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Migrate RAID 5 from B120i controller to S100i controller

 
bkp_duke
Occasional Advisor

Migrate RAID 5 from B120i controller to S100i controller

Would it be possible to just pull the disks out of an HP Microserver Gen8 with a B120i controller and put them in a new Microserver Gen10 Plus running the S100i controller?

Really not wanting to copy nearly 20TB of data and purchase new disks.

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SanjeevGoyal
HPE Pro

Re: Migrate RAID 5 from B120i controller to S100i controller

Hello,

you can not install the raid configuration hard disk with the different Smart Array controller.

You should have the same hardware ( Same generation server with the same SA controller)  If you want to use the hard disk with the raid configuration.

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bkp_duke
Occasional Advisor

Re: Migrate RAID 5 from B120i controller to S100i controller

That seems short-sighted.  If I have to build a new array to move all this data, I'm going to consider other server vendors now.  The entire point of going with the HPE ecosystem was to be able to move things like RAID arrays to new servers in the future.

SanjeevGoyal
HPE Pro

Re: Migrate RAID 5 from B120i controller to S100i controller

Hello,

Thank you for the update.

This is the raid technology, the SA controller or raid controller should be the same if we want to move and raid configuration HDD to another server.

The “S” stands for Software RAID. The S100i is replacing the B140i as the embedded controller on Gen10 servers. This is a 6Gb/s controller that only supports SATA drives and is a Software RAID controller, not a Hardware RAID controller (please note the “i” doesn’t stand for embedded like it used to — it stands for the fact that this controller only supports internal drive connections. More on this below). Like the B140i this controller can only be used with the BIOS in UEFI mode.

Please follow the above information., I hope it will help to understand.

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