BIOS Configuration Autoselection Use this option so that if there is a mismatch between the configuration data on the hard drives and that on the NVRAM during the boot process, you can select a method to resolve it. You can initialize the logical drives using the following methods:. This setting is recommended in standard mode. HIGH appears if the module is too hot. The column headings are:. If you use drives with different capacities in an array, all drives in the array are treated as if they have the capacity of the smallest drive in the array.

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The RAID controller supports drive roaming also known as configuration on disk. Dell PowerEdge 2 x 3. Hot spares are physical drives that are powered up along with the RAID drives 280 usually stay in a standby state. RAID 0 is not redundant and provides no data protection. This is the default setting if cluster mode is enabled.

When disabled, a full initialization takes place on the entire logical drive. The alarm sounds when there is a change in a drive state, such as when a drive fails or when a rebuild is complete. You can change the rate at which the rebuild occurs. The drive may powdredge a boot disk containing an operating system. You can ignore the following on enabling and disabling cluster mode if you do not use clustering.


Dell PowerEdge 2x Dual Core 2. You can initialize the logical drives using the following methods:.

A window entitled Select Configurable Array s appears. Stripes The number of stripes physical drives in the associated physical array. The default is Enable Alarm. If Cluster Mode is enabled and you select Disablea warning against connecting to shared cluster storage displays, and the dialog box asks if you want to continue. The logical drives must have the same stripe size.

This RAID controller controlled the ability to delete any unwanted logical drives and use that space for a new logical drive. To use a pre-loaded system drive fell the manner described here, you must make it the first logical drive defined for example: With online volume extension, you can use the drive space of a hard drive that was just added to an existing logical drive without having to reboot the system.

The contents of the cache are flushed to maintain data integrity. If a hard drive used in a RAID logical drive fails, a hot spare will automatically take its place and the data on the failed drive is reconstructed on the hot spare.

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Cluster mode allows the controller to operate as part of a cluster. A device selection window displays the devices connected to the current controller.


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Stripe Size specifies the size of the segments written to each drive in a RAID 1, 5, or 10 logical drive. Pulled from a working Dell Poweredge The rebuild rate is the percentage of the system resources dedicated to rebuilding clntroller failed drive. The logical drive configuration screen appears. The number of physical drives in a specific array determines the RAID levels that can be implemented with the array.

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Perform the following steps to display this screen which contains the media errors:. When you select any configuration option, a list of all physical devices connected to the current controller appears.

Perform the following steps to configure the charge cycle:. Using Online Volume Extension. The window at the top of the screen shows the logical drive that is currently being configured as well as any existing logical drives.

Set this option to Enabled before you add a physical drive to a logical drive. Designating Drives as Hot Spares.