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Add drive to existing Raid 0 B120i

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Glad to hear the cable swapping technique isolated the problem to the cable. I don't know why the cable isn't working except that it must be faulty. The reviews on Newegg clearly state that this cable works with the RocketRAID 2720, so I can't imagine it won't work with the B120i.

 

Definitely return the cable for exchange as defective. Check the packaging as well; make certain you were sent the correct cable.

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Dennis

Glad to hear the cable swapping technique isolated the problem to the cable. I don't know why the cable isn't working except that it must be faulty. The reviews on Newegg clearly state that this cable works with the RocketRAID 2720, so I can't imagine it won't work with the B120i.

 

Definitely return the cable for exchange as defective. Check the packaging as well; make certain you were sent the correct cable.

 

Thanks for the advice.  I was scrambling to find the packaging that contained the cable . . . and once I found it, the drama ended.  The wrong item was sent.  SAS8087SR450, "SFF-8087 to 4x Latching SATA Reverse" is plainly printed on the "Hard-to-find made easy" package.  Had I known upon receipt what I've learned here, it would have immediately been returned.

 

Thanks all for your patience!!!!

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Cool. Now you have to check what you actually ordered, to make sure you didn't accidentally order the wrong one :)

 

On the positive side, it's now proved beyond any doubt as to what the issue is, so that's good.

 

Keep us updated on your progress.

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Cool. Now you have to check what you actually ordered, to make sure you didn't accidentally order the wrong one :)

 

On the positive side, it's now proved beyond any doubt as to what the issue is, so that's good.

 

Keep us updated on your progress.

 

 

Thanks all.  As much as I don't like admitting it, I did order incorrectly.  But the good news is that I have worked out a full refund (less the $5 "learning" fee), including return shipping, and I now have a working cable installed that I found locally.  Here's my current configuration, compliments of parted:

 

 # parted -l

Model: HP LOGICAL VOLUME (scsi)

Disk /dev/sda: 8002GB

Sector size (logical/physical): 512B/4096B

Partition Table: gpt

 

Number  Start   End     Size    File system  Name     Flags

 1      1049kB  8002GB  8002GB  ext4         primary

 

 

Model: ATA Samsung SSD 840 (scsi)

Disk /dev/sdb: 256GB

Sector size (logical/physical): 512B/512B

Partition Table: msdos

 

Number  Start   End    Size   Type     File system  Flags

 1      1049kB  256GB  256GB  primary  ext4

 

 

Model: ATA Samsung SSD 840 (scsi)

Disk /dev/sdc: 256GB

Sector size (logical/physical): 512B/512B

Partition Table: msdos

 

Number  Start   End    Size   Type     File system  Flags

 1      1049kB  256GB  256GB  primary  ext4

 

 

Model: ATA OCZ-AGILITY4 (scsi)

Disk /dev/sdd: 128GB

Sector size (logical/physical): 512B/512B

Partition Table: msdos

 

Number  Start   End    Size    Type      File system     Flags

 1      1049kB  126GB  126GB   primary   ext4            boot

 2      126GB   128GB  1977MB  extended

 5      126GB   128GB  1977MB  logical   linux-swap(v1)

 

 

So I have 8TB of Raid5 storage (plus spare), 2 256GB flash drives, and one 128GB flash drive all in this postage-stamp-size (well, almost) powerhouse!  Woo hoo!

 

Today, I ordered the Schoondoggy bracket, so soon I'll be able to put the lid back on and place it in its designated lab space.

 

I think we're done here.  Thanks again, all who contributed, for your patience and your invaluable guidance!

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Glad you got it worked out. That's the main thing.

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