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ThinkServer RD350 Windows 2016 install on Intel SSD? Drivers Needed

2018-01-05, 14:45 PM

I just received our new file server a (ThinkServer RD350 70QM Model Number:0012UX) and am attempting to install Windows Server 2016. I purchased 1 Intel SSD to serve as the OS drive and 5 additional smaller Western Digital SSDs for the shared storage. I wanted the Western Digital drives in RAID 5 and the Intel drive as a stand alone. 

At this point I can't tell that this server has the ability to seperate the drives like that but I find that very hard to believe.

I was able to install Windows when I take the controller out of RAID but then I can't use the other drives in RAID.

When trying to setup the RAID using TDM it only gives me the option for RAID 10 but if I select that it says I don't have enough drives. Why wouln't it show RAID 5 as an option as it should only need 3 drives. I updated the BIOS to the latest version (v4.40) and updated the TDM Windows Drivers. But still no success in getting Windows 2016 to install when the controller is set to RAID mode. Am I missing something? Any advice would be greatly appreciated.


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Re: ThinkServer RD350 Windows 2016 install on Intel SSD? Drivers Needed

2018-01-08, 2:17 AM
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Re: ThinkServer RD350 Windows 2016 install on Intel SSD? Drivers Needed

2018-01-08, 5:52 AM

To clarify the question, I need your help to confirm if there is the RAID 110 RAID 5 option key in your RD350. Please turen to page 69 https://download.lenovo.com/pccbbs/thinkservers/rd350_ug_en.pdf. To use the RAID 5 of the RAID 110, you need the option key. 


Please also refer to the lenovo press regarding to the RD350. (https://lenovopress.com/lp0091-thinkserver-rd350-e5-2600-v4#internal-storage) If you are using the RAID 110 as your internal storage, you need to install the upgrade key to enable the RAID 5.  


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