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  1. This seems to be the most suitable forum group to post as I believe I am dealing with cables between controller and drive/enclosure. I apologize if I am wrong. I have Icy Dock "Tough Armor" 5.25" enclosure (6 x 2,5") for SAS/SATA enclosure MB996SP-6SB. SAS controller is 9361 and it supports all drives I have, SAS, SATA as long as they are connected directly to controller (using appropriate sas or sata forward breakout cables). Problem begins when I connect enclosure to SAS controller (using SFF-8087 SAS to SATA Forward Breakout Cable) then my SAS SSDs aren't recognized any longer while SATA SSDs work fine. Do I need different cable for these SAS SSDs (Reverse Breakout, crossover)? Details: - IcyDock backplane has connectors that accept both SAS and SATA drives in enclosure. Both SAS and SATA disks fit correctly and that's according the manufacturer's manual. - On rear side of IcyDock there are 6 "SATA" connectors (labeled SATA) - which I find strange for SAS/SATA enclosure. - SFF-8087 SAS to SATA Forward Breakout Cable is used between SAS controller and enclosure.
  2. Hi guys! I have an Early 2008 Mac Pro 3,1 that CHEWS up drives and spits them out!! This box is a MONSTER... 2 x 3.2ghz Xeons, 24 Gig of Ram, Apple RAID Card... It has had ALL manner of SAS and SATA drives in it. If you have the Apple Raid Card, it will utilize SAS drives. Originally, it had 2 Seagate Cheetah 15,000 RPM drives, but they melted. Anyway, here is the thing... The Specs from Apple call for SATA or SAS drives with 16 MB of cache. Here is the Question.... Can I use current SATA II or III drives or SAS drives with HIGHER than 16 MB Cache, like 32 or 64 MB? The Seagate Cheetah 15,000 RPM SAS drives were Enterprise Rated, so in that vein, I am kinda drawn towards the Western Digital 4TB DataCenter Capacity hard Drive, 7200 RPM SATA 6Gb/s 64 MB cache. Will this work? Thank you in advance for any input. Feel free to be as descriptive as you like as to why or why these will or won't work in my machine.
  3. Hi, I have LSI Syncro CS 9271-8i installed and I found small issue here: I created a Node A and it has a shared Virtual Disk (VD). Now, when Node A reboots, the VD is being transferred to peer Node B and the VD will stay in Node B - no matter node A is up or not. Is this normal? Any expert here knows how to transfer VD from Node B back to Node A when A is online? Below is the information --- I would appreciate it if anyone here could give me some feedback. Thanks. #/opt/MegaRAID/storcli/storcli64 /c0 show Generating detailed summary of the adapter, it may take a while to complete. Controller = 0 Status = Success Description = None Product Name = LSI Syncro CS 9271-8iQ Serial Number = SV40421776 SAS Address = 500605b008929d30 PCI Address = 00:85:00:00 System Time = 06/25/2017 00:24:34 Mfg. Date = 01/23/14 Controller Time = 06/25/2017 00:24:33 FW Package Build = 23.6.1-0018 BIOS Version = 5.43.00.0_4.12.05.00_0x06000500 FW Version = 3.330.05-2793 Driver Name = megaraid_sas Driver Version = 06.811.02.00-rh1 Vendor Id = 0x1000 Device Id = 0x5B SubVendor Id = 0x1000 SubDevice Id = 0x927B Host Interface = PCI-E Device Interface = SAS-6G Bus Number = 133 Device Number = 0 Function Number = 0 Drive Groups = 2 ... /c0/v0 : ====== --------------------------------------------------------------- DG/VD TYPE State Access Consist Cache Cac sCC Size Name --------------------------------------------------------------- 0/0 RAID0 Optl RW Yes RWTC - ON 558.406 GB --------------------------------------------------------------- Cac=CacheCade|Rec=Recovery|OfLn=OffLine|Pdgd=Partially Degraded|Dgrd=Degraded Optl=Optimal|RO=Read Only|RW=Read Write|HD=Hidden|TRANS=TransportReady|B=Blocked| Consist=Consistent|R=Read Ahead Always|NR=No Read Ahead|WB=WriteBack| AWB=Always WriteBack|WT=WriteThrough|C=Cached IO|D=Direct IO|sCC=Scheduled Check Consistency PDs for VD 0 : ============ ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ EID:Slt DID State DG Size Intf Med SED PI SeSz Model Sp Type ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ 10:0 16 Onln 0 558.406 GB SAS HDD N N 512B ST3600057SS U - ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ EID-Enclosure Device ID|Slt-Slot No.|DID-Device ID|DG-DriveGroup DHS-Dedicated Hot Spare|UGood-Unconfigured Good|GHS-Global Hotspare UBad-Unconfigured Bad|Onln-Online|Offln-Offline|Intf-Interface Med-Media Type|SED-Self Encryptive Drive|PI-Protection Info SeSz-Sector Size|Sp-Spun|U-Up|D-Down|T-Transition|F-Foreign UGUnsp-Unsupported|UGShld-UnConfigured shielded|HSPShld-Hotspare shielded CFShld-Configured shielded|Cpybck-CopyBack|CBShld-Copyback Shielded VD0 Properties : ============== Strip Size = 256 KB Number of Blocks = 1171062784 Span Depth = 1 Number of Drives Per Span = 1 Write Cache(initial setting) = WriteBack Disk Cache Policy = Disk's Default Encryption = None Data Protection = None Active Operations = None Exposed to OS = Yes Creation Date = 22-06-2017 Creation Time = 02:46:01 AM Host Access Policy = Shared Peer Has Access = YES VD GUID = 4c5349202020202000105b0000107b9269897c46660b80f9 Emulation type = default Is LD Ready for OS Requests = Yes SCSI NAA Id = 600605b008929d3020ddebe9760e1fec
  4. Hello All! Fairly new to things here and still trying to get my footing. When i started at my workplace previous admin set up 3 HP Proliant DL360 Gen 9 Esxi 6.0 servers. At the time budget was an issue so they put 8 - 300GB 10K SAS Hard Drives in. VM's were set up on the three servers with one dedicated to Veeam Backup. Now space has become an issue and we have purchased 8 1TB 7.2K SAS hard drives to swap out. I am having difficulty finding information online for the procedure to swap out all the drives. I believe the Veeam setup information is stored on the 100GB RAM and that just all the VM Backups are stored on the Drives. I want to be able to do this without minimum time down and without losing any data. Thanks in advance!
  5. LSI MegaRaid - Image Drive from Failed RAID I had a power failure and my LSI MegaRaid 3 disk SAS RAID 0 failed. My attempts to recover the RAID have also failed. I plan to rebuild the array and go with RAID 5 and add another SAS disk. However, before I wipe the drives I would like to image each of them separately. I tried to boot up using a Linux live boot CD. I can boot up but I can't see my drives. I tried just one drive plugged in and booting but the drive can't be seen so I can't call the imaging command. I'm assuming since the MegaRaid SAS controller says that the virtual drive is bad, then it will never mount. I tried to find a SAS to USB cable online so I could just plug in each drive and image them but I can't find such a product. I thought maybe I could use the MegaRaid controller with one drive plugged in and set it as a new Raid 0 so I could get it to mount. However, it seems to want to call the initialize command and want to wipe the drive. Losing the Raid tables for the original Raid wouldn't be a problem, but I don't want the data to be erased. Any suggestions on how I could image each drive? Thanks.
  6. I have read that SAS RAID card can work with SATA drives (not the other way around). I just want to know if anybody have tried to plug SATA drives on a SAS RAID card (e.g. Dell XM768) ? If they do work, is there any limitation (e.g. can we combine SAS and SATA drives in array) ? or any recommendation a good card for 8 SATA/SAS drives ? Thanks,