FYI for anyone experiencing issues with Dell RAID.
> 
> It come to my attention that Dell 2950 have issues with RAID 
> controllers while used with some hard drives under Linux. 
> Basically RAID configured hard drives are failing at rapid speed. 
> 
> Details:
> ----------
> > M8033 HD,146G,SAS,3,10K,3.5,MXT,GEN
> > * Firmware Version BP05 * Fixes and Enhancements 
> > ====================== This addresses Maxtor SAS HDD 
> firmware issues, 
> > where under certain circumstances a hard disk drive may go offline, 
> > hard disk drives (HDD), may report offline due to a timeout 
> condition. 
> > If the HDD is unable to complete commands, this may result in the 
> > controller reporting the HDD off line. This firmware update has 
> > improved SMART Reporting, where drives can report SMART 
> trips due to 
> > aggressive SMART Error Rate Measurement counters during 
> read verifies
> -------------------
> 
> 
> Dell has advised to upgrade the RAID controller firmware.
> 

Tamouh


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