 1TB Seagates. Following the manual I started the Wizard and did an AUTO configuration, just to get a RAID set up for tests. At this point, I just want the RAID setup and working, I can decide if I want to tweak later.

I chose Full Initialization, clicked FINISH and nothing appeared to happen. The log window shows "Full Initialization started on VID: 0", but there is no progress bar, status update, nothing.

If I RT click on the Array, it lists "stop initialization" as a choice......I am assuming the array will show up in MY COMPUTER as a drive option after it's done (right)....but, is there anyway to tell how long it will take?? If it's even working or if there is a problem?


EDIT: Nevermind, LOL....kids, read EVERY page of manuals...LOL...Found the section on MONITORING in the last section of the manual. They should put a link to that in the configuration section FYI, 4x 1TB 7200RPM Seagates, just under 3 hours to make a RAID 5 with default settings.
Edited by Thumper - 7/2/11 at 6:47pm
post #5428 of 7172
You should always check the length and quality of power cables
I just discovered, that it's not good idea to use too many daisy chained cheap IDE splitters



Shorter IDE splitter with thicker cables - and everything starts working
post #5429 of 7172
Ok, here is the test run on my initial RAID 5 array set up.

Stripe size 128
Disk Cache off
Adaptive Read Ahead
Write Back on


I was thinking about reformatting it with a larger allocation size (it has the default of 4096 now) to squeeze more space out of it even though it will be used for files of many sizes. Not sure allocation size will have a big difference on speed or will it?

I tried transferring a large file folder (from the main drive on the system) over and Windows said the fastest it hit was 35 Mbps and for most of it the speed was only 19.8 Mbps. Where's my 95 Mbps average from the test? LOL
post #5430 of 7172
I hope someone can guide me in the right direction.

I just installed my perc 5i. I have a GIGABYTE GA-EP45-UD3L. I have the card on the x16 slot and i have my 9500 gt w/ a x1 riser (card is working fine. no problems )

For some reason I cant enter the perc 5i bios.

I just cant hit the CTRL R to enter. I just cant!

I put the card in my x58 and i can enter the bios just fin.

Is my GIGABYTE GA-EP45-UD3L not compatible? By the way I DID DO the pin mod. Any help would be awesome!
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