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Re: HP MS Gen8 with HP smart RAID B120i. without controler licence

 
Josef_sjp
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HP MS Gen8 with HP smart RAID B120i. without controler licence

 Hi,

I have "new" HP MS Gen8 with HP smart RAID B120i. CPU G1610T, factory date cca 2016(?)

I cant use  FREENAS with software raid (as on my old BlackCube) because my G8 colect my HDDs to RAID at all AHCI BIOS/Setup configurations

Whan I try use F5 to disable RAID, HP app Smart Store Administrator show me message:
"No licenses found on the selected controller."

viz pictures

HP Smart Store Administrator show me "0 Physical drivers" (3x WD 4TB + 1x WD 3TB, all HDD3,5" NAS ware 3.0)
and in Freenas I can see one "disk" 7,7TB ... :-(


I used directly connected LCD and keyboard for elininated  iLO trouble.
Box is out of HP warranty.

 

q1: Do you have some idea about restore Raid Licence ?
q2: How eliminated Smart Raid function?
q3: Exist any HP or community firmware to convert B120i as only AHCI mode without Raid functions ?

 

Thanks

thanks for every useful advice
         Josef

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Jimmy Vance
Honored Contributor

Re: HP MS Gen8 with HP smart RAID B120i. without controler licence

The B120i requires a closed source driver for the RAID function. From within RBSU, system configuration go to the controllers settings and change from B120i mode to SATA AHCI.  Then you can use the software RAID functions within FreeNAS

 

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Josef_sjp
Occasional Visitor

Re: HP MS Gen8 with HP smart RAID B120i. without controler licence

Hi,

The situation in SSA and Freenas is the same as RAID mode as AHCI mode I cant see dedicated disks,

J.

Jimmy Vance
Honored Contributor

Re: HP MS Gen8 with HP smart RAID B120i. without controler licence

in SATA AHCI mode SSA won't see the controller

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