02-17-2012 09:49 AM
The TD230 recognizes my 2 X 3TB drives when the SATA is configured in Enhanced mode.
When I switch the SATA mode to SW and then go into the SRT utility to create the RAID, it only recognizes the drives as 780GB
The EFI is at the latest version posted on the site but I supsect that it's the Embedded Server RAID Technology II software that is out of date - A.09.08061549I (April, 2010)
Is there an update available to fix this ?
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02-24-2012 09:07 AM
First of all - Lenovo does not 3TB drives at all so using 3rd party products was the only choice we had.
I resolved this by installing the LENOVO RAID adapter - works flawlessly with the 3TB drives (mirrored)
Other server systems with the same Intel chipset do support 3TB configurations so I'm surpirsed that Lenovo hasn't updated their firmware to support larger drives
02-24-2012 09:12 AM
Steve - You are correct. Lenovo does not offer 3TB drives. By using this configuration, you basically have killed your warranty for OS, RAID or other related issues.
However, I am glad to hear you managed to get this working. What is your MTM and which RAID Controller did you use to get this working? Also, what OS are you using and what steps did you use for GPT partitioning?
02-24-2012 10:46 AM
I used the LSI MegaRAID 9240-8I SATA3/SAS - very low end but it works - may upgrade it to a more robust LSI RAID card later if necessary
Have the system running VMWare ESXi 5