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Drives Dropping? important fix for San Digital multi-bay eSata enclosure users!
I wanted to share an important fix for San Digital multi-bay eSata enclosure users!
Both my San Digital TR5M-B and TR5M-PB 5-bay eSata enclosures would randomly DROP out of Windows when I was moving a lot of files around. The only way to get them back was to reboot the server. (power cycling the enclosure didn't fix it) Well it turns out there is a simple fix all along. I wish I would have researched this more 12 months ago! The below fix applies to the 4, 5, 8, etc bay enclosures
Here's the enclosure I use the most
Problem / question: Currently the disk system is set up as just single pass through disks. Anytime there is extremely heavy I/O all the disks drop out and the controller cannot see them anymore. Restarting the TowerRAID system and unplugging the cables does not help, only a reboot of the server. This is getting frustrating as when all the drives were connected to a 3ware 9550sx-12 they never had an issue. Is there another HBA I can try to solve this issue? I do not want to use raid, just single disk pass through.
Turn off "Link State Power Management" under PCI Express in the power options menu. (in control panel)