Intell s3000ahv raid 1 plus seperate data drive

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Intell s3000ahv raid 1 plus seperate data drive

Postposted on Fri Jun 15, 2012 12:19 pm

I have a intel s3000ahv server running raid 1 and Windows 2003. I wanted some additional storage so decided to just add an extra 2 TB hard drive as a data drive. After installing the extra SATA drive, I discovered that the bios attached the drive to the raid as a hot swap. Does not seem to allow the other SATA ports to be used without them being part of the raid. I saw a Syba sd-sata-1e1ipci stat controller card on new egg that says it supports Windows 2003. Will that allow me to do what I want then, leave the raid on the main board, but add a separate hard drive for storing some data on that will be little used?
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Re: Intell s3000ahv raid 1 plus seperate data drive

Postposted on Fri Jun 15, 2012 12:37 pm

Are there any other options in the array configuration? You'd most likely be looking to create either a pass-thru disk or another logical drive with just that disk in it. Different controllers do different things to make what you want work.

But yes, adding a separate card will allow you to use the disk if the built in controller won't for whatever reason. Just be sure to get the correct expansion slot type.
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Re: Intell s3000ahv raid 1 plus seperate data drive

Postposted on Fri Jun 15, 2012 1:14 pm

No, there are not any options. I've done this before with other controllers, so I thought they all would do it. So, I'll double check that I have a pci slot and order it.

Thanks.
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