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Yovcho Yovchev
1 Copper

Missing "RAID properties" in MPT-BIOS 6.12.05

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Dear all,

I have Server PE1950 with Raid Controller LSI SAS1068.

I cant create array, because the Menu "RAID properties" from Service Manual missing.

See the attachment, for more information. 

I flash the server bios to the last version, but cant find tutorial how can I flash raid firmware.

Best regards,

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theflash1932
5 Iridium

RE: Missing "RAID properties" in MPT-BIOS 6.12.05

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There exist two versions of the SAS 5: 

  • SAS 5/i is a non-RAID capable SAS controller.
  • SAS 5/iR is a RAID (R=RAID) capable SAS controller.

You have the SAS 5/i, so [hardware] RAID is not an option.  You can upgrade the controller to a SAS 5/iR, SAS 6/iR, PERC 5/i, or PERC 6/i (recommended) controller for RAID capability.

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theflash1932
5 Iridium

RE: Missing "RAID properties" in MPT-BIOS 6.12.05

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There exist two versions of the SAS 5: 

  • SAS 5/i is a non-RAID capable SAS controller.
  • SAS 5/iR is a RAID (R=RAID) capable SAS controller.

You have the SAS 5/i, so [hardware] RAID is not an option.  You can upgrade the controller to a SAS 5/iR, SAS 6/iR, PERC 5/i, or PERC 6/i (recommended) controller for RAID capability.