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Hi,

i want to get a perc6/i card for my asus p5wdh motherboard. Does it work like the perc5 using tape on the 5th or 6th pin? is it safe to use raid5 on green hdds? i have 4x2tb seagate.
Is the perc6 battery mandatory? i use UPS on my pc
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It should work without it. You may have problems with the Green drives, and withou the battery you can not enable write back technology and it will give you an error on boot.
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It should work without it. You may have problems with the Green drives, and withou the battery you can not enable write back technology and it will give you an error on boot.
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and what kind of problems i may encounter? unfortunettly i have allready bought 4 2tb green drives.
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On the newer PERC 6/i cards (like mine), Dell re-enabled the SMBus circuitry, so you may indeed have to do the pin modification. It will depend on when your card was made.
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so, using green drives on perc in raid5 array could result in complete loss of date or only desync that can be fix with rebuild. thanks
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can anyone with experience answer the above question? thanks
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can anyone with experience answer the above question? thanks
Check out this link that explains TLER which impacts the WD green drives. I'm getting ready to setup an array with 500gb WD green drives on a PERC 6i. I plan on using Ultimate Boot CD to set the TLER timeout on the drives before I build my array.
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Hi, unfortunettly i have just read that the seagate ST2000DL003 drives lack the TLER function, i mean it's present but disabled by seagate and can't be activated even temporarly. Since i allready bought the drives i will build a NAS server using FreeNAS and build a RAIDZ array using ZFS. If anyone has a better alternative please feel free to advice me.
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I know this is a year old but I am in this exact situation, already have 4x 2TB Seagate green and the Perc6/i w/ battery. Will I be OK?
 
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