Table 39. Cannot Create an Array Possible Causes Additional Information Corrective Actions The disk is not displayed. The controller cannot communicate
with the disks.
See Section 11.5.1, Troubleshooting
Disks, on page 139.
Insufficient free space
available on the selected
Select a different combination of
Incorrect number of disks
selected for the desired
See 3.2, RAID Levels, on page 27,
for a description of RAID levels and
the allowable number of disks used
with each RAID level.
Select the correct number of disks.
The desired disk is
The disk is a dedicated spare for a
The disk is full.
The disk’s available capacity is
Select a different disk.
The disk has SMART
An array can be created with a disk
that has SMART errors, but only if
the array is created in the BIOS
RAIDXpert2 cannot be used to
create an array with a disk that has
Use the BIOS Configuration Utility to
create the array.
The system already has a
maximum of eight arrays