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ML110 G5 - RAID with 1TB drives

Gabor Kiss
Occasional Visitor

ML110 G5 - RAID with 1TB drives

Hi,

I have a ML110 G5 and want to create a RAID using the embedded controller. It looks like there is a 750GB limit on the drives that can be used (I have 2x 1BT), is there a way to increase it? Firmware up/downgrade, driver update? If it is not possible, is there a way to limit my drives to 750 GB so I can create the RAID?

Cheers!
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KarloChacon
Honored Contributor

Re: ML110 G5 - RAID with 1TB drives

hi


sorry I don't understand the limitation you're talking about...

where is that OS level? RAID configuration level? I know biggest HDD for ml10 g5 are SATA 750

regards
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Blazhev_1
Honored Contributor

Re: ML110 G5 - RAID with 1TB drives

Hi,

yes, the biggest HDDs supported from the server...what you are trying to do is not possible in my opinion.

If the HDDs are not recognizd in bios, then no way...if you recognized them and have a problem during install, then you can try with smaller logical drive, but else, don't think there is such capability. Maybe in the future a controller firmware update will allow 1TB HDDs, but for now I'm not aware of such one...

Gary Antonio Benavides
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Re: ML110 G5 - RAID with 1TB drives

What you can have is a logical Drive of 2TB, wich consists on 4 SATA HDD, 500GB each one configured in a RAID 0. Or 1TB RAID 1
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Gary Antonio Benavides
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Re: ML110 G5 - RAID with 1TB drives

What you can have is a Logical Drive of 2TB, wich consists on 4 SATA HDD, 500GB each one in a RAID 0. Or 1TB in a RAID 1
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ITEngineer
Occasional Advisor

Re: ML110 G5 - RAID with 1TB drives

Did you ever get the server going with 1Tb disks ?
Terry Hutchings
Honored Contributor

Re: ML110 G5 - RAID with 1TB drives

I don't really see the problem. The only limitation is in the size of the drives being offered right now from HP. 1 TB drives should work fine.
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sidefall
Occasional Visitor

Re: ML110 G5 - RAID with 1TB drives

Can I reopen this thread?

I am looking to do the same thing - install 2 x 1TB drives in an ML110 G5.

HP docs give a max drive size of 750GB, but I'm not sure if this is because they don't sell anything bigger.

Will the BIOS/drivers recognise 1TB drives?
Anibol
Occasional Visitor

Re: ML110 G5 - RAID with 1TB drives

hi, I'm just creating an array with 1TB disks and my ML110G5 recognises them.
sidefall
Occasional Visitor

Re: ML110 G5 - RAID with 1TB drives

Great, thanks.

For reference, can you tell us the model of hard disc and the OS you're using.
Gary Benavides Meza
Trusted Contributor

Re: ML110 G5 - RAID with 1TB drives

What kind of storage controller do you have? Is it an smart array controller? try a firmware update on the storage controller. Check this advisory:

Smart Array P400, P400i, And P800 Controllers - Maximum Logical Drive Size Capability Has Been Increased From 2.2 Terabytes (TB) To 8 Zettabytes (ZB)
http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/Document.jsp?lang=en&cc=us&taskId=115&prodSeriesId=1157687&prodTypeId=329290&objectID=c01146234
sidefall
Occasional Visitor

Re: ML110 G5 - RAID with 1TB drives

Gary,

Those are PCIe raid controllers - we're talking about the integrated one on the ML110 G5's motherboard. The QuickSpecs says max storage capacity 3TB made up from 4 x 750GB drives, but I think that's just because HP don't currently sell anything bigger than 750GB.

Thanks for your comment anyway.
Gary Benavides Meza
Trusted Contributor

Re: ML110 G5 - RAID with 1TB drives

There are HP 1TB Hard Drives available, and the embedded SATA controller should be able to detect the hard drives if they are properly connected, the limitation should be on the logical drive not on a single hard drive. According to your comments you are using third party SATA hdd, make sure they are compatibles and are properly connected. Try updating firmware