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  • Dell EMC PowerEdge RAID Controller S140 User’s Guide

    June 2020 Rev. A10

  • Notes, cautions, and warnings

    NOTE: A NOTE indicates important information that helps you make better use of your product.

    CAUTION: A CAUTION indicates either potential damage to hardware or loss of data and tells you how to avoid the

    problem.

    WARNING: A WARNING indicates a potential for property damage, personal injury, or death.

    © 2017-2020 Dell Inc. or its subsidiaries. All rights reserved. Dell, EMC, and other trademarks are trademarks of Dell Inc. or its subsidiaries. Other trademarks may be trademarks of their respective owners.

  • Chapter 1: Overview........................................................................................................................ 7 PERC S140 specifications.....................................................................................................................................................7 Supported operating systems............................................................................................................................................ 10 Supported PowerEdge systems.........................................................................................................................................10 Supported physical disks..................................................................................................................................................... 10 Management applications for the PERC S140.................................................................................................................. 11

    Chapter 2: Physical Disks............................................................................................................... 12 Physical disk features.......................................................................................................................................................... 12

    Physical disk roaming..................................................................................................................................................... 12 Physical disk hot-swapping........................................................................................................................................... 12 Physical disk power management................................................................................................................................ 12 Physical disk failure detection.......................................................................................................................................12 Mirror rebuilding..............................................................................................................................................................13 Fault tolerance................................................................................................................................................................ 13 Self-Monitoring And Reporting Technology............................................................................................................... 13 Native Command Queuing............................................................................................................................................ 13 NVMe PCIe SSD support.............................................................................................................................................. 13 Physical disk write cache policy for SATA drives....................................................................................................... 14 Linux RAID....................................................................................................................................................................... 14

    Chapter 3: Virtual Disks................................................................................................................. 15 Virtual disk features............................................................................................................................................................. 15

    TRIM for SATA SSDs.....................................................................................................................................................15 Disk initialization..............................................................................................................................................................15 Background Array Scan................................................................................................................................................. 16 Checkpointing................................................................................................................................................................. 16 Virtual disk cache policies..............................................................................................................................................16 Virtual disk migration...................................................................................................................................................... 17 Expanding virtual disk capacity..................................................................................................................................... 17

    Chapter 4: Cabling the drives for S140............................................................................................ 18 Disk connectivity for AHCI devices....................................................................................................................................19

    Chapter 5: BIOS Configuration Utility.............................................................................................20 Entering the BIOS configuration utility............................................................................................................................. 20 Exiting the BIOS Configuration Utility............................................................................................................................... 21 Initializing the physical disks................................................................................................................................................21

    Converting to RAID disks.............................................................................................................................................. 21 Converting to Non-RAID disks......................................................................................................................................21

    Creating the virtual disks.................................................................................................................................................... 22 Selecting virtual disk sizes while creating a virtual disk ........................................................................................... 22

    Deleting the virtual disks.....................................................................................................................................................22 Swapping two virtual disks.................................................................................................................................................22

    Contents

    Contents 3

  • Managing the hot spare disks............................................................................................................................................23 Assigning the global hot spare disks............................................................................................................................23 Assigning the dedicated hot spare disks.....................................................................................................................23 Unassign hot spare disks.............................................................................................................................................. 24

    Viewing the physical disks details......................................................................................................................................24 Viewing the virtual disks details......................................................................................................................................... 24 Rescan disks.........................................................................................................................................................................24 Controller Options............................................................................................................................................................... 25 Continue to boot................................................................................................................................................................. 25

    Chapter 6: UEFI RAID configuration utility...................................................................................... 26 Entering the DELL PERC S140 Configuration Utility...................................................................................................... 26 Exiting the DELL PERC S140 Configuration Utility......................................................................................................... 27 Controller management...................................................................................................................................................... 27

    Viewing the controller properties.................................................................................................................................27 Changing the boot order of the virtual disks...........................................................

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