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idata
Community Manager
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s5520HC raid console doesn't run

I have a s5520HC mainboard and I cannot run raid console. There is no information "Press to enter RAID BIOS Console"

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Edward_Z_Intel
Employee
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Which RAID card are you using? Did you disable "Quiet Boot" in BIOS?

idata
Community Manager
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I don't know. I've just bought mainboard S5520HC and I though that there is a raid controller in the mainboard.

the quiet boot is disabled.

Edward_Z_Intel
Employee
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Well if you don't have a RAID controller you don't have the Ctrl-G prompt. If you want to use the onboard SATA ESRT2 RAID you need to enable it in BIOS first, and you'll get a Ctrl-E prompt. See the demo for details: http://www.intel.com/support/motherboards/server/sb/CS-032119.htm http://www.intel.com/support/motherboards/server/sb/CS-032119.htm

idata
Community Manager
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I've made it. thank you very much. Unfortunatelly servers works very, very slow. I wonder if it's caused by raid (raid 1). Do you think that it is better idea to buy a raid controller or this one on motherboard is fine?

Edward_Z_Intel
Employee
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Did you check this one: http://www.intel.com/support/motherboards/server/sb/CS-031086.htm Slow system response with Windows 2008 R2* or Windows 7* and embedded NIC driver

idata
Community Manager
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I did and it helped me with NIC but the server is still slow. I think it's because of embedded raid. what is its quality? do you think an external raid controller should be consider? Or maybe raid 10 would be a good idea?

Edward_Z_Intel
Employee
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How slow is that? What's the exact symptom?

Yes RAID 10 could be faster than RAID 1, but you may want to find the real bottleneck first. Also, make sure you use HDDs from the http://www.intel.com/support/motherboards/server/s5520hc/sb/CS-030220.htm Tested memory and hardware list. Also, SATA drives could be very sensitive to vibration.