Monthly Archives: July 2011

To expand or not expand …

That is the question. Many things are technically possible in this world, but that doesn’t always mean they are a good idea. My motorbike is good for > 250km/h, but it’s not something I do without first thinking very hard … Continue reading

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Green around the gills …

You may be surprised when looking in Adaptec Storage Manager on some machines to find the array and drives with a green background. Did our programmers just get bored? (not likely) The green behind an array indicates that the array … Continue reading

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Seagate prove me wrong …

A little while ago I said I thought that pure SAS drives would go the way of the dodo. Well Seagate has put a kybosh on that little theory. They have released a 900Gb 2.5″ 10K SAS drive (full SAS, … Continue reading

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Maintaining a healthy array…

This is another excerpt from our “Maintenance Best Practices for Adaptec RAID Solutions” document. I can’t claim credit for this document, but I’m pretty sure there’s nothing illegal about plagiarising our own documentation A “verify with fix” is a single, … Continue reading

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