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October 26th, 2023 07:20

Replacement the HDD by SSD

Dears,

My Environment as follows:

+ model: Dell PowerEdge  R750xs

+ OS: CentOS 7

+ Raid: 1

+ Raid card: Dell PowerEdge RAID Controller PERC H755

+ HDD capacity: 1TB

Now, I would like to change the HDD  to SSD for improvement the perfomace

Please check some information as follows help me:

+ How about the specification with SSD 

+ Do we need to install OS again ?

+ We can use raid 1 for automatically clone the data from HDD to SSD

+ How can swap from HDD to SSD ?

Please check and guide line help me

Thank you so much for your support 

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October 26th, 2023 11:30

Hi, As I know replacing HDD with SSD directly is impossible because they can’t be part of the same virtual disk. Therefore, you need to backup your data first, swap the drives, make a new virtual disk with SSD and restore your data. If virtual disk on the controller is already deleted for this virtual disk controller detect these drives as Foreign drives and you can import the foreign configuration to get the virtual disk back without any issues. How to Import a Foreign Configuration in the RAID Controller Using the System Setup Menu | Dell US

And please don't forget to use Dell-certified SSDs.

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October 26th, 2023 11:54

@Dell-ErmanO

Hi Erman,

Why do we have to use use Dell-certified SSDs?

Thanks for your answer.

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26-10-2023 12:12 PM

Hi, It doesn't mean that other SSDs won't work, I know some of customers use non-Dell parts. But you may experience problems. We have to remind you of this, so we recommend that you give priority to certified Dell drives and SSDs. Dell SSDs and drives have special firmware that works well with the Dell PERC cards and can handle features such as backup, repair, error fixing, durability, and data safety. Dell SSDs are checked and approved by Dell to make sure they are reliable and fast. Non-Dell SSDs may not have the same quality or features as Dell SSDs. 

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October 26th, 2023 12:31

@Dell-ErmanO​ Thanks for your asnwer Erman.

I have asked this question because I'm trying to upgrade my latitude E6330 by replacing the HDD by a non certified SSD and this SSD is not detected by the BIOS...

According your answer, it's not due to that it's not a certified SSD.

I'm lost now...

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26-10-2023 12:42 PM

Oh! I see, it could be the reason, I think. But please open a topic under Latitude or Laptops section and check with our community users. I'm a technician from enterprise products and I believe mostly the reason for such an issue from our side. I believe it is similar to Latitude however if you open a new thread to their board I believe someone suggests any step to try it. Just in case you missed anything. For example just a thought might be needed to format SSD format like MBR or GPT and file system NTFS or FAT32. I think I was able to express my point. Enterprise parts can be a little stricter, but maybe Latitude is something that is overlooked. Discussing on the laptop board on the forum is worth a try.

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October 26th, 2023 12:57

@Dell-ErmanO​ Thanks Erman, I will create a new post for my trouble and will try to format the SSD in GPT and FAT32.

Best Regards,

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October 27th, 2023 01:20

 Dear @Dell-ErmanO​ 

Thank your for your explanation. 

That's mean we can not use raid for automatic clone the data from HDD to SSD, right.

We must install OS/Raid from initial with SSD and copy data from HDD to SSD

Do we have another the way to resolve this situation. Because Our Server already installed at IDC and very hard to install at here.

Please check and share your opinion.

Thank you

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27-10-2023 03:18 AM

Hi,

 

If you have empty drive slots, you can try installing the SSD and create RAID. Migrate/Clone the data into the new SSD RAID. But I'm unsure this would work as boot configuration may vary and cause no boot. We do not have any service that can provide you cloning of data. Hence, I do not have good experience in cloning data. 

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October 30th, 2023 09:12

@DELL-Joey C​ Thank you for your supporting.

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