the RAID Level
Complete the following steps to choose the RAID level for the logical drive:
- Click the RAID level radio button to choose the RAID level
for the logical drive. Only the most common choices appear in the list.
- To choose a different RAID level, click Advanced settings;
then, choose a RAID level from the available options.
Note: Not all RAID levels are available on all controllers.
to RAID Level-1E, 5EE, 6
and x0, the ServeRAID Manager supports
the following RAID types for ServeRAID-8 series (SAS) controllers and the ServeRAID-7t SATA controller:
When you are ready to continue, click Next. The "Create
logical drives" window opens.
- Simple Volume - a single disk drive or segment;
- Spanned Volume - two or more disk drives or segments
with the same or different capacity, connected end-to-end. A spanned volume
offers no redundancy or performance advantage over a single drive.
- RAID Volume - two or more logical drives with the same
RAID level, connected end-to-end. The logical drives may have the same or
different capacity and are not striped
together; they may be redundant, depending on the RAID level.
You must create the individual logical drives before you create a RAID Volume. Use
the Configuration wizard to create the logical drives; then, run the Configuration
wizard again to create the RAID Volume.
- When you create a RAID Volume, the ServeRAID Manager replaces the individual logical drives with a single RAID Volume icon in
the Logical devices view; then, it reports the logical drives as deleted in the event viewer.
The event message is normal and does not indicate a loss of data.