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Why is Raid 5 not Available

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Shawn McConnell!
Occasional Advisor

Why is Raid 5 not Available

I'm using SmartStart 8.00. The server is a proliant DL360 G5 with four 146GB drives.

I created the array and then when I go to create the logical drives it is only showing me RAID 0 and RAID 0+1.

So I checked some notes and found out that for RAID 5 you need a minimum of three disks. So what am I missing here ?

I have another server same model with 5 146GB drives and I set that one up RAID 5 with one spare.

Any thoughts ?
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Amar_Joshi
Honored Contributor

Re: Why is Raid 5 not Available

Are you able to see all the 4 drive in configuration? Looks like server is only able to see two drives. Please check if drive LEDs are lighting up properly.

Víctor Cespón
Honored Contributor
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Re: Why is Raid 5 not Available

From the DL360 G5 quickspecs:
http://h18004.www1.hp.com/products/quickspecs/12476_div/12476_div.html

Entry Models: HP Smart Array E200i/64MB Controller (RAID 0/1/1+0) (128MB BBWC optional)

From the Smart Array E200 quickspecks:
http://h18000.www1.hp.com/products/quickspecs/12460_div/12460_div.html

NOTE: The 128MB BBWC upgrade is required to enable RAID 5 support on the Smart Array E200i.
Shawn McConnell!
Occasional Advisor

Re: Why is Raid 5 not Available

The controller is an E200i. So that looks like the answer. Thanks.