Solved

Raid Controller ASUS RS120-E3 (PA2)

Posted on 2011-09-06
4
589 Views
Last Modified: 2016-12-08
Just wondering if anyone has encountered raid controller issue on this ASUS RS120-E3 (PA2). What happens is the raid controller default LSI logic embedded sata raid utility keeps on failing it would operate normally then after a few days it will come back, says something like raid controller utility degraded. Initially I thought it was just one of the harddrives (2) 250 GB, so I replaced it with two brandnew 1 TB as RAID 1. Now after replacement it's still failing and the server would not respond anymore so you have to force reboot it. There is another option to use Intel Matrix Storage Manager Utility which I tried after following the user manual to change the jumper setttings from 1-2 pins to 2-3 pins, and set the bios to ATA/IDE configuration [Enhanced], configure SATA AS [RAID]. So reboot then POST, click control I, nothing happens the Intel Matrix Utility won't open up. Anybody experince this, Is this a known issue with this server, LSI logic embedded sata raid utility keeps on failing, I'm thinking that if I would use this Intel Matrix it might help in eliminating this controller issue with the default LSI logic. But trying this Intel Matrix utility would not open up anything missing on this configuration? Please advise.
0
Comment
Question by:vanderfield
  • 2
4 Comments
 
LVL 18

Accepted Solution

by:
BigSchmuh earned 125 total points
ID: 36492064
I quickly reviewed the RS120 E3 manual

May be the LSI embedded ROM (RAID_SEL1 jumper on 1-2) is "out"...but you should be able to use the ICH7R (Intel's) one (RAID_SEL1 jumper on 2-3).

Are you using the latest BIOS (1006 on 12-mar-2007) ?

Did you try to reinstall your OS after switching to Intel's ROM ?
0
 
LVL 30

Expert Comment

by:pgm554
ID: 36492464
What's the OS?
If it's windows server,I'd just use the built in software RAID as that's all those MOBO controllers are anyway.

The other issue that comes to mind is that unless you are using RAID qualified (Samsung Spinpoint F1's,WD RE4's or Seagate ES drives) disks ,you are probably using desktop drives that don't play very well with hardware RAID  controllers.
0
 

Author Comment

by:vanderfield
ID: 36492844
Big Schmuh,

I would try updating the Bios first then I'll let you know. Thanks.

pqm554,

yes it's windows 2003 server, will also check qualifications of the drives will give feedback after updating the bios and drivers as well. thanks.
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:vanderfield
ID: 36558603
updated the bios then was able to use intel matrix storage
0

Featured Post

Optimizing Cloud Backup for Low Bandwidth

With cloud storage prices going down a growing number of SMBs start to use it for backup storage. Unfortunately, business data volume rarely fits the average Internet speed. This article provides an overview of main Internet speed challenges and reveals backup best practices.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

Title # Comments Views Activity
IBM DSA3512 Array expansion 1 72
Server Room Hardware 5 104
Intel Server Board SE7525GP2 Doesn't Recognize Full Hard Drive Capacity 4 106
HP VSA on ESXi Best Practice 3 81
INTRODUCTION The purpose of this document is to demonstrate the Installation and configuration, of the HP EVA 4400 SAN Storage. The name , IP and the WWN ID’s used here are not the real ones. ABOUT THE STORAGE For most of you reading this, you …
Hyper-convergence systems have taken the IT world by storm and have quickly started to change our point of view of how the data center should and could be architected. In this article, I’ll explain the benefits of employing a hyper-converged system …
Windows 10 is mostly good. However the one thing that annoys me is how many clicks you have to do to dial a VPN connection. You have to go to settings from the start menu, (2 clicks), Network and Internet (1 click), Click VPN (another click) then fi…
Finds all prime numbers in a range requested and places them in a public primes() array. I've demostrated a template size of 30 (2 * 3 * 5) but larger templates can be built such 210  (2 * 3 * 5 * 7) or 2310  (2 * 3 * 5 * 7 * 11). The larger templa…

776 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question