Problems with LSI 9260-8i and 3tb WD Red disks
Posted 17 April 2013 - 04:58 PM
I've created a raid 6 virtual drive but, The initialization fails every time, whether fast/foreground.
Every drive fails, and gets kicked out.
Now these 8 red drives have been used in a raid 6 with an Adaptec 6805, and
HD Sentinel Professional reports no problems with them.
The 9260 is installed in a Supermicro X9SCM-F, tried the card in both pci-e x8 slots.
I've changed SAS cables, tried them in different backplanes in a Norco 4220.
It seems as though the Lsi card doesn't like these WD drives but I've seen others
using them without problems.
This 9260 previously ran a raid 6 with 5x4tb Hitachi Deskstars.
I have a support ticked in with Lsi support but haven't heard anything yet.
Posted 17 April 2013 - 07:01 PM
Posted 18 April 2013 - 11:22 AM
Lsi support responded and advised to create raid 0 with 1 disk then, create and initialize
raid 0 with 2 disks, and so on until all 8 drives are in a raid 0.
And if that works try a raid 6 again.
Posted 27 April 2013 - 05:17 PM
I moved the 8x3tb WD reds back to another server connected to an Adaptec 6805 controller.
Now these drives are failing a raid initialization with this card, every single disk is
being kicked out and disappears from view.
Now I'm really stumped, I just had a raid 6 array with these disks before deciding to
move them to the Lsi 9260.
Posted 30 April 2013 - 02:16 PM
Two completely different controllers in two completely different systems would make me suspect the drives are bad, but that would require somewhat more testing to confirm.
Posted 30 April 2013 - 04:28 PM
The Red series isn't on HCL of either controller.
I think I might have figured out what was going on thought.
The Adaptec card was transferred to my New Norco 4224, the link
failures were on the same two backplanes.
I thought it might be the 4-pin x 7 power adapter that Norco makes.
So I changed that out for 3 separate adapters to power the six backplanes
and started this morning to create a raid 5 with just 4 disks but, one of
the disks failed with an uncorrectable bad block.
I've just come back from exchanging the bad disk with a new one as it was
within the stores return policy.
After this new disk is put through is't paces with HD Sentinel professional
I will use it to attempt to create a raid 6.
The 9260 I have doesn't like the reds. I don't know how others use them but, they do.
Posted 27 June 2013 - 04:13 PM
Posted 28 June 2013 - 10:32 AM
I am running 6x Western Digital Red 3TB in RAID6 on Adaptec 6805 without issues.
I have been running 8x WD Reds 3tb in raid 6 on Adaptec 6805 without any problems also.
I never could get the 9260 to accept the red drives no matter what I did.
Wish I had bought another 6805 instead of the 9260, Its more compatible with disks.
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