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    ARECA Owner's Thread (SAS/SATA RAID Cards)

    Wow, you are so right thank you! I seem to be getting dotty in my old age. I didn't remember 0+1, but when I had to build a new array last night I kept on looking at the 1+0 option and read it as 0+1...
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    ARECA Owner's Thread (SAS/SATA RAID Cards)

    Looking for 8-drive RAID10 recipe for 1883x. My firmware only has a "Quick Create" option for 0+1, do later firmwares offer 1+0? Or is there a manual recipe for 8-drive RAID10 (1+0)? [EDIT]: mwroobel below is correct and my post above is all wrong - my "Quick Create" option is 1+0
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    HP ProLiant MicroServer owners' thread

    After I spent days figuring out how to hack the Bios to provide RAID10 on my N36L I came across some folks disparaging this fakeraid provided by the SATA controller (I thought it was a hardware RAID - oh well). This box would be used for large video file backup/storage and layoff to LTO so it...
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    HP ProLiant MicroServer owners' thread

    I flashed TheBay's latest BIOS ROM (19/10/2011) and this provides RAID 10 in the ROM Utility as djflow195 described: AVForums post: HP N36L Microserver Updated AHCI BIOS Support. I built the USB key with HP's current Firmware (2011.07.29 (A)) - I'd leave a link, but that ludicrously long URL...
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    HP ProLiant MicroServer owners' thread

    Hi djflow195, I was afraid of this - I loaded 4 x 500GB RE3 and in the LD Define Menu I still only get 0/1 even after I go down to the Drive assignments and assign all 4 as "Y" which updates the LD Define Menu to show: RAID Mode: RAID 0 (or RAID 1) and Drv: 4 I guess I'll need a different...
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    HP ProLiant MicroServer owners' thread

    Hi djflow195, Thanks for checking! My ROM Utility version matches the v 3.2.1549.33 you show, maybe it's my firmware... I can see my heterogeneous drives not allowing RAID 10, but it seems suspect that I don't get JBOD or "RAID READY" options, only 0/1... Do you have the hacked firmware to...
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    HP ProLiant MicroServer owners' thread

    Hi djflow195, Can you share some specifics? My searches for RAID10 only seemed to pull up folks with h/w RAID card... To enable full SATA on 4/5 I used the BIOS hack described on this Overclockers Australia Forum post. When I pull up the RAID utility (cnt-F during startup) I only seem to have...
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    HP ProLiant MicroServer owners' thread

    Good Points! Avoiding spanning is one of my hopes vis-a-vis LTO6. Concerning client hardware adoption, LTO requests have only come up as LTO5 thus far, I think most clients on this level will have LTO6 shortly after roll-out. My intended Microserver 36L build is: INTENDED USES Extremely low...
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    HP ProLiant MicroServer owners' thread

    Mwroobel, I really appreciate all this help! The LTO6 is attractive for two main reasons: 1) The same clients that request LTO delivery are the ones that don't want any proprietary codec utilized (so either uncompressed/DPX or JPEG2000/lossless), so LTO6 would ensure that in most cases a full...
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    HP ProLiant MicroServer owners' thread

    Thanks Mwroobel, The HP SC44Ge that Stanza33 suggested was looking promising, but instead of the SFF-8088 you mention, it has: 1 x4 internal SFF-8484 and 1x4 external SFF-8470 connectors. These are just alphabet soup to me, and I imagine it may be just a question of using a 8484 to 8088 cable...
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    HP ProLiant MicroServer owners' thread

    I'm sure you've been through this with real world experiences and I don't doubt that your time frame is realistic, but The Register is getting 9Nov2012 direct from IBM Europe, Middle East, and Africa Hardware Announcement ZG12-0272 of October 3, 2012 for what it's worth...
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    HP ProLiant MicroServer owners' thread

    The Register says: "IBM's LTO-6 drive will be available from 9 November" Source: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2012/10/06/ibm_lto_6_drive/ Posted in Storage , 6th October 2012 09:00 GMT
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    HP ProLiant MicroServer owners' thread

    Thanks Stanza33, Gomjaba and Callek! I had a feeling I just wasn't getting through to the right HP contacts. An additional question related to LTO HBAs: I found an IBM white paper on upcoming LTO6 stating that their drives will have FC-8 and 6Gb-SAS connectivity. Does anyone have a feeling of...
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    HP ProLiant MicroServer owners' thread

    Thanks very much for the response! I guess HP doesn't sell the right card for the Microserver and thus the impossibility of getting an answer from them. -Thanks again for taking the time, I'll look into that card and be sure to post back if/how it works out.
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    HP ProLiant MicroServer owners' thread

    I'm not a hardware person and I'm hoping there are some tried and true recipes for connecting a Microserver (36L) to an LTO5 drive. We are a small shop digitizing archival motion picture film producing 200 to 750GB of large files per day. We want to implement LTO both for internal backup and...
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