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busytech

Hey Guys,  I've just order a base model G8 which i would like to setup as a NAS with 4 x 4TB WD Red drives.  I realise that the onboard raid will not support this so could someone please recommend  an alternilve method that i could look at?  I don't really want to spend $300+ on a P222 controller.

 

Thanks in advance!

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psikey

Hey Guys,  I've just order a base model G8 which i would like to setup as a NAS with 4 x 4TB WD Red drives.  I realise that the onboard raid will not support this so could someone please recommend  an alternilve method that i could look at?  I don't really want to spend $300+ on a P222 controller.

 

Thanks in advance!

 

That's actually cheap for a proper RAID card with FWBC which is really needed for RAID5. I have one and great performance as RAID5.

 

As you can see from this thread (http://homeservershow.com/forums/index.php?/topic/5991-anyone-usingused-non-hp-raid-cards-in-gen8/) it can be a bit "hit n miss" with non HP cards.

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schoondoggy

I am running a P212 in the MS G8, along with the B120i. Cost on ebay around $150. The limitation on the P212 and the P410 series is they run SAS at 6Gb but SATA at 3Gb. The RR2720 is a popular card, not sure if anyone has tried one in a G8.

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snapper

I have a Gen8 running Centos Linux (Red Hat) with a 3 x 3tb RAID5 array done by software RAID - mdadm

Works fine, but if you want a plug'n'play NAS, take a look at freenas - I tried it and it also works fine but is heavy on memory requirements. (which I why I went with Centos instead)

 

Just disable the onboard RAID and run in AHCI mode.

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ikon

And don't forget, with a Windows OS, you have the option of using drive pooling software like DrivePool, DriveBender, flexRAID, PoolHD, etc.

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Robertomcat

Hello good afternoon!

Revivo this thread to ask you something about the controller p410 BBWC installed in the G8. It turns out that I bought this card recently and I would put on RAID 5 disk wd 4x4 red. This would be possible with this card?

Thank you very much and greetings!

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schoondoggy

Hello good afternoon!

 

Revivo this thread to ask you something about the controller p410 BBWC installed in the G8. It turns out that I bought this card recently and I would put on RAID 5 disk wd 4x4 red. This would be possible with this card?

 

Thank you very much and greetings!

The P410 will support RAID5 as long as there is a memory module on it. SATA drives on a P410 will run at 3Gbps.

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Robertomcat

The P410 will support RAID5 as long as there is a memory module on it. SATA drives on a P410 will run at 3Gbps.

Thank you for answering.

 

The p410 I bought, carries the battery and disks are SATA III. I would like to have the operating system installed on the odd bay, which is 3GB / s. Would work around the system at this speed?

 

I understand that some things are beyond me time to translate with Google translator. Excuse me :( 

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schoondoggy

Thank you for answering.

 

The p410 I bought, carries the battery and disks are SATA III. I would like to have the operating system installed on the odd bay, which is 3GB / s. Would work around the system at this speed?

 

I understand that some things are beyond me time to translate with Google translator. Excuse me :(

Even if the SATA disks connected to the P410 are SATA III they will run at SATA II speed, it is a limitation of the P410. You can run a drive on the ODD port for your OS or you could use port 1 on the B120i which will run at SATA III speed. You will need to get a SFF-8087 to SATA cable to use the on board SATA ports. Or you could run the OS drive on the second SFF-8087 port on the P410.

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Robertomcat

Even if the SATA disks connected to the P410 are SATA III they will run at SATA II speed, it is a limitation of the P410. You can run a drive on the ODD port for your OS or you could use port 1 on the B120i which will run at SATA III speed. You will need to get a SFF-8087 to SATA cable to use the on board SATA ports. Or you could run the OS drive on the second SFF-8087 port on the P410.

Sorry, I was having dinner :)

 

Because he understood that this controller stand SATAIII :(

 

Thanks for the info!

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