[CentOS] OT: hardware, MegaRAID SAS 2008 (falcon) [SOLVED]

Thu Jun 30 22:22:28 UTC 2016
Valeri Galtsev <galtsev at kicp.uchicago.edu>

On Thu, June 30, 2016 4:38 pm, m.roth at 5-cent.us wrote:
> Valeri Galtsev wrote:
>> On Thu, June 30, 2016 2:59 pm, m.roth at 5-cent.us wrote:
>>> I've been googling, and haven't yet found the answer: does anyone here
>>> know if a MegaRAID SAS 2008 (falcon) (rev 03) can handle drives bigger
>>> than 2TB?
>> One way to find out is to plug 4TB drive and take a look. Another is to
>> ask one who has the same controller to do the same for you. I am going
>> to
>> play with similar on one of my machine, but it sounds like my controller
>> is different: in my case lspci gives me:
> <snip>
> Yeah, I know. Thanks - unfortunately, their hot-swap drive bays are full.
> However, after I posted it, it finally percolated through my brain that
> they were still under warranty (5 yrs is what we buy), so I just called
> Dell, and am told they'll do 4TBs. Now, that, I assume, means they'll take
> larger, but he's researching it for me to be sure.

With larger drives, say 8 TB, you may want to pay attention to drive
format (namely, 4Kn may be not supported by that particular controller).

Just my $0.02.


Valeri Galtsev
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Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics
Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics
University of Chicago
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