I have a server based on Intel SR1625URSASR platform with SROMBSASMP2 RAID Controller on board. Corresponding to documentation, this RAID controller supports link speed up to 6Gbps. I set up RAID5 using 4 SATA3 HHDs Seagate ST9500620NS. All works fine, but RAID Web Console 2 shows that negotiated link speed for each HDD is 1.5 Gbps. So, SATA3 HDDs now operating as SATA1.
Can I trust the readings from RAID Web Console? What is the problem?
No the active midplane doesn't support 6Gbps. It's 3Gbps only. Have you tried to upgrade the http://downloadcenter.intel.com/Detail_Desc.aspx?agr=Y&DwnldID=21726&ProdId=3068&lang=eng SROMBSASMP2 Hardware RAID firmware and the http://downloadcenter.intel.com/Detail_Desc.aspx?agr=Y&DwnldID=19650&ProdId=3068&lang=eng SR2625_1625UR Backplane HSC Firmware?
Thanks for your advice! After the raid firmware update negotiated link speed became 3 Gbps.
It's not critical now, but I can't apply http://downloadcenter.intel.com/Detail_Desc.aspx?agr=Y&DwnldID=19650&ProdId=3068&lang=eng SR2625_1625UR Backplane HSC Firmware update. In EFI Shell I receive following error after startup.nsh execution:
Loading IPMI driver: .\ipmi.efi
IPMI Driver is not initialized..
When I try to manually load ipmi.efi using shell command load ipmi.efi, it loads successfully, but subsequent execution of startup.nsh stops with an error
assertion "tmp != NULL" failed: file "sys\open.c", line 171
I'll be grateful for any help in solving this problem.
I tried to upgrade to HSC 2.17 today, no issue seen. What's your BIOS/Firmware version? Update to http://downloadcenter.intel.com/Detail_Desc.aspx?agr=Y&DwnldID=21640&ProdId=3068&lang=eng 61;60;26 if you haven't done so.