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how to configure RAID utitlity HDD while we have only one Hard disk

 
vikrant sharma
Occasional Visitor

how to configure RAID utitlity HDD while we have only one Hard disk

I have a HP ProLiant ML110 G5 sever(xenon, 1GB RAM, 160 raid HDD). I have confuse how to setup RAID HDD.I have follow some proccedure which are as
Enabling SATA RAID functionality in the BIOS Setup Utility:
1. Boot the server, and then press F10 to enter the ROM-Based Setup Utility (RBSU).
2. Go to the Advanced tab.
3. Enter the Advance Chipset Control .
4. Set up the SATA as Enable and the SATA RAID as Enable .
5. Press F10 , Save and Exit .



Now please tell what is the next procedure.
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Shiraj Fernando
Regular Advisor

Re: how to configure RAID utitlity HDD while we have only one Hard disk

Hi,

I don't see much use of configuring RAID with only one disk. You may only be able to use RAID 0 and it would not improve performance because there's only one disk.

You can enter the embedded SATA RAID BIOS as follows.

0. Better to take a backup of your current data currently on the disk.

1. Restart the server and press F8 (if i remember correct) when prompted to enter SATA RAID controller BIOS.

2. Select Config Drives

3. Select Create Array

4. You may get a warning about data getting lost. Press Y.

5. Create the array with the required configuration.

Hope this helps.

Regards,
Shiraj.
Shiraj Fernando
Regular Advisor

Re: how to configure RAID utitlity HDD while we have only one Hard disk

Hi again,

I forgot to mention that I'm not sure if the embedded SATA RAID controller will allow you to create a RAID 0 array with only one disk because I haven't tried it.

On Smart Array controllers RAID 0 is the default when you have a single disk.

Best regards,
Shiraj.
vikrant sharma
Occasional Visitor

Re: how to configure RAID utitlity HDD while we have only one Hard disk

I have seen promp
"Press f8 for embedded SATA RAID controller #0"
when I pressed F8 I have option "Array configuration Utiliy".
Then follow the following procedure

1. Enter the Array Configuration Utility.
2. Enter Create array .
3. Create the raid volume. Select the Hard Drives
after that i have an error "No ARRAY to create with no.of drive selected. Please review your drive selection"

I have confuse what is the right prodecedure to configure RAID when I have only one drive(160 gb).
I have "HP Proliant ML 110 G5 Server"
(160 gb HDD,1GB RAM, Xenon processer)
Shiraj Fernando
Regular Advisor

Re: how to configure RAID utitlity HDD while we have only one Hard disk

Hi,

I suggest you add another 160GB Disk to your server and configure a RAID1 array using the procedure I posted earlier.

If not disable SATA RAID from the BIOS and use the single disk. This is the same as having a single disk in RAID0. There's not much meaning in RAID with only one disk. RAID -> Redundant Array of Independent(Inexpensive) Disks.

Regards,
Shiraj.
vikrant sharma
Occasional Visitor

Re: how to configure RAID utitlity HDD while we have only one Hard disk

If I have disable SATA RAID from BIOS & then boot from window 2000 CD It give an error:
"Make sure any hard disk drive are Powered on and properly connect to your computer & that any disk related hardwareconfiguration is correct...... press F3 for quit"

I have checked hard drive connection which is correct.
window 2000 is supported or not.

when I boot system without window 2000 cd.
I have following information:
" HP Base Code PXE-2.1 V1.0.9
copyright......
copyright.....
PXE-E61 : media task Failure
PXE-MOF: Exiting HP PXE ROM
OS NOT Found."

I Have "HP ProLiant ML110 G5 server(16o GB HDD, 1 GB RAM , XENON processer).
juan quesada
Respected Contributor

Re: how to configure RAID utitlity HDD while we have only one Hard disk

there is no such thing as RAID 0 with 1 HDD, it is called JBOD.
enable raid on BIOS, during the installation provide the correct controller driver when windows prompts you to press f6