I am having some problems with setting up my storage system and would
appreciate any help.
I have an Adaptec 2010S plugged into a SuperMicro P4DP8-G2 motherboard, and
9 Seagate Ultra320 drives. The Raid card see's all of the drives just fine,
but when I go in and create a Raid 5 array (using only 8 of the drives), I
have problems. Basically, I set up the array, and then tell it to BUILD.
Everything goes along fine, and once it hits 100%, it tells me the array is
in "Optimal" status. The problem is, I then "Save the Configuration" and
reboot the machine, and when it comes back up, the card tells me there are
"Multiple Drive Failures" and the array is "Dead." I have rebuilt the
array, and it seems to work again, and then dies after reboot. I'm not sure
if it's an issue with Termination on the SCSI cable or what, but it is
REALLY frustrating. The drives are located in 2 separate "Icy Dock" modules
with SCA2 hot-swap backplanes (made by Cremax,
www.cremax.com/product_2.html). If anyone has seen any problems like this
before, or knows of any problems with the Seagate ST336732LC drives, I would
really appreciate any help.
Thanks in advance.