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I cannot guarantee anything. However, all reports that I found say it works fine with NVIDIA chipsets. Almost all issues arise on Intel chipsets and those seem to be caused by that SMBus conflict.

The card is recommend if you are running RAID0 with 4+ HDD, RAID5, or if you want the better performance.

With the BBU, your data is safer than if you had a UPS.
Well i bought one of these guys. I will report how it works with the pin mod and the P5W DH Deluxe. There are post saying it doesn't work on the board but no one has tried the pin mod. I could probably do some benchies with 8 drives if people are interested. Although i don't know if i could do it with higher end drives.
What cable do i need to buy. Only one i see on newegg is http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16812226021
Will that work for me?
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Well i bought one of these guys. I will report how it works with the pin mod and the P5W DH Deluxe. There are post saying it doesn't work on the board but no one has tried the pin mod. I could probably do some benchies with 8 drives if people are interested. Although i don't know if i could do it with higher end drives.
What cable do i need to buy. Only one i see on newegg is http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16812226021
Will that work for me?
It will work but cheaper here:

http://www.wiredzone.com/itemdesc.as...paign=10016794

http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.1940

http://www.cross-mark.com/50cm-seria...ble-p-842.html
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What is the difference between numbers on these cards or are the pretty much all created equal?

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This card may be of several different Dell Part Numbers, including, but not limited to:

* YF437
* UF963
* FT781
* RP272
* GR155
* XF667
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The link on the first page did not work for me. What is the best place to buy it right now (Cheapest) ?
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/sigh

Its been like 2 weeks that I've been messing around with this card and I STILL can't get it to flash. Hell, I can't even get the Dell drivers installed.

DuckieHo, did you flash yours from XP or Vista?
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/sigh

Its been like 2 weeks that I've been messing around with this card and I STILL can't get it to flash. Hell, I can't even get the Dell drivers installed.

DuckieHo, did you flash yours from XP or Vista?

Vista.

Same issue? Have you tried the DOS flash method?

I didn't bother with the Dell drivers. Vista automatically recognized the card and I just used the LSI 8480e drivers.

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The link on the first page did not work for me. What is the best place to buy it right now (Cheapest) ?
eBay.

http://cgi.ebay.com/Dell-PERC5i-PERC...=1218478688307
http://cgi.ebay.com/Dell-Perc5-i-Per...d=p3286.c0.m14
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Vista.

Same issue? Have you tried the DOS flash method?

I didn't bother with the Dell drivers. Vista automatically recognized the card and I just used the LSI 8480e drivers.
Yeah vista recognized the card just fine, but its giving me the error "This device cannot start. (Code 10)".

And nah I havent tried DOS, I can't seem to get a boot disk that has CDROM or NTFS support.
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Yeah vista recognized the card just fine, but its giving me the error "This device cannot start. (Code 10)".

And nah I havent tried DOS, I can't seem to get a boot disk that has CDROM or NTFS support.
Just use a bootable USB drive?
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Just use a bootable USB drive?
What do I to use to make it bootable? DOS doesn't recognize it as a hard drive when I try installing it on one.
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What do I to use to make it bootable? DOS doesn't recognize it as a hard drive when I try installing it on one.
HP has a utility that will make a flash drive bootable here:

http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport...reg_R1002_USEN
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