Frequently Asked Questions
How can I tell what BIOS/firmware revision my RAID controller is currently utilizing?
Can a hotspare configured on one RAID controller rebuild a drive physically attached to a different RAID controller?
Can I mirror a RAID-5 array using a RAID card?
What is the difference between Hardware RAID and Software RAID?
What is the difference between the I2O and mass storage settings on my RAID controller?
What is the difference between initialization and formatting on my RAID controller?
What settings should my LSI 150-6 SATA RAID Controller have when I am configuring the server for a cluster?
What steps can be taken if a SATA, SCSI or RAID adapter BIOS does not respond during startup?
Can or should I mix different speed drives (RPMs) in the same hardware raid array? Are there disadvantages to this?
What is the effect when disabling the BIOS on my SATA, SCSI or RAID hard drive controller?
What is JBOD?
Can I use different capacity drives in the same RAID array?
What RAID levels are supported with the LSI SATA RAID Controller?
Which driver do I choose for the LSI 150-6 SATA RAID Controller during the text portion of a Windows 2000 Server or Windows Server 2003 setup?
Which Windows device driver files does the LSI 150-6 SATA RAID Controller use?
What SATA devices can I use with the LSI 150-6 SATA RAID Controller?
Why might the rebuilding of a RAID drive fail?
What are the advantages of faster RPMs in regard to hard drives?
Not all of my drive space is recognized. Where is the rest?
How can I tell what firmware revision my hard disk is currently using?
What are some general troubleshooting tips for SATA hard drives?
Can I cluster the internal SATA hard drives connected to the LSI 150-6 SATA RAID Controller?
How many hard drives can my LSI 150-6 SATA RAID Controller handle? How many per array?
How can I schedule consistency checks with my LSI MegaRAID RAID controller?
How can I abort Background Initialization and Check Consistency after I have started them?
What is RAID 10?
What is RAID 50?
How often should I run a consistency check or parity check on my RAID array?
Can I configure one of my RAID drives as a normal drive (not in an array)?
Can I swap out all the drives in my RAID 5 array without reloading my operating system?
Can I change the type of RAID array without having to reload the computer?
One of my RAID HDDs failed. Should I remove it from the computer or leave it installed until it is replaced?
What is the Power Console software, and what is it capable of?
Can I span a single RAID array across two RAID controllers?
What exactly is initialization (the RAID controller is prompting to do this to my new array)?
What is the difference between RAID 10 and RAID 0+1?
How do I configure a RAID 10?
Can I add additional hard disks to my hardware RAID array?
What array stripe size is optimal for my operating system?
Why does only one hard disk drive show up when several are configured in a RAID array?
What basic troubleshooting steps can be taken if the server's SATA hard drive is not detected or recognized?