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Raid Thru Molex adapter

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Posted 15 July 2016 - 05:25 PM

I haven't used this type of connection before. 


I have a couple of systems that I have to build that needs to be added to expand our storage.  The setup goes like this:


One system with 2 ssd's (which I will load the os on) connected to another system (via molex) with 12, 3.8 TB drives.



 I want to raid the 12 drives (raid 5) and create one virtual disk.  


I can't see the drives at all prior to loading the OS on it.  I decided to load the OS and I can see the 12 drives (sde, sdf, sdg. etc....)


The system with the OS does have an LSI raid adapter but when I launch that utility I don't see the other drives on the other system.  


Could someone please help me out.   I have feeling there is another piece of hardware missing.  I'm just too familiar with this setup.

Edited by hamluis, 18 July 2016 - 10:48 AM.
Moved from System Building to Internal Hardware - Hamluis.

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Posted 17 July 2016 - 02:50 AM

You're being kind of vague, and I think you're confused on what's being used. 


1st: Molex connectors are power connectors. Not a kinda of data transfer system/cable. Unless you're referring to some kind of Molex branded device that I'm unaware of? Probably just getting terminology confused, it happens.  If you could clear this up that'd be appreciated. 


2nd: The way you phrase it makes it sound like the twelve 4TB (3.8TB) drives are in a entirely separate computer. However other things you say make it seem like they're in the same computer. Very confusing.

Would need to know which you are trying to do since setting up a networked raid, a NAS raid, or local machine RAID are all different processes.


If you can answer the 2nd question then we can move on to what would need to be done, and potentially have the thread moved to a more appropriate section if it's networked based. 


EDIT: Sure you aren't using a SAS, mini SAS, or SATA connectors? 

Edited by SEANIA, 17 July 2016 - 02:57 AM.

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