> -----Original Message----- > From: m.roth at 5-cent.us > Sent: Friday, September 05, 2014 15:19 > To: CentOS mailing list > > Jason Pyeron wrote: > >> From: m.roth at 5-cent.us > >> Jason Pyeron wrote: > >> >> From: Jason Pyeron > >> >> > [mailto:centos-bounces at centos.org] On Behalf Of John R Pierce > >> >> > On 8/31/2014 2:03 PM, Jason Pyeron wrote: > > >> >> > > Yes. They support internal SATA drives, we are changing > >> >> > from spinning drives to SSD. I am working with Dell to get a > >> >> > BIOS patch, but I wont hold my breath. > > Dumb question: these machines are getting very long in the tooth, but > you're putting SSD's in them? New, or newer machines, would 32GB SSD for the boot device, not on the raid arrays. > solve a lot of > problems.... Their warrantees are good for another few years... And the money is not :) > > >> >> > > >> >> > is the SATA interface in AHCI mode or legacy IDE emulation? > >> >> > >> >> Good question, I will ask Dell. The BIOS only has Off and > >> >> Auto as choices. Is there a preference I should shoot for? > >> > > >> > So the dell tech says it only supports ATA (IDE) mode. > >> [Sorry for the > >> > accidental forward] > >> > > >> > Now I have to find an alternative to supporting a SSD boot > >> > device on a SATA port in IDE (ATA) mode. > >> > > >> Ok, I see - it's an old 2970 - I see the manuals on Dell's > >> site were last revised in 2011. We got rid of all our > 2950's (except for > >> one, I think, or two, and they're another team's). IIRC, > they did have a > >> choice of AHCI or RAID, and I think there may have been > one other option. > >> Unless this is > > > > I think that is on the PERC contoller. The Onboard SATA A/B > ports are the > > issue. > > Nope. That's the kind of stuff that's only in the BIOS - it's > certainly > not on a PERC. Will go over it again with a fine tooth comb. > <snip> > > We have some with 40 pin IDE, but I am ignoring them. > > And to that I have one response: MTBF. You need to talk to management > about spending some money.... Step 1. Make more money. Step 2. Replace 40 of them when the support contract expires. > > > > Both IDE and SATA mother boards have the same BIOS version!?!?! > > > Presumably from when the switchover was happening. > > Hmmmm... have you spoken to Dell, or looked on their website, for a > firmware update for the BIOS? Running the latest BIOS. > > mark > > _______________________________________________ > CentOS mailing list > CentOS at centos.org > http://lists.centos.org/mailman/listinfo/centos > > -- -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=- - - - Jason Pyeron PD Inc. http://www.pdinc.us - - Principal Consultant 10 West 24th Street #100 - - +1 (443) 269-1555 x333 Baltimore, Maryland 21218 - - - -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=- This message is copyright PD Inc, subject to license 20080407P00.