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#1 porkus73

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Posted 18 January 2017 - 05:52 PM

Hi,

 

I am looking at getting an HP ML30 Gen 9 and on reading up on the documentation it appears that the storage controller can be set to AHCI rather than RAID mode.

 

The HP documentation says the following:

 

 All drives grouped into the same drive array must meet the following criteria:

 

 They must be either all SAS or all SATA.

 They must be either all hard drives or all solid-state drives.

 Drives should be the same capacity to provide the greatest storage space efficiency when drivesare grouped together into the same drive array.

 

My question is: does the above apply when the storage controller is in AHCI mode as I would like if possible to run the following:

 

2x1tb SATA hard disks

2x160gb SSD disks

 

These would all be mounted in the drive cage.

 

I do not wish to mirror the above disks or anything like that.  I want a simple JBOD.

 

Apologies in advance if I have asked an obvious question but I did take a look through the other postings and could not get a definite answer.

 

 

 

 



#2 schoondoggy

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Posted 18 January 2017 - 10:17 PM

The criteria listed is just for drive arrays setup on the RAID controller. It does not apply to AHCI.

#3 porkus73

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Posted 19 January 2017 - 04:27 PM

Cheers, thanks for clarifying.  Time to go and buy the thing.