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Upgrading from N54l (raid 5) to a gen 8 ... what to do?


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I stuck with raid 5 for the redundancy as i have 4x3TB reds.... and im currently running ESXI with a synology OS....

 

I will be putting all my data on some backup HDD's as i believe i may need to wipe the HDD's..

 

I have a SSD (for the os to replace the ODD).... so i was thinking about a windows OS... on the SSD

 

 

How would i go ?

 

I like Raid 5... as it gives me about 9TB to play with ... with some redundancy? It seems that Raid 5 does not work? or is that only for hardware or software?

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Why doesn't Raid 5 work?

 

I've been reading that the raid controller on the mobo doesnt support raid 5 and you need a p212/p222 ? or have i read wrong?

 

there is a good deal in my neck of the woods (i think) for a p212... will this be okay?

 

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/HP-StorageWorks-Ultrium-1760-SAS-LTO-4-Tape-Drive-EH919A-SAS-P212-card-Cable-/271911041548?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_15&hash=item3f4f293a0c

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The GEN 8 is essentially the same foot print.  I think most of the guys have been using the B120i.

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are you sure??

 

http://homeservershow.com/forums/index.php?/topic/6292-raid-5-gen8/

 

even here they say you need a raid control card as the onboard can't handle the raid5?

 

 

the p222 for $250?

 

http://www.amazon.com/HP-Internal-External-Controller-631667-B21/dp/B007LBJGY2

 

^looks like it comes with the battery?

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How did you do RAID 5 on the N54L?  Its default controller doesn't support it either.

 

Your best choice for the Gen8 is probably either the HP Smart Array P222 or P420.  If you had a previous RAID controller in the N54L such as the P212 or P410, the RAID array should be able to migrate to either of those controllers without data loss, though I'd still recommend having a full data backup.

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How did you do RAID 5 on the N54L?  Its default controller doesn't support it either.

 

Your best choice for the Gen8 is probably either the HP Smart Array P222 or P420.  If you had a previous RAID controller in the N54L such as the P212 or P410, the RAID array should be able to migrate to either of those controllers without data loss, though I'd still recommend having a full data backup.

 

I chose raid 5 within synology (esxi)? I just assumed it was raid 5?

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