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    Adaptec ATA RAID 1200A Port Timeout

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    by susu ·

    Running Windows Server 2003. Adaptec ATA RAID 1200A. 2 Mirrored 120 GB drives. One partition (C:). RAID controler BIOS is latest.

    At seemingly random intervals, I recieve the following error in the system event log:

    Event Type: Error
    Event Source: hpt3xx
    Event Category: None
    Event ID: 117
    Date: 3/8/2005
    Time: 15:56:38
    User: N/A
    Computer: ESAU
    Description:
    The driver for device \Device\Scsi\hpt3xx1 detected a port timeout due to prolonged inactivity. All associated busses were reset in an effort to clear the condition.

    For more information, see Help and Support Center at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/events.asp.
    Data:
    0000: 00 00 00 00 01 00 56 00 ……V.
    0008: 00 00 00 00 75 00 04 c0 ….u..?
    0010: 00 01 00 00 00 00 00 00 ……..
    0018: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ……..
    0020: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ……..

    This occurs 18 times, with 14 seconds between each occurence. While it is happening, the server becomes completely unresponsive and all network connections are lost.

    I know that the 1200A is not certified for Windows 2003, but it does work on other systems (I and others have seen it). I am using the HighPoint RocketRAID 100 driver. (They have the same chipset.)

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    • #3351850

      Reply To: Adaptec ATA RAID 1200A Port Timeout

      by mikex ·

      In reply to Adaptec ATA RAID 1200A Port Timeout

      The easy way is to add additional one like this:

      http://www.isellsurplus.com/product.asp?ID=8033&C=9&S=171&P=PG

      If you want you can research wich 1 is for 2k3 srv

    • #3350738

      Reply To: Adaptec ATA RAID 1200A Port Timeout

      by rcom ·

      In reply to Adaptec ATA RAID 1200A Port Timeout

      In situations were solid performance is needed I would never use an unsupported device that needs to be tweaked or forced. Each time the server locks up you’re risking data corruption. Hate to be harsh but, I would immediatetly fire a person if I found out they tried this on a production machine.

      Your question is the solution. Unsupported controller, non-specific drivers and having problems.

      HMMM!! What to do next?

      1. Keep having problems
      2. Get a compatible controller (as suggested)

      • #3237573

        Reply To: Adaptec ATA RAID 1200A Port Timeout

        by susu ·

        In reply to Reply To: Adaptec ATA RAID 1200A Port Timeout

        HMMM!! I wasn’t looking for the obvious answer. I already know that one. I was looking for a solution that did not involve reloading the machine.

    • #3341106

      Reply To: Adaptec ATA RAID 1200A Port Timeout

      by steve45king ·

      In reply to Adaptec ATA RAID 1200A Port Timeout

      As i (should) already know, the 1200A isn’t compatibly with win2003srv (officially =))
      but i would say that normally there is no problem with this configuration.

      turning to your problem:

      I ASSUME that at least one of your HDD is defective (i also assume that you use IBM Deskstar drives *g*).
      So I would check each of your HDD (with the appropiate tool of the manufacturer)

      keep on RAIDing… =)

    • #3237571

      Reply To: Adaptec ATA RAID 1200A Port Timeout

      by susu ·

      In reply to Adaptec ATA RAID 1200A Port Timeout

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