They called the other day claiming that the server was beeping, even after a reboot though it did reboot successfully. If you have it maybe a hardware fault Considering the model, this server should still be in warranty. Facing a tech roadblock? Upon doing so the controller started to rebuilt the array.

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You are commenting using your WordPress. I think the drive had a quick and terminal failure – still seems odd that it killed the entire array – that RAID5 redundancy didn’t really help completely.

And you would too if you ever had to work with it.

Dell CERC SATA 1.5/6ch automatic rebuild

It’s more than this solution. I went to support.

I would call Dell to see if there is a known CERC firmware or drive firmware issue which might cause this issue. Covered by US Patent. I wear a lot of hats Facing a tech roadblock?

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The server in question is a domain controller so no over clocking or other dell cerc sata 1.5 6ch tweaks – it was running along fine since installed 4 months ago when this issue appeared. Thanks saga your post and links. Experts Exchange Solution brought to you by. I recon your problem will appear again.

My question is if anyone else has had a similar issue? Email required Address never made public.

Get started today Stand Out as the employee with proven skills. This seems to be a one-off issue and I’m really thinking it’s the drives, I really just wanted to rule out the controller as the source of the issue.

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I hate the Dell CERC SATA /6ch RAID Controller | TechnoGreg

Experts Exchange gives me answers from people who dell cerc sata 1.5 6ch know a lot about one thing, in a easy to use platform. Perhaps FSB has been raised, ensure everything has been returned to defaults. Server Hardware From novice to tech pro — start learning today. I’ve also turned off write-caching on the array – I don’t think I take too much of a performace hit or at least one that would be very noticable on this server.


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I think I just go ahead and do ceerc reboot as I’m hopeful that booting into the Directory Services Restore mode will help correct the corruption that was reported. Mostly RAID1, 5 and You are commenting using dell cerc sata 1.5 6ch Facebook saa. What could have caused the controller to automatically rebuild the array onto the same disks, and should I be worried that one or both of the disks is on the verge of failure? Solutions Learn More Through Courses.

CERC SATA 1.5/6ch Rebuild Failed RAID drive

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