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HP netserver lh 4r only allowing 8 disk in array

 
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HP netserver lh 4r only allowing 8 disk in array

I have 12 9.1 gb scsi drives in this server and im trying to setup an array in this manner

first 2 drives raid 1 for OS.

last 10 drives raid 5 for data.

It only allows me to add 8 drives into the new array and leaves out last 2. Is there any reason for this?
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Re: HP netserver lh 4r only allowing 8 disk in array

Hi Briant,

Unfortunately, this is a limitation of the embedded RAID controller in this server. There are 2 ways you can get around it:

1. Use a PCI RAID Controller such as the NetRAID-2M or NetRAID-3si.

2. Instead of having a 10-disk RAID-5, configure 2 5-disk RAID-5's. You will lose the capacity of one of the drives but you will have the added redundancy of a second RAID-5.

Hope this helps,

Sean T. Craig Sr. C.E.T., M.C.P.

I am King...of my apartment.