06-14-2011 08:26 AM
I've been looking at the TD230 Server to replace a 7 year old Win2000 box. In the past we have used a Promise SmartTrak RAID controller that allows us to setup a RAID 1 [mirror] with a 3rd drive used as a hot spare. If one of the RAID drives fails, the hot spare drive is automatically switched over become part of the RAID.
Can I do the same thing with the Lenovo's RAID controller?
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06-14-2011 12:49 PM
both the built-in intel ESRT2 and discreet 9240-8i option (an LSI card) offer global hot spares. to the best of my knowledge this isn't disabled in either option.
the TD230 hardware maintenance manual might also be of some assistance in finding specs:
06-14-2011 03:30 PM
U DA MAN! Yes, it does appear that global hotspares are possible. I'll look thru those resources a bit more in-depth.
Wow - the EasySetup looks pretty cool too.