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Hardware Thread, Formatting SAS drives in Technical; There isn't any sensative data stored on the drives so it wouldn't matter either way. I've done some 'Googling' and ...
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    There isn't any sensative data stored on the drives so it wouldn't matter either way.

    I've done some 'Googling' and read through some forums, apparently I need to configure each drive individually as a RAID 0.

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    I'm just wiping the drives of any data, thanks anyways jamesfed

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    Quote Originally Posted by DLW13 View Post
    I'm just wiping the drives of any data, thanks anyways jamesfed
    No problem Do keep the whole formatting dosn't destory data thing just incase you ever need to do some more serious burning :P

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    Starting to give up on this.. I can't figure out how I configure the disks as RAID 0

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    What purpose are you formatting the drives for ? Typically, when I hear "SAS" I think "server," and that server's disk controller should do it for you. Use the server's controller setup utility (usually in the controller BIOS) to do it for you. For example, the old Adaptec controllers popped a message during boot to "Press Ctrl-A for SCSI configuration utility." Doing that brought up a menu. Our HPs have something similar, though I don't know what the current Dell PERC controllers look like or what key combo they use.

    If you configure them for RAID, Redundant Array of Independent Disks, see RAID - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia and if you don't understand that after reading it, post a question and I'll try to answer it. With 5 disks, I recommend RAID 5, either 4+P or, if you can spare the space and the controller supports it, 3+P+hotspare for the best resiliency.

    AFTER you configure the RAID group, the RAID controller will typically present the RG as one big "disk" to the operating system. The O/S will see this as one big volume for you to use as you wish.

    Hope this helps

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    Thanks for the reply mister_z, I have tried the BIOS RAID Config utility, but it doesn't allow me to create a new RAID array, it only lists the Physical disks and gives the ability to configure virtual disks. See this link: http://support.dell.com/support/edoc.../PDF/ug_en.pdf

    As the server was going to be disposed of (As it was no longer needed) I thought I would use it for study purposes. Getting the disks formatted will just allow me to start with clean disks before installing an OS.

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    You want to create a new virtual disk.

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    Is it just simply a case of a Virtual Disk being a Raid array in Dell speak? So 3 physical disks become 1 virtual disk

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    Done! Thanks you so much lads! Now showing 1.5TB! I'll either use it for study purposes or sell it on. Anyone interested in buying a Poweredge 2950, 2 x 1.6Ghz Dual Core, 10GB RAM, 6 x 300GB SAS drives
    Last edited by DLW13; 13th April 2011 at 12:01 PM.



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