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Drive Power Save Is Not Supported on Intel® RAID Controllers

Intel® RAID Controllers do not support drive power save. The feature is disabled because inconsistencies were seen with HDD reaction times for power down and power up. This issue can be seen with the same HDD models, just different drive firmware levels. Sometimes disks took too long to power up and the result was a drive being marked as failed. The controller firmware was changed to disable the power save feature even though the capability in the BIOS or web console still shows.

This applies to:

Intel® Integrated RAID Module RMS25CB040
Intel® Integrated RAID Module RMS25CB080
Intel® Integrated RAID Module RMS25JB040
Intel® Integrated RAID Module RMS25JB080
Intel® Integrated RAID Module RMS2AF040
Intel® Integrated RAID Module RMS2AF080
Intel® Integrated RAID Module RMS2LL040
Intel® Integrated RAID Module RMS2LL080
Intel® Integrated RAID Module RMS2MH080
Intel® Integrated RAID Module RMS3CC040
Intel® Integrated RAID Module RMS3CC080
Intel® Integrated RAID Module RMS3HC080
Intel® Integrated RAID Module RMS3JC080
Intel® Integrated RAID Module RMT3CB080
Intel® Integrated RAID Module RMT3PB080
Intel® Integrated RAID Module SROMBSASMR
Intel® RAID Controller RS25AB080
Intel® RAID Controller RS25DB080
Intel® RAID Controller RS2PI008
Intel® RAID Controller RS2VB080
Intel® RAID Controller RS2WG160
Intel® RAID Controller RT3WB080
Intel® RAID Controller SASMF8I
Intel® RAID Controller SRCSAS144E
Intel® RAID Controller SRCSAS18E
Intel® RAID Controller SRCSASBB8I
Intel® RAID Controller SRCSASJV
Intel® RAID Controller SRCSASLS4I
Intel® RAID Controller SRCSASPH16I
Intel® RAID Controller SRCSASRB
Intel® RAID Controller SRCSATAWB

Solution ID: CS-033877
Last Modified: 06-Nov-2014
Date Created: 01-Nov-2012