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anyone know where I can find the dell firmware 5.1.1-0040? That was the one that original came on my perc 5i, but I updated it to the latest one and know my card hardly ever wants to let my computer boot on my asus m4a79 deluxe motherboard. Or should I use LSI firmware?
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gigs, not sure if you've mentioned it, but is your mobo's BIOS the most recent? Also, do you know if there are BIOS options for PCI-E you can tweak? Have you tried switching video cards with that in the HTPC - I'm assuming the HTPC's card, if not onboard, is less demanding...
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anyone know where I can find the dell firmware 5.1.1-0040?
How about... http://support.dell.com/support/down...&fileid=199618
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test results are in (basic for now, i don't wish to hassle with backing up again etc for more tests..)

raid5
stripe size: 128 KB
read policy: adaptive read ahead
disk cache policy: enabled
write policy: write back
IO policy: cached IO

this is with 4 SAS 15k maxtor atlas 36GB drives. they are noisy.. but fast! (i kind of like the noise actually.. reminds me of the old days! )

note: this is with the 64 firmware from LSI and the latest driver 2.13.0.64

another note: the OS is running off the array being tested.

edit: added hdtach too (also note, these are tested on w7 build 7000


Edited by uberjon - 3/12/09 at 7:33am
    
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test results are in (basic for now, i don't wish to hassle with backing up again etc for more tests..)

raid5
stripe size: 128 KB
read policy: adaptive read ahead
disk cache policy: enabled
write policy: write back
IO policy: cached IO

this is with 4 SAS 15k maxtor atlas 36GB drives. they are noisy.. but fast! (i kind of like the noise actually.. reminds me of the old days! )

note: this is with the 64 firmware from LSI and the latest driver 2.13.0.64

another note: the OS is running off the array being tested.

edit: added hdtach too (also note, these are tested on w7 build 7000
Hmmmm..... something wrong. The graph should be downward sloping since HD have platters. Is your PCIe slot a x1 (250MB/s)?
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Can you please post the fix for this under Ubuntu? I've also read the thread and can't locate a solution.

thanks
Well I could never get any of the tools to access the perc5 under linux. I did install the megaraid storage tools but was unable to get the manager to connect under linux. For *****s and grins I installed the Megaraid Storage Manager under windows and it connected to the service running on the ubuntu box just fine. This is how I now manage it.

The sub-optimal messages went away once the battery was charged.

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Hmmmm..... something wrong. The graph should be downward sloping since HD have platters. Is your PCIe slot a x1 (250MB/s)?
i was actually wondering that myself! i will go check actually

edit: here is an updated one, forced my pcie's to x4.. (i think both? but i dont game much anymore, just heavy desktop type use.. quite heavy )

even to a noob like me, the new results look more accurate!

edit: updated with hdtach too


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i was actually wondering that myself! i will go check actually

edit: here is an updated one, forced my pcie's to x4.. (i think both? but i dont game much anymore, just heavy desktop type use.. quite heavy )

even to a noob like me, the new results look more accurate!

edit: updated with hdtach too
That's an unusual dip for the first 25% there..... That might be a HD related issue?
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That's an unusual dip for the first 25% there..... That might be a HD related issue?
actually, thats the evilness of testing an array while the OS is loaded from the same array.. something from the OS started seeking the drive.. (could hear it, sounds just like the access time test does.. but before that point )

drives all seem fine, brand new. was sealed in the anti static bag still.

i did several tests.. kept getting accesses to the disk while i did them! :swearing: so i kept retrying (thats the better of the ones i did)

edit: even better results.. (waited till after OS fully loaded etc )

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hi

I've tried really hard to find any info in this thread - with no success
I'm thinking about buying PERC 5/e or even PERC 6/e - so I have few questions:
1) can I install "normal" DDR2 ECC memory - 512MB - without (T)BBU ?
1a) same as 1) but for PERC 5/i or PERC 6/i
2) will RAID 5 and write-back and all other things work without (T)BBU?
3) I'm thinking about "/e" versions because external->internal cables aren't so expensive so "just in case" is there any disadvantage of "/e" version to "/i" versions ?

edit: and could anybody tell me what is the difference between codes MY458, XM768 and few more

thanks
Edited by RobiNet - 3/12/09 at 4:26pm
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