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idata
Community Manager
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Problems with Intel S5520HC and SC5650DP

Hello,

I was setting a soft raid under linux going through this document: http://en.gentoo-wiki.com/wiki/Migrate_to_RAID http://en.gentoo-wiki.com/wiki/Migrate_to_RAID

When I restarted my server, the BIOS hung at the AHCI drives detection step. When either unplugin the 2 drives with linux raid partition or setting SATA to IDE ehanced mode, there is no more hang. Therefore I thought to do a BIOS upgrade.

I updated from EFI to those versions:

System BIOS - 54

BMC Firmware - 00.54

ME Firmware - 1.12

FRUSDR - 28

I still have the same problem with ahci and even worst, all fan stay runing at full speed and the status led is amber and blinking.

Someone could help me please.

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Edward_Z_Intel
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Make sure fans are connected to the right connector... For SC5650DP, fans should be connected to Chassis Fan 1, 3 and 5, and of course the CPU fan.

As for RAID in Linux, isn't is easier to use the onboard Intel® Embedded Server RAID Technology II? See http://www.intel.com/support/motherboards/server/sb/CS-029508.htm Demo: Configuring Intel® Embedded Server RAID Technology II and http://www.intel.com/support/motherboards/server/sb/CS-030677.htm Demo: Loading Intel® Embedded Server RAID driver during OS installation.

idata
Community Manager
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A chasis fan was indeed pluged in the wrong connector. But I still not understand why I didn't have the fan problem before the BIOS update.

For the RAID, I don't know much about Intel's RAID technology. As I don't use either RHEL nor SUSE but gentoo I don't know if it would be easyer. But it is still more a workaround because I think the AHCI ROM should'nt hang when pluging drives with Linux RAID autodetect partitions.

Thanks for solving my fans issue

Edward_Z_Intel
Employee
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I see... Maybe you can check hard drive compatibility http://www.intel.com/support/motherboards/server/s5520hc/sb/CS-030220.htm here.

idata
Community Manager
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They are on the compatibility list, both are WD5003ABYX from Western Digital. I forgot to tell, but thought it was obvious. Before creating partitions on them and rebooting, they were detected by the AHCI ROM without any problem, and i was even able to hotplug them.

Seems that there is a problem with the AHCI ROM and the Linux RAID autodetect (0xfd) partitions…

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