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I am thinking about taking the plunge and getting a PERC 5/i from eBay, but I am concerned about the cooling.

Do you think a slot fan would work in cooling it. I have one that will suck air in and blow it onto the card? (I think most exhaust air out) (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835106104)

If not, is there some aftermarket cooling items you guys would recommend

Noise isn't a big concern as it is going into a server in my basement
post #1152 of 7194
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Originally Posted by Surfpuppy2k View Post
I am thinking about taking the plunge and getting a PERC 5/i from eBay, but I am concerned about the cooling.

Do you think a slot fan would work in cooling it. I have one that will suck air in and blow it onto the card? (I think most exhaust air out) (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835106104)

If not, is there some aftermarket cooling items you guys would recommend

Noise isn't a big concern as it is going into a server in my basement
That PCI slot cooler may not be close enough to the heatsink. These would be better:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835114024
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835192007

You can find the PERC being sold cheaply here: http://www.overclock.net/sale/454555...aid-cards.html
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DuckieHo

Thanks for the quick response and the link to the cards.
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i'm going to take the 4 F1 1T hdd is few hours (~8) and then try my first read big raid 5.
i don't have the BBU right now but i'll have it next week.

i wanted to ask few things before i build the raid:
1. what FW should i use?
2. when i update a FW does the raid stays as it was or can it brake down?
3. what settings should i use on a 4*1T raid 5?
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I got mine for $12 shipped from China....
Well, I can't go to China, so do you have a link to a Web site where they might be found at that price?
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That's a different cable than the one I'm talking about. I guess it ought to work, though I've never been brave enough to risk my RAID array to find out.
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it's out of stock
I had been waiting for two weeks when i send them an email to get the "out of stock" response.

Now, i can't find any other e-shop shipping worldwide

Has anyone found any quality cables out there?
I have my controller but I can't use it!
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it's out of stock
I had been waiting for two weeks when i send them an email to get the "out of stock" response.

Now, i can't find any other e-shop shipping worldwide

Has anyone found any quality cables out there?
I have my controller but I can't use it!
You must specify a country! The SFF-8484 to SATA cables are very easy to find in the US.
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UK,
sorry for that.

Still searching! I am going to call dell now!!!!
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