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Configure RAID on Lenovo M58p

Q: Configure RAID on Lenovo M58p

Hi, I have this computer which is SFF. I will add 2nd HDD and I need to configure RAID 1. Computer has Win 7 Pro License and will save the installed configuration to a Clonezilla image and then recover it to a working RAID 1 array. Will this work wth such a configuration? BTW what will be the difference between RAID controller on the motherboard and separate? Thank you.

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greetings from downunder  just wondering if any experts here could provide me with some answers or solutions please i have a thinkcentre m58p running win7pro 64bit with 6gb ram. i have accidently acquired myself 2x SAS SSD drive not knowing that these SAS drives are NOT the same as the normal SSD drive. i found out that i need to have a RAID card to run these drives. would anyone here know how to setup my PC so i can use one of these SAS drives as my boot drive ? also, would this card, Dell PowerEdge SAS 6/iR RAID Controller Adapter Card part#0JW063 (http://www.trademe.co.nz/Browse/Listing.aspx?id=1163240918), work interms of controlling the SAS drive as my boot drive ? more importantly, is this card (Dell PowerEdge SAS 6/iR RAID Controller Adapter Card part#0JW063) compatible with my thinkcentre pc ? if this possible, would anyone here patient enough to explain it to me ste-by-step on how to set it up in my pc so i can make the SAS work as my boot drive ? appreciate any help have a great day and weekend everyone

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Hi, just wanted to share my experience with this great little machine - M58p M/T 6234-A1G.There were many questions regarding max CPU/RAM supported, so this is it:CPU: Originally Intel Core 2 Duo E8400, now: Core 2 Quad Q9650RAM: Originally 2x2GB DDR3 1066, now: 4x4GB Kingston (Total 16GB) DDR3 1333 (running at 1066 speed) PCIe slot: occupied by 3ware/LSI 9650 4lpml, 4 disk hardware RAID card with 4 Toshiba MQ02ABD100H hybrid 1TB 2.5" hard drives,configured in RAID 10, totalling in about of 1.9TB disk space. PCI slot: Intel Pro 1000 MT dual port gigabit ethernet adapter. This is PCI-X card, but it runs fine in regular PCI slot. More about it here:https://thehomeserverblog.com/esxi/intel-pro1000-dual-gigabit-nic-pci-x-card-in-pci-slot/ DVD is removed. In its place there is 4 bay 2.5" SATA enclosure (which is standard CDROM form factor) holding 4 Toshiba hard drives.In place of the primary drive there is dual 2.5" to 3.5" plastic cage with two drives. One is primary boot drive, second is spare,connected to the free DVD SATA port. OS: Dual boot. Primary OS: Xen 4.9 Hypervisor with Arch Linux x64 as DOM0,Secondary OS: Windows 10 Pro x64 Under Xen I managed to succesfully install, configure and run simultaneously the following:1. Windows 7 Pro HVM with 3 CPU cores, 8GB RAM, PCI passthrough of RAID and Dual Port Ethernet card. Running Plex server and just sharing the RAID array.2. FreePBX Distro HVM - running Sangoma Linux 7, 1 CPU Core, 4 GB RAM, PCI passt... Read more

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Hi everyone.I have M58P 6258 Desktop.I want to change my cpu with Xeon x3323.How can i add XEON micrododes to my motherboard???I th?nk Q45 Chipset is supporting Xeon X3xxx series Cpu's.Pls help.......

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Hello, I updated the bios to the latest version (the one from 2012) and my video card (Gigabyte GT 710 1GB) doesn?t work it says no signal in my monitor but the fan is running and I bought it new. I?ve seen some youtube videos about Lenovo Thinkcentre M58p with GT 710 and they can make it work but not for me (why meeee). I need help ASAP please.

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Hello, I have a Lenovo ThinkCentre m58p with a GT 710 and I will probably upgrade it to GT 1030 in the future but is the GT 1030 compatible with the m58p?
 
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A:Lenovo Thinkcentre M58 & M58p: yes, is compatible with GT 1030

I'm a huge fan of the GT 1030, but haven't seen any posts here on it and the M58/p.   You may be the first to try it, however the GT 1030 does work with the next gen model, M90/p (and newer), and I haven't seen a case where a GT 730 worked (on systems with PCIe ver. 2.0 -- GT 730 is known to work on M58) and the GT 1030 did not (meaning it has good backward compatibility, unlike AMD graphics cards.)  That doesn't guarantee that it will work, but there's a very high probability.  I hope that helps. 
 
Edit:  Earlier versions of the M58 and all M57 have PCIe ver 1.1.  I would not recommending using a PCIe 3.0 card (GT 1030) in a 1.1 slot (PCIe 2.0 cards like GT 730 do work in 1.1 slots.).  Check your Intel Chipset specs to see which version is supported. 
 
Edit 2:  I'm now thinking that all M58 had version 2.0 PCIe. M58 did have 2 generations of Intel processors, but I believe the Chipset stayed the same. 
 

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Windows 10 does not recognize my second hard drive!

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Like many others recently, I picked up a Lenovo ThinkCentre M58P (7484 A14) desktop computer via eBay.  It runs Windows 10.  From eBay, I also bought and installed a new PSU (www.ebay.com/itm/NEW-750W-750-Watt-BLUE-LED-Quiet-Large-Gaming-Fan-SATANEW 750W 750 Watt BLUE LED Quiet Large Gaming Fan SATA ATX PowNEW 750W 750 Watt BLUE LED Quiet Large Gaming Fan SATA ATX Power Supply PSU PCIeer Supply PSU PCIe-ATX-Power-Supply-PSU-PCIe-/400646802599?hash=item5d48690ca7:g:i5sAAOSwgmJX1wGf). Since then, the computer shuts down suddenly, and increasingly frequently.  As of today, it will not run at all. It starts to run, gets as far as booting the o/s, and then shuts down as though the power were cut off.  I have never heard of and I never considered a compatibility problem with the power supply, which is listed as being ATX.  Inside, I have this PSU powering the system board, one SATA CD/ROM drive, the SATA HDD, and an Nvidia Quadro 4000. Can an ATX power supply be incompatible, as mine apparently is? How so? 

A:New PSU in Lenovo M58P desktop now system shuts do...

Hmmm...removing the Nvidia Quadro 4000 seems to have solved the problem.  Is it an issue with my card, or is the Nvidia Quadro 4000 incompatible with this motherboard?  I wouldn't have thought it would be incompatible.

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Hello I have a Lenovo ThinkCentre m58p with a GT 710 and I will probably upgrade it to GT 1030 in the future but is the GT 1030 compatible with the m58p?

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Hello I have a Lenovo ThinkCentre m58p with a GT 710 and I will probably upgrade it to GT 1030 in the future but is the GT 1030 compatible with the m58p?

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Hello, I've found a security loophole or gap on the ThinkCentre M58p' series. Where do I report this? I talked to Lenovo support but they "were not sure" on Facebook.

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This is a little confusing to explain, essentially when using "Restart" the computer will hang on the second Lenovo screen during boot up. It can shut down and turn on just fine, but it seems like if it tries to boot up too quickly from being turned off it hangs. If I use "Shut down" and let it rest for 20-30 seconds it'll boot up normally. It can also "progress" when encountering this problem, if it hangs and I turn it off but don't wait long enough it can go past the second Lenovo screen and hang on a black screen with a flashing "_" in the upper left hand corner, and if I repeat that it'll move onto a black screen with the blue Windows logo but no loading circle and hang there. I hope that makes enough sense to understand. Now, it's not that big of an issue, like I said, everything else works fine. But when my computer will try to auto-restart after an update or if I'm reinstalling Windows and it needs to reboot itself then it ends up frozen and sometimes that ends up messing up the update or reinstallion. I'm not exactly the most educated with computers, but I noticed an option for Hard-Disk Pre-Delay in my BIOS and was wondering if enabling that could fix the problem, if not then any help fixing it would be appreciated. And following the pinned post:Model Number: 9965A9U System Type: x64OS: Windows 10 ProBIOS: LENOVO 5CKT63AUS (Can provide other specs if needed)

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Hello, I'd like to add an additional ethernet card with 2-4 ports to a Lenovo ThinkCentre M58p 6137, but I'm not sure what will fit. I'm not the most computer knowledgeable, any advice would be appreciated! Thanks!

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what need setting bioshow can  Flash BIOS iso usb pendrive for ThinkCentre M58 M58p

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I hope someone here is able to help me solve this problem. I've searched online and fiddled with the BIOS settings but I can't figure this out. I also read the sticky thread in this forum titled "Guide for installing and configuring Raid"

I built my own system about 3 years ago which has been running perfectly but about a month ago my motherboard died (Asus P5GD1) so I replaced it. In my original system I purchased 2 Maxtor Diamondmax 250GB SATA drives and configured them as RAID0 (or whatever RAID option lets you view both drives as one large drive). I partitioned 50GB for the OS and the remaining 450GB was used as the data drive.

I've installed all the hardware into my new motherboard (Asus P5K) but I can't figure out how to configure RAID on it. I would like to do this in order to restore the previous RAID configuration which would maintain my previous partitions and data. Does anyone know how to setup RAID on this motherboard? I see the manual says to connect one of the SATA drives to the SATA_E2 connector in order to use the onboard JMicron controller. But where am I supposed to connect the 2nd SATA drive? If I connect both drives to SATA1/2, boot the machine with the XP CD in the drive and press F6 to install the driver that came with the motherboard CD I get the screen attached to this thread. In case the attachment didn't work you can see the screen here:

http://valiant.netdud.com/sal/img067.jpg

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A:Please help me configure RAID

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Hi, how about when the only drives that you want RAIDed are ones that only contain music/films/pictures with no OS on them??

Which of the above steps would I NOT have to do? On my home server I have a 20GB IDE drive with OS on it (which I don't want as RAID), and two 500GB SATA that I want to use RAID-1 with, so that one is the backup of the other. I have just installed a SATA controller with RAID-0/1 function (motherboard too old for SATA), and plugged the SATA drives into it. I have not switched on my PC yet because I need to buy IDE/SATA power plug adapters to power the SATA drives.

Am I doing ok so far? Do I need to use the drivers supplied with the controller, or will Win XP SP2 have sufficient drivers for it? What do I do next?

Thanks so much
 

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I have an ssd and I want to get another to configure it in raid zero for faster pc but I have already installed windows 10 on one, is there a way I can configure it in raid zero without having to reinstall windows?

A:How to configure my SSD's in raid zero

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I have an ssd and I want to get another to configure it in raid zero for faster pc but I have already installed windows 10 on one, is there a way I can configure it in raid zero without having to reinstall windows?



I'm not a fan of RAID but from the problems I've read about RAID it seems to me a clean install would be in order so the Operating System gets itself set up properly.

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Firstly thanks for reading this post: I was wondering if somebody could guide me through the procedure in setting up RAID zero (Stripped) and the steps i need to take to install Windows 7 Pro 64bit. I'm using 2 x SSD 500Gb drives connected to SAS 0 & 1 - I've gone into the LSI Corp config utility and selected YES to both drives. On screen it displays the following; Volume type: RAID 0Volume size: 951 = Is this correct!!! both SSD have been selected "RAID Disk" = YESHave then pressed C to Create volume. Rebooted my system and installed Windows as normal, I get to see 1 drive but the volume is 951Gb - should this not have been the size of 1 HDD in size!!! Any help would be appreciated - Real novice.  

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If I were to order a ThinkPad P70 with RAID, will I still be able to add two additional SSDs (that I provide) for a total of four drives (two NVMe in RAID 1 and the two additional drives)? I ask because if I use the online order tools to configure a P70 without RAID, I get these options (two NVMe and two HDD):P70--No RAID?                    However, if I select RAID 0, I?m forced to only get a DVD with no option for a fourth drive. P70--RAID?                    Thoughts? Thanks! Brian

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Help me configure best 4 HDD for RAID perfromace

I have an epox 4pda2+ mobo with (2 channel) Intel ICH5R and (2 channel) Silicon Sil3112A SATA controllers. I have 4 identical wd 120GB SATA hard drives ...I am trying to create RAID 0 for all (4) hard drives for performace. To my ancient and lagging mind, I found out the two SATA controllers are seperated. Since the two SATA controllers are seperated from each other 4 hard drives cannot be combine into one RAID 0...

The best I can do with this current setting is 2 seperate RAID 0 shown below.

1hd+ 1hd = 1 RAID 0 (intel SATA controller)
1hd+ 1hd = 1 RAID 0 (silicon sil3112a controller)

Does anyone know any partition software that could combine 4 HD's to form RAID 0. Help me configure the best possible RAID for the best performace. I will be running win2k profession if that helps.

I was thinking that:
I could partition 1 of the SATA with a 2GB partition for Windows200 system. Install Window2000 into the 2GB partition. Then RAID 0 the remaining 118GB from the (4) hard disk (under window2k) and mount this RAID to the 2GB system partition.

I know its not a true RAID 0 for 4 HDD but its the best I can think of now. I was wondering if anyone knew of any utility or method that could help me join my 4 HDD before installing Win2K.

Any suggestion would help..thanks.
 

A:Help me configure best 4 HDD raid perfromace

So you have two SATA controllers onboard. One by Silicone Image & the other on the Intel southbridge. Do both support RAID 0 ?

It is generally advised not to install the OS on the RAID array. Install it on a HDD that will be outside of the array, so that when you install the OS, you won't have the hassle of having to configure the array straight away.
 

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Hello,
 
I'm interested in getting an M900 MiniTower and configuring a RAID 1 array (2 x HDD). The spec sheet says RAID 0 and 1 are supported, but I can find no information on how this is configured, problems, limitations, etc.
 
Where can I find info on M900 RAID configuration? Anyone have any experience with it?
 
Thanks.
 
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A:How to configure RAID (Acronis)

Configuring RAID 1 follows same process as previous generation products.
 
1) Install two matching hard disk drives into system
2) Open BIOS Setup and navigate to Devices->ATA Drive Setup 
3) Choose Configure SATA as RAID
4) Press F10 to save and exit
5) On next boot of system press Ctrl-I when prompted to enter Intel Rapid Storage Technology RAID configurator
6) Use Intel Rapid Storage Technology RAID setup utility to configure RAID
 
 *  Check that your BIOS and RST driver are up-to-date beforehand
 

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Hi All,

I have a server type pc I just bought this one to my friend and it has already installed RAID controller. My problem now is the RAID has been damage or I do not know if the HD itself cause the PC doesn't detect the RAID anymore.
anyone here understand how to troubleshoot this kindly help me.
Thanks in advance!
 

A:anyone knows how to configure RAID controller?

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I just bought a used Z800. It came with one drive installed in one of the bays for optical drives, etc. Nothing in the raid trays.I want to put drives in the RAID trays and use those for file storage. I do not want to lose the programs and OS on the exsting drive. When I intall the drives in the trays and go into teh BIOS, it says "all data will be lost". I am not sure if that means only the drives in the trays or all the drives... including the one drive that has the OS and all my programs. 

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I just bought a used Z800. It came with one drive installed in one of the bays for optical drives, etc. Nothing in the raid trays.I want to put drives in the RAID trays and use those for file storage. I do not want to lose the programs and OS on the exsting drive. When I intall the drives in the trays and go into teh BIOS, it says "all data will be lost". I am not sure if that means only the drives in the trays or all the drives... including the one drive that has the OS and all my programs. 

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Hello,

I have asked a similar question in the past, but I still have my doubts about my setup.

My PC is a DELL Studio XPS Desktop 8100 running Windows 7 pro. I would like to know how I may verify that I have successfully configure my 8TB LaCie 4big Quadra U external drive as a RAID 5 +1.

I believe that I have followed the venders instructions regarding setup, but I am looking for a confirmation.

Is there any software that will let me know that I have a RAID 5 + 1 device?

Thanks

Stu

A:Did I successfully configure my ext. drive as a RAID 5 + 1 ?

Intel Matrix Storage Console may work for you.

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Hi,

So I previously had two hard drives (WD5000AAKS) on SATA-0 and 1, set to RAID 0. I had them replaced and I'm adding two additional matching HDDs, and I'd like to configure all four of them to RAID 5.

Here are my questions:

After installing the two new drives, how do I locate which ports they are now on?
- I looked in the System Setup under Drives, and I see the two on SATA - 0 & 1 with RAID On.
- I see the DVD-Rom on SATA-2, and DVD RW on SATA-3
- Ports SATA-4,5, PATA-0,1, and SMART Reporting are off

Once the ports are located, how do I go about setting up the RAID 5?
- I have a basic understanding, but I just want to be sure I'm not skipping any steps.

This is a Dell Dimension XPS 710 H2C running Windows XP Media.

All four drives are clear at the moment.

Thanks in advance for any help.
SoD

A:How do configure 2 additional HDDS & set on RAID 5?

Problem solved.

Thanks.
SoD

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I have enabled RAID in the BIOS, and have 2 drives connected. I do not see any options and nothing happens when I press CTRL-I during boot. I've done this many times on a PowerEdge and it prompts you to enter RAID bios during POST.
Why don't I have option to configure? I called support and they were scratching their heads too. It may be worth noting that WIndows 8 is installed and secure boot is enabled. 

A:How to configure a raid volume on Precision T1700

I know this has been a while, but which RAID controller are you using?

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Hello everyone,

I'm about at my wit's end trying to figure out my problem and finally decided I should ask the pros for help, since an exhaustive search of the interwebs has turned up nothing. I'm a hobby PC user so please be patient with me. So here is my problem.

I recently bought all the stuff to build an HTPC/gaming rig for my girlfriend and I and I wanted to set up RAID 1 but no matter what I try, I can't get it to work. Here is my rig.

ASRock H77 Pro4-M mobo
Intel i7-2600
(2) 2TB Seagate Barracuda 7200 rpm; 6.0GB/s HDD
(4) 2GB G.SKILL Ripjaws DDR 1600 RAM
EVGA GeForce GTX 550 Ti Video Card
Cooler Master 600W Silent Power supply

I think that's about it.

Here is what I've done.

I went into bios and set my storage configuration to RAID. After, I saved and exited, and allowed the machine to reboot. When it did, I pushed Ctrl + I to enter the RAID volume setup menu. I labeled the volume, chose RAID 1, selected my drives, selected my size, and saved and exited. Then I booted from my Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit (Dell OEM, if that matters). I selected my regional settings, and when prompted, accepted the terms and selected "Custom" install. At the drive select screen, I saw one disk, which I believe is what I should see. I highlighted the drive and selected "Load Drivers." I used the driver labeled with the arrow in the attatched image. I got it from my mobo's website found here ASRock > Products > H77 Pro4-M. After the driver loaded, I re... Read more

A:Unable to configure RAID on Windows 7 Home Premium

Why do you want RAID? WIn7 doesn't much like RAID which isn't even Redundant so risks losing both HD's if one fails. Better to install to one HD and use the other for backing up an image.

If you saw one correctly-sized RAID array when you booted into the installer to try hardware RAID then the driver wasn't needed as it's only loaded when no drive shows up. Try again.

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A:How to configure RAID-0 on 2 partitions, 1 part is on boot drive?

Have a look at this article, which may help: How to Set Up RAID on Your PC | PCWorld Business Center

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Hey Guys,
I have a Dell XPS 600 with 2 160GB hard drives that mirror each other and would like to be able to reinstall the operating system but I'm not sure how to configure the RAID option. I would like to reinstall the O.S. either on one and keep the other as storage , or keep them mirrored and reinstall the O.S. I am using original Dell XP Media Center Edition 2005 disk. Thanks
 

A:Solved: Hard drives mirrored, need to configure raid for one hard drive

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I saw in earlier posts that their is a "RAID tax" - which I understand to mean that Lenovo makes the RAID potential hidden in the BIOS unless you order your P50 from Lenovo asking for a RAID setup.   Is this still the case? I'd like the ability to RAID my drives at a later point. Also, are their any benchmarks for a RAIDed PCIe M.2 set up somewhere on the internet. Thanks.











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A:Is the "RAID tax" still a thing? or did Lenovo 'fi...

One of the more recent BIOS updates (1.28) added the RAID option to systems which were not originally ordered with multiple SSDs or a RAID setup. https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkPad-P-and-W-Series-Mobile/New-P50-BIOS-1-28-with-RAID-option/m-p/3... Benchmarks are at: http://benchmarkreviews.com/35462/samsung-950-pro-ssd-raid0-performance-tests/ (see page 9 for the summary)orhttp://www.pcper.com/reviews/Storage/Triple-M2-Samsung-950-Pro-Z170-PCIe-NVMe-RAID-Tested-Why-So-Sna...  (see page "...Snappy/Preliminary-Resul"  for the summary.) also: http://www.tweaktown.com/articles/7553/samsung-950-pro-pcie-gen-3x4-nvme-ssd-raid-report/index.html




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We need (the P50 and P70 owners) for Lenovo to provide a definitive answer on whether a BIOS to enable RAID will be available soon through their webiste, I can see that an american company called HIDevolution as per forums member paladin44 has been given apparently a BIOS that enable RAID on the P50 and P70 as per a previous post and it seems that the products they are offering on their website now comes with RAID enabled. What about the rest of the users worlwide that haven't got this option enabled and that already owned a P50 or P70? This is not the way to look after loyal customers who bought their products, instead they've provided this BIOS to independent online resellers, instead of make it avaialable to the general public.  

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Hello all, i bought new NAS Lenovo Beacon without HDD,and bought one separated 3TB HDD, formated to JBOD, and i have weird problem.  When i reboot Beacon to factory settings (Reset+Power), i can set permissions to folder, launch transmission and etc...  After one reboot/power off, i have this message: You don`t have any RAID system. And most of applications do not work, for example: permissions, transmission, but, other functions is OK, i can go to hdd throught samba, and when i wait about 1 minute, i can see jbod raid at Raid Management.  I also tried invoked system script sys_reboot, and i see this error: Your Master RAID link is not exist, maybe this is a reason for this problems?  Its very confused, i  tried anything. Anybody help me please? 










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A:Lenovo Beacon - Raid problem

Whwre is problem with RAID?

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As all information I have collected from this forum, it is still not known whether P70/50 uses hardware RAID or software RAID. On the other hand, Dell Precision 7510 workstation charges 0 fee for the RAID option and does not force customers to buy their HDD/SDD. For many P70 users who consider RAID configurations, Lenovo, please stand out and tell us how we may enable RAID 0/1 on CTO machines that do not origially come with the RAID configuration. Thanks your attention.










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A:Hi Lenovo, Please Provide P70 RAID 0/1 Solution

Yes, please.



______________________________________________P70, Xeon 1505 CPU, 64 GB ECC RAM 2 x PCIe NVMe 512 GB Drives, 1 TB HDD, DVD-RW, 4 K Display, NVIDIA Quadro M4000W700 model 2757-CTO (8 GB RAM, Crucial MX-100 SSD + Hitachi TravelStar 1 TB 7200 RPM Drives, Bluray R/W, NVIDIA Quadro FX3700M, WUXGA); Windows 7 Ultimate SP-1, W700 Mini-Dock

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Hi, recently I bought a Lenovo Y700 laptop (Y700-15ISK), default M.2 SSD was on board but original HDD has been swapped with Kingston HyperX 250GB SSD by me. When i completed configure it, i decided to make a RAID 0 beetewen these two SSDs, but i've met the problem: i can't set RAID in BIOS, i couldn't even find that option. This problem is puzzling to me, and if i may, i would ask you for your help in this issue. Best RegardsKonrad

A:Lenovo Y700 SSD RAID 0 Problem

Veygr wrote:Hi, recently I bought a Lenovo Y700 laptop (Y700-15ISK), default M.2 SSD was on board but original HDD has been swapped with Kingston HyperX 250GB SSD by me. When i completed configure it, i decided to make a RAID 0 beetewen these two SSDs, but i've met the problem: i can't set RAID in BIOS, i couldn't even find that option. This problem is puzzling to me, and if i may, i would ask you for your help in this issue. Best RegardsKonradJust a comment since I have not use this for a long time. As far as I can remember, you need at least three hdd/ssd. One for the system and the other two for the raid 0 connection. These two will act as your data disk. If your bios does not have the raid option you can use storage spaces to achieve Raid 0. 

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A cautionary note to anybody contemplating ordering the P50 with a RAID configuration or that already owns such a machine... First off, I ordered my P50 with 2 512GB PCIe-NVMe SSDs in a RAID 0 configuration. Secondly, I describe my experience with spontaneous rebooting (or bluescreen, can't be sure which), possibly caused by updating bios to version 1.21, here. You will note that the consequences I described in the above link were considerably more severe than what others describe in that same thread (and have gotten substantially worse since).  One possible critical difference is that my P50 has factory configured RAID 0.  OTOH, I didn't mention my RAID configuration in that post, so perhaps other participants in that thread didn't either. Regardless of whether my presumably buggy bios related event was exacerbated by my RAID configuration, my ability to recover from that event was definitely negatively impacted by my RAID configuration, or at least the path that Lenovo tech support had me take was.  Specifically, the software contained on Lenovo's Windows 10 recovery media (PN: SP40K29015) will not work for a P50 with RAID configured, and Lenovo's technical support staff have no solution for this problem other than for me to send the laptop out for service (despite the fact that I have a 5 year onsite warranty).  In my case, Lenovo recommended that I ship the laptop to RAC National Product Services, a subsidiary of Rent-A-Center, Inc,... Read more

A:P50: Cautionary note regarding RAID (Lenovo configured)

One thing I didn't mention in my post starting this thread is that I obtained an RMA yesterday, since it's now been more than a week since I've been able to work on my P50, and I don't have all that many more days to obtain an RMA.  I would greatly prefer to not have to return the P50.  So much so, that I have not packed up the laptop yet, in hopes that my post might attract helpful opinions from those with more experience with RAID on the P50 than me. That said, I do have to pack and ship the laptop soon in order to return within the timeframe allowed by the RMA. I'm not crazy about this idea (given the additional cost), but I would consider buying and installing Windows 10 (despite my already having paid Lenovo for it), if this would be a path to my restoring Windows 10 without losing RAID.  Does anybody out there have enough experience with RAID on a P50, to have an opinion on whether this would be a likely feasible course of action?  I am also open to other suggestions. If I have to return the P50, I will probably order another one, but I guess I guess good sense would dictate that I forgo the RAID this next time.  

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Why when I click get thi error You don`t have any RAID system, but after while the raid system shows?



OS6.build_195_v1.1.9.2.ROW after ud Lenovo Beacon Version 1.7.1013.0, OS6.build_195_v1.1.10.2.ROW, latest OS6.build_195_v1.1.12.2.ROWLenovo IdeaPad s12Ion, Levovo G580, Lenovo B5400.....

A:Lenovo Beacon error You don`t have any RAID system...

I have this problem as well. I have raid 1 with two 3TB disks WD red and have to wait 2-3 minutes after start to disapear the error. Then it works fine. 

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First time posting :blush:,

Situation: I have two hard drives : main drive: Seagate 500GB w/ windows xp and second drive: WD 1TB blank.

Without backing up the main drive (ops...), i went ahead and enabled RAID 0 on both drives and created a RAID volume (128KB strip / Size: 1TB (931.5GB)).
NOTE: the RAID volume size is only showing the exact space of the 1TB, excluding the 500GB drive.
After realizing that I needed to create a backup image of my main drive to use RAID with an existing drive, I'm left with the "Operating System Not Found" message.

Question: If I Delete RAID Volume (which is based on the size from the blank 1TB drive), will both drives become available as non-RAID disks and keep the original data on the 500GB main drive and be able to run windows again?

I'm using software RAID through Intel Matrix Storage Manager option ROM v5.6.2

I understood that "Resetting the drives to Non-Raid" will cause all data on the disk to be lost, so this isn't the approach that I'll be taking til I find a solution to backup my data.
However, from reading the "Delete RAID Volume" option, it listed Deleting a volume will destroy the volume data on the drive(s) and cause any member disks to become available as non-RAID disks, so knowing that the RAID Volume is blank, then maybe trying this will be the answer.

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A:RAID issue - deleting RAID volume to restore non-RAID disks

sadly, there's no way to do what you want without an existing backup.

Look at it this way;
A disk has a container ~ the partition.
The partition as a structure ~ the filesystem (eg NTFS, FAT32, RAID).
We put our data into the structure.

When we create backups, we are getting only the data itself (unless you use an image program like Ghost or Acronis where you get all three).

Deleting the RAID will give back the two independent HDs, but also breaks the structure so that the data becomes in accessible.
 

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According to the spec sheet, available here, the M910x Tiny is configurable with dual M.2 SSDs in RAID 0/1 with a caveat: "RAID preset only available via special bid model" What is the special bid model? Where is it on the website?

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Hi, Have IdeaPad U410 model 4376. Looks like I totally destroyed hybrid hdd functionality (mistakenly switched BIOS settings of RAID to IDEA after Windows stopped to boot), my hdd now turned to non-Raid. I formatted HDD. How shall I configure hdd partitions, including factory backup, cache and install Win7?

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I'm hoping someone here can help. I'm very new to Raid, so you'll have to excuse my ignorance here. I'm using an HP pavilion p6210Y with 2x 2TB, WD Caviar Green's trying to set up a raid 1 array. I've reached the Nvidia raid array setup utility, and it appears I have successfully loaded the raid drivers.
After doing this, I inserted my Windows 7 x64 home premium install disc, and it sat on "Detecting storage devices...". After a few minutes of this, I was presented with an Error stating "No disks reserved for raid use, raid disabled." Then shortly after, switches to a message stating: "Reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media in selected boot device and press a key."
I'm now unable to reach the Nvidia Raid setup, and unable to load the windows disc.

I'm certain the CD drive is good, as it works fine in another computer.
BIOS:
Mediashield ROM BIOS 10.0.0.28 RPT
Copyright (C) 2009 NVIDIA Corp.
If someone would know what to do from here, please share your knowledge.
Thanks,
Chris
 

A:no disks reserved for raid use Raid disabled - Raid 1

Do you have Windows on the drive now? How did you load the drivers? Drivers won't function without an operating system, so I'm a little confused about exactly what you did.

How did you run the setup utility? Does your machine support hardware RAID or are you using software RAID? Are there RAID settings in BIOS?
 

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Hello Forum, i see a 11 pin yellow male usb connector on my m58p board,i have some m58p and one m90p and i think a m91 or m93p,,questions:-have all thinkcentre pcs this 11 pin connector, same on m90 and 91p?- is there any possibility to connect a newer usb device to that 11 pin connector?- is there any adapter to usb 2.0 or maybe 3.0?or can i only connect a normal female usb device like a cardreader with 9 pins to 11 pin connector with not using the two most right pins? thx, bernd thx for informations!bernd

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Hello Forum, i see a 11 pin yellow male usb connector on my m58p board,i have some m58p and one m90p and i think a m91 or m93p,,questions:-have all thinkcentre pcs this 11 pin connector, same on m90 and 91p?- is there any possibility to connect a newer usb device to that 11 pin connector?- is there any adapter to usb 2.0 or maybe 3.0?or can i only connect a normal female usb device like a cardreader with 9 pins to 11 pin connector with not using the two most right pins? thx, bernd thx for informations!bernd

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