FW: Dell 2950 RAID issues!!!
hakmi at rogers.com
Fri Nov 30 04:38:16 PST 2007
FYI for anyone experiencing issues with Dell RAID.
> It come to my attention that Dell 2950 have issues with RAID
> controllers while used with some hard drives under Linux.
> Basically RAID configured hard drives are failing at rapid speed.
> > M8033 HD,146G,SAS,3,10K,3.5,MXT,GEN
> > * Firmware Version BP05 * Fixes and Enhancements
> > ====================== This addresses Maxtor SAS HDD
> firmware issues,
> > where under certain circumstances a hard disk drive may go offline,
> > hard disk drives (HDD), may report offline due to a timeout
> > If the HDD is unable to complete commands, this may result in the
> > controller reporting the HDD off line. This firmware update has
> > improved SMART Reporting, where drives can report SMART
> trips due to
> > aggressive SMART Error Rate Measurement counters during
> read verifies
> Dell has advised to upgrade the RAID controller firmware.
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