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I have an HP Prolinat DL360 G5 with 3 120GB drives. When I launch SmartStart the software does not give me the option for RAID 5 only RAID 0 or 1. What am I missing? Does the firmware for the controller need to be updated?
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What smart array controller is installed on that box? P400i , e200i? Also firm ware updates are normally never a bad idea. Also I know you can download the latest Smart Array configuration CD from HP.
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e200i...Also SmartStart "sees" all three drives but still only gives me the option for RAID 0 or 1.
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According the HP link:

http://h10010.www1.hp.com/wwpc/us/en/sm/WF06a/15351-15351-3328412-241644-241475-1121486.html

Seems that your system has Smart Array E200i Controller with 64MB cache (RAID 0,1), but if you want raid 5, then an optional 128MB write cache (adds RAID 5 capability).
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I was just about to post that and tell him that! Yes, your raid controller does not support Raid 5 so you will have to upgrade to the 128MB write cache controller. Bummer!
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@ Crown! you are a litte later though :o)
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