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Why does no Dell RAID controller support nvme drives?

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Why does no Dell RAID controller support nvme drives?

How to create hardware RAID with nvme drives in Dell servers?

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6 months later ... Same question: HW RAID using NVMe PCIe SSDs.

Possible options? Updates? Other ideas? Experience from the field?
My configuration includes R840/PERC H740P.

Thanks for the prompt reply!

 

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X88,

 

The R840 as well as the H740p support Nvme drives, but under certain configurations, as shown in the manual here

 

Let me know if this helps..

 

 


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The question is about NVMe PCIe HW RAID support. Nothing more, nothing less.

I know well that NVMe PCIe is supported - and even have one PM1725a installed. The point is that I can not install the second SSD and configure a HW RAID, e.g. RAID1.

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Hi,

 

Curious, where did you install the PM1725a, does H740p detects it? 

 

Probably you can look into Dell BOSS card: https://dell.to/3xdh22z


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H755N controller from PERC 11 family support RAID with NVMe drives. Please note H755N is supported on latest servers with specific backplanes.

https://www.dell.com/support/manuals/en-vc/poweredge-r7525/perc11_ug/features-of-perc-h755n-front-nv... 


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Well, the chassis backplane configuration is 12/12.

The 1725a is currently installed in Slot 23. iDRAC sees it as well as Win Server.

2593

Thanks, good to know! Interesting reading.

However, this is for NVMe drives only - meaning that I need a new server first and can not use other drive types second.

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Hi,

 

In deed, it's my first to read about H755N. But it's for 15G servers. And yes it does not use other drive types, only specifically. 

 

Though, the drive you're using 1725a, that's a  NVMe PCIe SSD 2.5 - inch small form factor and NVMe PCIe SSD adapter? If yes, the server's S140 supports RAID configuration but you will not be able to use H740P any more. Re-cabling will be needed. https://dell.to/3nlNWcV


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I am looking for the same thing: a NAS made entirely of NVMe drives in a RAID array. It exists from other vendors (here's an example: https://www.broadberry.com/performance-storage-servers/cyberstore-248n-performance-nvme), but where is Dell's offering?

 

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Good morning,

 

Unfortuantely, we don't have a direct competitor with this product. The systems I show advertised as NAS systems do not used an all NVMe setup. I'm only seeing support for SAS/NL-SAS/SATA protocol. However, we do have NVMe storage options, such as PowerMax, but it isn't a NAS. You might consider contacting Sales and communicate what you're looking for to get a recommendation.

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