Did you mean the SR2500ALLXR, or the SR2520SAXR? Similar names, but different tested hardware lists, I think. The former is
and the latter at
Yes, I mean SR2500ALLXR. Sure.
Guess nobody else at this moment had not faced with task to use 3Tb HDD in this SR2500ALLXR and S5000PAL + this included controller "LSI" 1068.
Maybe after couple of time there will be more noise about supporting old system new HDD.
It would be very suprising, if there were. In the meantime, there are 2TB drives on the tested list, that I see -
Western Digital WD2002FYPS
Western Digital WD2003FYYS
We have the same problem that the onboard hardware RAID controller SROMSAS18E on the s5000pal motherboard
only recognizes 2 TB out of our Hitachi 3TB disk.
Can anybody from Intel reading this report from how to overcome this?
Hard to imagine that such an expensive hardware where one pays an extra premuium to have the Intel label on it
only supports 2TB but not 3TB disks.
Should be only a simple firmware upgrade, or not?
So far we bought only intel servers for the last 10 years, but based on this experience I will consider other vendors too now
based on "get the the same trouble for half price".
I'm fairly disappointed that Intel support is not keen enough to update their support website with information on this.
Its pretty much clear that customers will jump to 3TB disk because they are so cheap. So, they should at least tell
on their website if 3TB disks are supported or not.
That would safe the rest of the world a lot of time spent on guessing and trying.
I had to pay my System Admin already a big bill just to upgrade the system in the hope he gets the 3TB capacity online.
Sure the ptoblem with new firmware for SROMSAS18E and whole system SR2500ALLXR.
I thought that last firmware from end of 2010 will have update for support 3Tb HDD but is not true. So still waiting from Intel some information.
I just used 6th disk in connection with onboard sata port and it was good. 3Tb HDD was detected well in the system and OS.
But there are no chances to connect all 6 drives to onboard sata ports.... no connectors. Only for 6th drive it is possible.
Maybe it is possible to change totally backplane to be possible to connect all 6 drives with sata connectors ?
P.S. but anyway it is better to update firmware of this controller. As I see original LSI controller 1068 now support 3Tb drives (large then 2Tb)
But we need to wait for Intel update.
Just found similar topic and reply:
The SRCSASPH16I uses the LSI Logic* SAS 1068 eight-port controller. The LSI 1068 has a hardware limitation at 2TB, there is no way around it. The 1078 or 2108 ROC chips or 2008 SAS chip will support disk capacities well above 2TB.
so it mean that no chance for this LSI 1068 to handle with 3Tb drives ?
In this case what is the option to use backplane without active midplane just to keep going with this server + some rational RAID card?