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BaronFerg
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R510 configuring 8 10TB hDD

G'Day everyone, Greetings and best wishes. I have an out-of-warranty R150 that still works fine and want to use it a storage. So I populated it with 8 10TB HDD, but the RAID controller does not see the 80TB, but displays only 2TB per drive. Can someone provide some thoughts\guidance? Thanks BaronFerg
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Re: R510 with 8 10TB HDD

Hello,

What controller are you using in the R510, and what firmware is it on? Support for over 2TB of storage may require the latest firmware. You can check your firmware version in the PERC BIOS, or in OpenManage (if you have an OS installed). The Lifecycle Controller may also display it through the Platform Update wizard.

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BaronFerg
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Re: R510 with 8 10TB HDD

Thank you.

Controller 0Smiley TongueERC 6/i Integrated Bus 0x02 Dev 0x00 Fn 0x00 Slot 0x04

PERC 6/i Integrated BIOS Configuration Utility 1.22.52-1909

Any ideas for me?

Thanks again

 

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Re: R510 with 8 10TB HDD

That firmware should be the latest version, however, the issue is the controller itself, the PERC 6i. It doesn't support drives above 2TB. If this is something you have to have, the simplest solution would be to swap out the current PERC with an H700 on the latest firmware. That would let you get the storage up and running.

 

Reference: https://www.dell.com/support/article/us/en/19/sln310588/hdd-support-for-25tb-3tb-drives-and-beyond?l...

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BaronFerg
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Re: R510 with 8 10TB HDD

Thanks. Got it. Now on the hunt for the H700. Best regards.
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BaronFerg
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R510 with H700

G'Day Everyone, Please help me to understand. I just installed the H700 and it sees all 8 10TB drives. I configured then in RAID 50 and the resultant free space is 37TB During the selection of drives, it does not allow be to select drives 6 and 7. Is that normal? Is that a function of the RAID 50 config? Thanks
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Re: R510 configuring 8 10TB hDD

I'll look into it. I'm not 100% about it, but that does sound unusual. Are you able to use disks 6 and 7 for any other virtual disks, or are they seen and entirely inaccessible?

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BaronFerg
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Re: R510 configuring 8 10TB hDD

Thanks for the reply.

I changed the RAID from 50 to 6 and things are much better.

Thanks again

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Re: R510 configuring 8 10TB hDD

I didn't see in any of the documentation anything about those slots, or a disk limit for the controller. If you want to deploy a RAID 50 and then export the RAID logs, you can definitely upload those to a tech sharing site.

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