How do I configure this Dell SAS 5 raid card???
Posted on 2011-10-26
Help, please. I have a Dell PowerEdge 840 with a SAS 5 v6.12.02.00 raid card. I need to swap out both the existing hard drives which larger ones. I removed one of the existing drives and mirrored it to a new 2 TB drive. I then put the new mirrored 2 TB drive in the server as drive 0 and a second 2TB drive, with nothing on it, as drive 1. I booting to the only SAS configuration utility I could find (Ctrl + C) and to my "horror" the only option was to create an "integrated" mirror set BUT it states everything will be deleted! Can't this stupid card simply rebuild the mirror set??? Tell me this card isn't a total POS? Any suggestions? Thank You.