Perc 6/i problems


Thread Starter
Jun 10, 2013
Hello forum.

This server is for a home lab: I have a dell t610 which I was given, this server originally had 3 hard drivers and win server 2008 installed on it. Via the cofig/bios for the perc 6 controllers, i was able to erase the existing raid. I then took 3 hard drives (good, working drives) i had sitting in another t610 (not working) and put them into the original t610. I then mistakenly created to VD's, the first was 4 drives raid 5, the second was 2 drives raid 0. I realized that I didnt want the raid configured that way, and erased that whole raid configuration. My dilemma now, is that (pics included for clarity of issue) although from "PD Mgmt" i show 6 disks all in state "ready" then I go to "VD Mgmt" and f2 on Controller 0, I choose raid 5 (same result for each raid lvl) and as soon as I choose a disk that was in either raid (my original screw up) the other disks that were no in that same raid, are not choosable (the brackets where the x goes to indicate a chosen drive turn black from white) For some reason I cant make one raid now, it's forcing me to make 2

For some reason, the controller is not allowing me to create one raid 5 (with one hot spare)


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Mar 30, 2008
You can't create a volume out of dis-similar disk types. You're trying to create a volume with a mix of SATA and SAS drives. You can create a RAID volume with different size disks so long as they're all of the same type: all SATA or all SAS.

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