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Actually this did not fix it for me. Since my last post Dell has replaced the main board in the XPS13.  This effectively made no difference whatsoever. My test VGA monitor is a Samsung SyncMaster... See more...
Actually this did not fix it for me. Since my last post Dell has replaced the main board in the XPS13.  This effectively made no difference whatsoever. My test VGA monitor is a Samsung SyncMaster E1920 (I don't actually use this monitor but it exhibits the same problem I encounter with most VGA data projectors I find out on the road).  This monitor is not detected via the Dell DA-200 at all.  The monitor even when connected has a message "check signal cable". If I switch out the DA200 and use a CableCreation USB-C to VGA dongle the "check signal cable" message disappears even before I plug the dongle into my USB-C port.  The VGA monitor will work with the CableCreation USB-C to VGA dongle but the screen turns off and on every 10-20 seconds.  Following a suggestion on another thread I disabled bluetooth.  This fixed the turning off and on issue with the CableCreation USB-C to VGA dongle.  The DA200 still does not work.  I have tried it with bluetooth disabled and the the power output of the wifi card set to 75%.
I know this does not sound logical but I have read hundreds of posts about this issue.  One guy posted some Amazon feedback about the da200 and suggested it would only work for vga if you cold booted... See more...
I know this does not sound logical but I have read hundreds of posts about this issue.  One guy posted some Amazon feedback about the da200 and suggested it would only work for vga if you cold booted the XPS 9350.  Out of desperation I tried this and was amazed to see that it worked
I have an XPS13 9350 with all driver updates applied via Dell Command Update.  The bios is 1.3.3.  The VGA port on the DA200 still does not work.
I have the exact same problem with my XPS13 9350.  All other updates have been installed via Dell Command Update.  I am trying to get the Dell DA200 adapter to work on vga and have read that the late... See more...
I have the exact same problem with my XPS13 9350.  All other updates have been installed via Dell Command Update.  I am trying to get the Dell DA200 adapter to work on vga and have read that the latest Intel 100 chipset drivers are needed.  It is not clear whether the the chipset driver is installed or not.
The OS is 64 bit but was pre installed prior to us obtaining the server.  I can see from disk management that the partitioning scheme is MBR and there is no Microsoft Reserved Partition so I presume ... See more...
The OS is 64 bit but was pre installed prior to us obtaining the server.  I can see from disk management that the partitioning scheme is MBR and there is no Microsoft Reserved Partition so I presume it was installed in BIOS mode. Taking your previous comments on board I would look to expand the existing VD to 2TB and create a new VD for the remaining space.
Faster: Backup, replace drives, create RAID 5, restore. One thing to keep in mind:  Windows can only see a >2TB disk IF it is formatted as a GPT disk (as opposed to MBR), however, Windo... See more...
Faster: Backup, replace drives, create RAID 5, restore. One thing to keep in mind:  Windows can only see a >2TB disk IF it is formatted as a GPT disk (as opposed to MBR), however, Windows cannot boot to a GPT disk unless the OS is 64-bit AND installed in UEFI mode.  So, depending on your backup/restore method, and your original installation choices (MBR/GPT, 32-bit/64-bit), this method may or may not do what you are hoping to accomplish.  It may require a reinstall of the OS, then a file-level restore. Thanks for the advice provided so far. What would you advise is the best way to back up the virtual disk so that it can be restored to a new larger raid 5 array? (e.g. is there a way I can dd the virtual disk assuming there is a linux disc with the appropriate drivers) Can the new array be created within the raid controller bios? What tool do I use to restore the backup without an OS existing on the new raid. Thanks again. Richard
I have a R710 with 6 300GB LFF SAS hard disks occupying all the drive slots.   These drives are connected to a PERC H700 which has them configured as a Raid 5 array with one virtual disk using all th... See more...
I have a R710 with 6 300GB LFF SAS hard disks occupying all the drive slots.   These drives are connected to a PERC H700 which has them configured as a Raid 5 array with one virtual disk using all the capacity (~1394GB).  The virtual disk is partitioned into two, 40GB for Server 2008 and the rest for data. I need to expand the capacity of the virtual disk without flattening the box and rebuilding and am looking for options.  I confess I have limited server experience Dell or otherwise.   Could I for example, replace one drive with a 600GB LFF SAS disk, allow the rebuild to take place, and then repeat for all the other drives one by one.   Would I then be able to expand the virtual disk into the free space?  I have seen some reference to the Replace Member Disk option but am not sure if it is applicable to my situation. Or is there a quicker offline way to replace the 300GB disks with 600GB disks but still retain the virtual disk? Please can anyone advise if there are any better or alternative options? Thanks for reading. Richard