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500GB logical drive limit on smart array 4200 card

Nocturnal
Occasional Contributor

500GB logical drive limit on smart array 4200 card

Hello

We recently purchased a storageworks 4300 enclosure with 7 146.8GB drives. It's connected to a smart array 4200 in an ML540. All works fine but I cannot create a logical drive over 500GB. On that array it's giving me 514072MB and 326006MB. I'd really like to have one logical drive 840078MB.

This is the first time I'm running into this situation, in the past I only delt with 72GB drives. Is there a way to get over 500GB with this controler or will I have to purchase a different one, also which one would that be?

Thanks

 

 

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2 REPLIES
richjone
Occasional Advisor

Re: 500GB logical drive limit on smart array 4200 card

Nocturnal, did you figure out how to resolve this? I'm stuck with the same problems but on a smart array 3200.
DragomirAtea
Trusted Contributor

Re: 500GB logical drive limit on smart array 4200 card

Hi!

If I recollect accurate there is a limitation of theese SA-controller if you dont choose maximum boot when you create the drive, without the maximum boot the max size is ~500GB...

You should try to uppgrade the firmware of the SA-controller...

Regards
Dragomir