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My perc 5/i is apparently just incapable of handling a 12tb volume comprised of 7 2tb drives in RAID 5 with a dedicated hot spare. As the volume has begun to fill (50% full at the moment) Performance has steadily degraded to an unacceptable point. I have run SMART diagnostics on the drives, and the controller reports "optimal" health. Read/write performance is around the 120mb/s point; originally these values were around the 500mb/s mark (uncached). At any rate - are there any direct upgrade options that would be recommended? I.e. something that will initialize the old array fine? (LSi would be the only ones capable, obviously)
    
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I myself have a perc 5 which I recently upgraded to a perc 6 but have since been toying with an upgrade due to the 2tb hdd limit of both of these cards.

I believe if I have read correctly the h700 will take the drives as they are, and they are flying around ebay at the moment for around £120-£150.
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