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DL320S ,can I create raid 5 with 12 Harddisk

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Nonth
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DL320S ,can I create raid 5 with 12 Harddisk

For Proliant dl320s ,can I create 1 array of raid 5 with 12 sata Harddisk(all harddisks) many thanks in advance.
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Michael Richter
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Re: DL320S ,can I create raid 5 with 12 Harddisk

for sure, it depends on the controller you're using for your external storage.

But be sure its not the best soltuion to create an array about 12HDDs without an hotspare!

Additional the rebuilt process takes a lot of time!!

May a smaller Array or an Raid ADG/Raid6 is an option for u.

SA641 Specs
WorldWide QuickSpecs - HP Smart Array 642 Controller
WorldWide QuickSpecs - HP Smart Array 642 Controller
http://h18000.www1.hp.com/products/quickspecs/12069_div/12069_div.HTML

SA 64xx Specs
WorldWide QuickSpecs - HP Smart Array 6402 Controller
http://h18000.www1.hp.com/products/quickspecs/11587_div/11587_div.HTML


cheers
mike
Nonth
Occasional Advisor

Re: DL320S ,can I create raid 5 with 12 Harddisk

many thanks Michael ,I found that dl320s use controller Smart array P400 but not sure for detail "Eight (8) SAS physical links distributed across 2 internal x4 wide port connectors."
Michael Richter
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Re: DL320S ,can I create raid 5 with 12 Harddisk

ah sorry, didn't check thats a Dl320s

please check the P400 Controller&Sever Specs:

HP Smart Array P400/256MB Controller (RAID 0/1/5) (x1 through x8)

Available upgrades: 512-MB memory module for RAID 0/1/5/6, battery for battery-backed write cache (BBWC)

Serial ATA (SATA) // 9 TB // 12 x 750-GB SATA drives

Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) // 1.75 TB // 12 x 146-GB SAS drives

Cheers Mike
Gus Kwong
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Re: DL320S ,can I create raid 5 with 12 Harddisk

Hi Nonth99,

You sure can create a logical RAID5 set but with 12 disks you are more likely to encounter disk failures. A hot spare would be ideal in your raid5 set (so 11 disks + 1).

I personally would not use RAID ADG because it'd run like a 3-leg-donkey! Unless you are using it to archive files, or need to be able to afford two disks failure at a time.

Thanks,

Gus

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Nonth
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Re: DL320S ,can I create raid 5 with 12 Harddisk

many thanks guys , one thing about 1 card of P400 I know that it can support 8 harddisk, right? but 12 harddisks on DL320s we must use 2 card of P400 ,how possible to set 1 array raid5 on these 2 controller.
Gus Kwong
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Re: DL320S ,can I create raid 5 with 12 Harddisk

I think it is essentially handled by the midplane over the two connections.

Have a look at page 15 and 48
http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bc/docs/support/SupportManual/c00805737/c00805737.pdf?jumpid=reg_R1002_USEN
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