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RAID controller on TD230 Server

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?

 

Thanks!

 

Al

 

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Re: RAID controller on TD230 Server

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.

 

intel: http://www.intel.com/support/motherboards/server/sb/cs-032032.htm#esrt2

LSI: http://www.lsi.com/products/storagecomponents/Pages/MegaRAIDSAS9240-8i.aspx

 

the TD230 hardware maintenance manual might also be of some assistance in finding specs:

http://download.lenovo.com/ibmdl/pub/pc/pccbbs/thinkservers/00683mst.pdf

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Re: RAID controller on TD230 Server

U DA MAN!  Smiley Very Happy   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.

 

Thanks!

 

Al

 

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