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Problems - Only 2 arrays on P410i

Occasional Contributor

Problems - Only 2 arrays on P410i

Hi all,

We have a DL380 G6 with a P410i array controller. We have 6x 72GB SAS drives that are connected to this controller and we want the configuration to be 3x 72GB RAID 1 mirrored arrays.
Both in the BIOS RAID config and the ACU (In Smartstart and within Windows), it seems we can only configure 2 arrays. When we've created the 2nd array, the option to 'Create Array' seems to disappear from the remaining 2 unassigned drives. Within the BIOS array configuration tool, we get a message saying we've reached the maximum arrays configurable by the tool and to use the ACU if we need any more.

Anyone got any idea what's going on here?

Honored Contributor

Re: Problems - Only 2 arrays on P410i

Hi and Welcome!

How much cache do you have installed?

According to the Quickspec, you only get 2 Logical drives with zero cache memory installed. See the Quickspecs link and upgrade the controller options and license to get the maximum supported configurations:

Logical Drives Supported Zero Memory, Up to 2 logical volumes
256MB cache and greater, Up to 64 logical volumes



Make sure you have the latest firmware and drivers installed: