The logical drive capacity can also be larger than an array by using spanning. Table Firmware Initialization States. A device selection window displays the devices connected to the current controller. Disable termination on the SCSI devices. Software utilities enable you to manage and configure the RAID system, create and manage multiple disk arrays, control and monitor multiple RAID servers, provide error statistics logging, and provide online maintenance. After you delete a logical drive, you can create a new one. This is the default setting if cluster mode is enabled.

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The controller supports array deletion, which is the ability to delete any unwanted logical drives and use that space for a new conhroller drive. If the two criteria for spanning are met, PERC 4 automatically allows spanning. Try to use drives of the same capacity in a specific array.

Configuring PERC 4: Dell™ PowerEdge™ Expandable RAID Controller 4/SC and 4/DC User’s Guide

When you are in standard mode, the ID is always ckntroller. The connectors between the two ends can connect SCSI devices. As the system boots, the LEDs indicate the status of the boot block and firmware initialization and whether the system performed the steps correctly.


Set up the power supplies so that the SCSI devices are powered up at the same time as or before the host system. Table lists the configuration features for the PERC 4 controllers. Stripes The number of stripes physical drives in the associated physical array.

If you have configured hot spares, PERC 4 automatically tries to use them to rebuild failed drives.

If the criteria are not met, the Span setting makes no difference for the perv logical drive. The PERC 4 controller has a speaker that generates audible warnings when system errors occur.

A device selection window displays the devices connected to the current controller. Connector for an optional battery pack.

If you know the data access requirements, you can determine a strategy for optimizing the disk subsystem capacity, availability, and performance. Yes – Array spanning is enabled for the current logical drive.

A rebuild rate of percent means the system is totally dedicated to rebuilding the failed drive.

Older firmware versions may not allow you to enable this feature once you have saved the configuration. RAID 10 requires at least four physical drives. An array selection window displays the devices connected to the current controller.

Discrepancies are automatically corrected, assuming always that the data is correct. Dcc disabled, a full initialization takes place on the entire logical drive.


It does not affect the Read-ahead cache. Multiple rebuilds and consistency checks with user-definable priority.

The failed drives have FAIL indicators. This section describes how to configure for physical drives, arrays, and logical drives. Two pin internal high-density connectors for SCSI devices. Connector for enclosure LED to indicate data transfers. Install one of the following operating systems: BAD appears if the voltage is out of range.

If you use drives with different capacities in an array, all drives in the array are treated as if they have the capacity of the smallest drive in pdrc array. Manual rebuild is necessary if no hot spares with enough capacity to rebuild the failed drives are available. See J17 and J The following contains tables you can fill out to list the devices assigned to each channel.

Because most SCSI hard drives are low-level formatted at the factory, this step is usually not cintroller. You can change the rate at which the rebuild occurs.