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    Cisco 12gb RAID card - will this work in non-cisco boxes?

    In general, yes. It is just a rebadged LSI product. The only issue you may have with some models of this (and other Cisco branded rebadges) is that some of them are setup for mezzanine slot or bracket slot installation and will not fit in a normal PCIe slot without yanking off the cache module...
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    Need help - RAID Trouble with Highpoint RocketRAID2320

    Unfortunately, those chinese USB/eSATA towers mostly come with claptrap power supplies. If you are going to try a new replacement card, try a seller that takes returns in case it isn't the card. If the enclosure needs to be replaced, replace it with something SAS and either run an enclosure with...
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    Need help - RAID Trouble with Highpoint RocketRAID2320

    Are all 5 drives on the same power supply rail? If so, try moving them to two different rails (or at least cables). If it continues to present the same problem, it is most likely the card (but still could be bad power since all the failures occur within a second or two.
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    Need help - RAID Trouble with Highpoint RocketRAID2320

    While it is of course possible (though not probable) that all 5 drives failed at once, the more likely scenario is the power rail the drives are on has failed/is failing (though power supply failures when related to drives usually manifest the other way, failing on reboot where the spinup of...
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    Need help fixing my drive renaming blunder

    You learn the wonders of mount points and UNC paths!
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    WD 16 TB Gold HDD

    It sounds like your adapter isn't LBA48 compliant. 566 is abnormal, usually if you are CHS locked it comes up as 504GB.
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    16TB M.2 SSD!

    That one is actually legit, here's the manufacturers page.
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    DC drives & dampening mounts - OK?

    Unless you have a situation where you have significant external stress or sympathetic vibration from case to drive you should be ok with any data center drive IMHO.
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    16TB M.2 SSD!

    The shitty controller heats up the aluminum case, expanding the internal volume letting it store more data!!!
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    ARECA Owner's Thread (SAS/SATA RAID Cards) Read the note at the bottom, that might be it.
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    Lost 96TB ARECA RAID >> HELP - Possible to recreate Virtual Volumes?

    The first question is what exactly happened and what do you see? if you login to the card via Ethernet, do you see the original RAIDset and Volumeset? Does it show just 8 free drives? Have you done ANYTHING to the drives since losing access? Do you have 8 spare 12TB drives you can use to make...
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    can I disable NVMe slot?

    Unfortunately, there is no way to do what you want at the hardware level. One thing you could do is create a Virtual Machine, pass-through the secondary m.2 drive to that VM and this way you can have virtualized hardware access to that drive while the rest of the system above the Hypervisor...
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    So anyone in here have any tape library experience?

    What is your current need for daily/weekly/monthly backup, how much churn do you forsee daily for incremental or differential backups? How often do you plan on sending the tapes offsite and replacing them with new ones? How much do you see your backup needs increasing over the next 60 months? Do...
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    Anyone ever replace a HD SAS connector ?

    This is the one I have now, I like it a lot.
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    Anyone ever replace a HD SAS connector ?

    If you have decent soldering abilities it is not hard. The part you need is something like this one (I don't know which drive you have so the connector may be different) which you can get from Mouser or one of the...
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    Do SSD / M.2 boosters really work ?

    Essentially no.
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    Reduced NVME drive performance following OS re-imaging

    Benchmarking an empty (minimal garbage collection going on in the background) SSD which has no other processes in contention will often bench a few percentage points off per run. Doing the test on your active OS drive can yield wildly different numbers.
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    9207-8e shows 1 drive per cable

    Well you have a 50-50 chance it will work :) The problem is that if the description doesn’t designate it as forward then the people who list it could misunderstand since they look the same from the outside.
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    9207-8e shows 1 drive per cable

    Unfortunately not. Get yourself a decent cable, to be sure it is the right one monoprice sells a forward breakout cable which is listed as such for just under $19, you can give that one a try.
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    9207-8e shows 1 drive per cable

    Sounds like you have a reverse breakout cable, and not a forward breakout cable (which is what you need)
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    Disable MSL2042 encryption settings

    In Configuration > Encryption > USB — MSL Encryption Kit you should be able to disable encryption for the library. You can find the manual here for...
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    Synology Hyper Backup is killing me, any ideas?

    Are your clients Windows or SMB3 compliant endpoints? If that is the case I have tried SMB3 Multichannel vs LACP and have generally seen (for single endpoint performance, which a server backup target usually is) that the SMB3 multichannel has been more performant (multiple endpoints to host is a...
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    Backplane, SAS cables, or Hard Drives...which are most likely bad?

    Here is a 24 bay Supermicro SAS3 box with dual redundant power supplies and it even comes with a motherboard.
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    Seagate 5TB "advanced format" drive in Blue Iris?

    That will be fine. Even a highdef video feed running continuously for a single camera is at most a few Mb per second which that will more than handle.
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    Samsung 850 EVO issues - can't read from drive in any OS

    It could be they have the wrong origination ship date in their system, which means they could have it listed as out of warranty. This happened to me on a few drives, they have incorrect information on a lot of their drives ship/sale dates in the system, or the drive could have sat on the shelf...
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    Backplane, SAS cables, or Hard Drives...which are most likely bad?

    My suggestion would be to do non destructive read tests on each drive (with just a straight SATA cable in another machine, 1 at a time and see if they pass. If the drives pass, then try them with one of the SAS cables and controller (in another machine) to take the backplane out of the...
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    WD RED in Desktop PC slow to "wake up"

    What OS are you running and what motherboard? You say the POST is slow, just it just sit there after everything populates or does it take time for each section of the POST screen to appear? Do you not even see a display for longer than you would expect? Is this new behavior or has it always been...
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    WD RED in Desktop PC slow to "wake up"

    You may be getting hit with a double whammy of both the drive spinning down as well as the SATA controller powering down as well, and having to wait for both to wake. Is the drive connected to a CPU bound controller or a PCH bound controller (or even an add-in card controller?) You should also...
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    HP SAS Expander Owner's Thread This is all the currently posted documentation from HPE for that card.
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    ARECA Owner's Thread (SAS/SATA RAID Cards)

    That's weird. I am running archttp 2.6.0 and on an 1884 when I choose enclosure #4 (one of my expanders) when I choose the drive as you have above and click submit I get a popup that looks like the McBIOS telling me model, serial, etc.
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    ARECA Owner's Thread (SAS/SATA RAID Cards)

    Here is a link to the 1883 manual. Go to page # 76-77 and you will see screenshots of how you can find it exactly as I laid out above.
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    ARECA Owner's Thread (SAS/SATA RAID Cards)

    Log into the BIOS either through McBIOS or the archttp and go to Physical Drives -=> View Drive Information and it will show you the Model and Serial Numbers.
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    SAS SSDs and controller question

    Another option is one of the Supermicro boxes you can find ridiculously cheap. 24 hot swap SAS 2.5" slots with power supplies, trays, expander... Everything you need just drop a motherboard in. I generally see them for ~$150 plus shipping. Here is an example.
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    SAS SSDs and controller question

    Well, first of course you will need a SAS HBA. Unfortunately, most of the 4x/6x 2.5" to 5.25" adapters won't work for you because they usually top out at 9.5mm/11mm and won't accomodate your 15mm Z-Heights. You easy options are to go with an enclosure that has hotswap SAS trays already or to...
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    Need quiet drives for new DS1821+

    Gouging with a dash of Chia
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    Need quiet drives for new DS1821+

    You might want to try the Velcro trick, supposedly it works for many people.
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    ARECA Owner's Thread (SAS/SATA RAID Cards)

    What other PCIe cards are in the box? Does it just black screen and no display, or does it get to a point and just lock up? Do you get a response from Caps Lock/Num Lock if it locks up? Have you tried other PCIe slots? Do you have 1 or 2 CPU's in your T620?
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    ARECA Owner's Thread (SAS/SATA RAID Cards)

    You should upgrade to 1.56, which fixes a number of drive issues corrected since 1.49. For size, I have a few boxes with 1880's with Seagate 16TB EXOS drives with no issues. That being said, YMMV with any drive not on the HCL. As to migrating your data, the easiest way is to have 5 new higher...
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    HP SAS Expander Owner's Thread

    Here's (last message in thread) a howto for someone else with an H730 that it seems was able to disable DirectPdMapping. I don't know if it will help, but worth a shot!
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    Cloning NVME PCIe3 to NVME PCIe4

    Are you getting Inaccessible_Boot_Device on a blue screen with the sad icon, or just the white text on a black background When you reboot?