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BlkKnight would you please tell the diagonal distance from the loop mounts?
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post #1252 of 7149
I did not use the loop mounts in the end as the zalman cooler was such a ***** to fit.

If you have 5 hands & the patients of a saint then it would fit. Sadly I do not.

The thermal adhesive worked a treat.

As they use the same cooler on the 5/i as the 6/i I guess they are the same.
Edited by BlkKnight - 2/13/09 at 1:02am
post #1253 of 7149
Quote:
Originally Posted by bruestle2 View Post
I used the 8480E drivers that Duckie has linked on the first page. I didn't do any .ini editing or anything. Just took the flashing utility and flashed the LSI stuff on. The card works great.
Those are the ones I ended up using and everything is working great. I did have to flash back to the 0051 firmware so that I could softboot with the BBU.
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Well im happy to report that this card booted right up in my ASUS Striker II Formula. I do not have any of my 1.5 TB HDD's on there yet as im waiting on my cables.

However, I am having a very hard time driving to find SF8484 to SAS cables. I want to buy another one of these controllers to run my 15K Cheetahs. Anyone know where I can get the proper cable without paying 50 bucks?

One that thought, can I use the SF8484 to SATA for my RAID5 and then the SF8484 to SAS on the other port for a RAID0?

Would it be better to just run two controllers? If so I assume two of these controllers should run fine in the same comp.
post #1255 of 7149
Recieved mine today. so did the smbus trick the card gets detected but when i tried to upgrade the bios i kinda get this situation. any help?

Quote:
C:>MegaCli -adpfwflash -f SAS1068_FW_Image.rom -a0

Adapter 0: PERC 5/i Integrated
Vendor ID: 0x1028, Device ID: 0x0015

Package version on the controller: 5.1.1-0040
Package version of the image file: 7.0.1-0061
Flashing image to adapter...
Adapter 0: Flash Completed.

C:>MegaCli -adpallinfo -a0

Adapter #0

================================================== =====
Versions
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Product Name : PERC 5/i Integrated
Serial No : 12345
FW Package Build: 5.1.1-0040
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That looks right to me....here is mine:

C:\\Users\
lanham\\Desktop\\MegaRaid\\MegaRaid CLI>MegaCli -adpallinfo -a0

Adapter #0

================================================== ==========================
Versions
================
Product Name : PERC 5/i Integrated
Serial No : 12345
FW Package Build: 7.0.1-0064

Mfg. Data
================
Mfg. Date : 00/00/00
Rework Date : 00/00/00
Revision No : @└▼☻⌠A∟☻

Image Versions In Flash:
================
Boot Block Version : R.2.3.15
BIOS Version : MT33
MPT Version : MPTFW-01.18.79.00-IT
FW Version : 1.12.220-0560
WebBIOS Version : 1.1-33g-e_11-Rel
Ctrl-R Version : 1.04-019A

Pending Images In Flash
================
None

PCI Info
================
Vendor Id : 1028
Device Id : 0015
SubVendorId : 1028
SubDeviceId : 1f03

Host Interface : PCIE

Number of Frontend Port: 0
Device Interface : PCIE

Number of Backend Port: 8
Port : Address
0 0000000000000000
1 0000000000000000
2 0000000000000000
3 0000000000000000
4 0000000000000000
5 0000000000000000
6 0000000000000000
7 0000000000000000

HW Configuration
================
SAS Address : 50019b90d6f77900
BBU : Present
Alarm : Absent
NVRAM : Present
Serial Debugger : Present
Memory : Present
Flash : Present

Settings
================
Current Time : 10:55:49 2/14, 2009
Predictive Fail Poll Interval : 300sec
Interrupt Throttle Active Count : 16
Interrupt Throttle Completion : 50us
Rebuild Rate : 30%
PR Rate : 30%
Resynch Rate : 30%
Check Consistency Rate : 30%
Reconstruction Rate : 30%
Cache flush interval : 4s
Max drives to spinup at one time : 2
Delay among spinup groups : 12s
Physical drive coercion mode : 128MB
Cluster mode : Disabled
Alarm : Disabled
Auto Rebuild : Enabled
Battery Warning : Enabled

Ecc Bucket Size : 15
Ecc Bucket Leak Rate : 1440 Minutes
Restore HotSpare On Insertion : Disabled
Expose Enclosure Devices : Disabled
Maintain PD Fail History : Disabled
Host Request Reordering : Enabled

Capabilities
================
RAID Level Supported : RAID0, RAID1, RAID5, RAID10, RAID50
Supported Drives : SAS, SATA

Allowed Mixing:
Mix In Enclosure Allowed

Status
================
ECC Bucket Count : 0

Limitations
================
Max Arms Per VD : 32
Max Spans Per VD : 8
Max Arrays : 128
Max Number of VDs : 64
Max Parallel Commands : 1008
Max SGE Count : 80
Max Data Transfer Size : 8192 sectors
Max Strips PerIO : 42
Min Stripe Size : 8kB
Max Stripe Size : 1024kB

Device Present
================
Virtual Drives : 0
Degraded : 0
Offline : 0
Physical Devices : 0
Disks : 0
Critical Disks : 0
Failed Disks : 0

Supported Adapter Operations
================
Rebuild Rate : Yes
CC Rate : Yes
BGI Rate : Yes
Reconstruct Rate : Yes
Patrol Read Rate : Yes
Alarm Control : Yes
Cluster Support : No
BBU : Yes
Spanning : Yes
Dedicated Hot Spare : Yes
Revertible Hot Spares : No
Foreign Config Import : Yes
Self Diagnostic : Yes
Allow Mixed Redundancy On Array : No
Global Hot Spares : Yes
Deny SCSI Passthrough : No
Deny SMP Passthrough : No
Deny STP Passthrough : No

Supported VD Operations
================
Read Policy : Yes
Write Policy : Yes
IO Policy : Yes
Access Policy : Yes
Disk Cache Policy : Yes
Reconstruction : Yes
Deny Locate : No
Deny CC : No

Supported PD Operations
================
Force Online : Yes
Force Offline : Yes
Force Rebuild : Yes
Deny Force Failed : No
Deny Force Good/Bad : No
Deny Missing Replace : No
Deny Clear : No
Deny Locate : No

Error Counters
================
Memory Correctable Errors : 0
Memory Uncorrectable Errors : 0

Cluster Information
================
Cluster Permitted : No
Cluster Active : No

Default Settings
================
Phy Polarity : 0
Phy PolaritySplit : 0
Backgroud Rate : 30
Stripe Size : 64kB
Flush Time : 4 seconds
Write Policy : WB
Read Policy : None
Cache When BBU Bad : Disabled
Cached IO : No
SMART Mode : Mode 6
Alarm Disable : No
Coercion Mode : 128MB
ZCR Config : IDSEL
Dirty LED Shows Drive Activity : No
BIOS Continue On Error : No
Spin Down Mode : None
Allowed Device Type : SAS/SATA Mix
Allow Mix In Enclosure : Yes
Allow Mix In VD : No
Allow SATA In Cluster : No
Max Chained Enclosures : 1
Disable Ctrl-R : No
Enable Web BIOS : No
Direct PD Mapping : No
BIOS Enumerate VDs : No
Restore Hot Spare On Insertion : No
Expose Enclosure Devices : No
Maintain PD Fail History : No
Disable Puncturing : No
Zero Based Enclosure Enumeration: No
PreBoot CLI Enabled : Yes
LED Show Drive Activity : No
Cluster Disable : Yes
SAS Disable : No
post #1257 of 7149
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As they use the same cooler on the 5/i as the 6/i I guess they are the same.
They don't though... that's why I'm asking. The 5/i uses a squarer heatsink.
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i just got mine, and i haven't run any tests yet, but i was amazed that windows 7 is installing to my array without ANY special drivers. every other raid card (not including onboard) i have tried has needed drivers.

I decided to go with a raid 10 array.

also i love these SAS cables, i even had a drive where the plastic for the data connector broke off into a sata cable because they are so dang fragile, but i decided to try and use it anyway, and it just works. They are so much more durable than the sata connectors, i hope sata 3.0 uses a design like this.

Edit: also i didn't have to do any mods to get it to work with my mobo.
Edited by {core2duo}werd - 2/14/09 at 9:51am
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Recieved mine today. so did the smbus trick the card gets detected but when i tried to upgrade the bios i kinda get this situation. any help?
I think the actual update of the firmware occurs when you next boot the system. Try rebooting and running "MegaCli -adpallinfo -a0" again.
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