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Time to start B120i FAQ?


Royco
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There are some questions about the B120I. Perhaps we should make a FAQ and make it sticky?

 

Q. AHCI vs B120i raid?

Q. B120i vs dedicated PCI RAID card (P222 or other)?

Q. Linux and B120i?

Q. Port 5 or ODD port?

Q. What is the B120i? (intel based HybridRAID solution?)

 

 

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The penguin has a surprised or questioning ( :blink:) look on his face, doesn't he?

 

I will start working on some answers too. Hopefully someone can review and correct them, when/if needed.

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I can report that when using CentOS with 4*3TB SATA Drives and one 120GB SATA, with AHCI mode on,  Plex Mediaserver doing indexing and copying data for hours on a Gigabit network makes the fan run at 10%.

 

Fantastic!!! I am so happy with my Microserver now.

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Question

I get his error. Is my gen 8 broken?

Array Controller read cache was configured for this controller, but the system was unable to allocate the requested system memory. The read cache memory is set to 0MB

 

 

Answer

The B120i uses system main memory as read cache. If you've the default 2GB memory installed, you might get this error, and upgrading the size might solve it. See topic here

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