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Duckie, as requested, the RAM ICs on the 6/i

This picture was extremely hard to get because I didn't wanna pull my card. And the HD4870X2 was totally in the way, causing massive shadow and flash issues. I just couldnt get the sucker lit right



So, being a photographer, I have a 2 flash system master/slave. And that really worked



and a close up on the RAM IC:



looks to me like its a hynix HY5PS121621C, which is coincidentally the same DDR2 chip used on the ATI 36xx series. These chips are rated for DDR2-1000, but I am pretty sure that these ICs are clocked at DDR2-667 because of the FP-Y5 designation (google search confirmed)
    
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Thats odd... I would think that perhaps the intense read/write operations on the disk may have caused it to go bad... in which case, you are lucky you had a hot spare since you have a hot spare anyway, i would pull disk0 and put it on your onboard controller and run SMART check on it or something (SpeedFan has a smart check built in)
Thanks bud... will do that in the morning

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That should not happen with the latest Dell FM, it generally only happens with the latest LSI FM... Are you sure its the Dell FM that you have on there?
Yep im pretty sure. The thing is that i took out the card to mount a fan on it. before it was working fine and now out of nowhere it started acting up

Ok so it seems that running dell FW

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Package 5.2.2-0072
FW Version: 1.03.50-0461
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looks to me like its a hynix HY5PS121621C, which is coincidentally the same DDR2 chip used on the ATI 36xx series. These chips are rated for DDR2-1000, but I am pretty sure that these ICs are clocked at DDR2-667 because of the FP-Y5 designation (google search confirmed)

FP-Y5 means 3-5-5-5 timings.

So the PERC 6/i uses faster memory than the 5/i.
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DJZeratul : Does your PERC 6/I have a LED light flashing every couple of seconds or so? (I'm pretty sure its not the cache LED) I would look at mine myself but i cant get down low enough to see as i'm recovering from a dislocated ankle.
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DJZeratul : Does your PERC 6/I have a LED light flashing every couple of seconds or so? (I'm pretty sure its not the cache LED) I would look at mine myself but i cant get down low enough to see as i'm recovering from a dislocated ankle.
Place the case on a table?

It should... The LED is for dirty cache.
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Sorry if this has been explained earlier, but i just simply can not go throught every single page of this thread, no time in the world would be enough!

Okay, my question with the PERC 5/i is following:
Can you add more drives to an existing RAID5 array on the fly?

Here is an example: i have six 1TB drives as one RAID5 array, and after i run out of space i want to add two more 1TB drives to the same array so that the PERC is "maxed out" (all eight ports used). Can this be done?

If this is possible, must it be done with a config utility within the operating system, or can it be done using the cards own bios software? Reason this is relevant, is that i am planning on using the card in a ubuntu 64bit server, and i have read that it might be PITA to get those utilities running...

Sorry about bad english and thanks for the responses in beforehand!
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i have added a drive in the fly with the windows utility.
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Sorry if this has been explained earlier, but i just simply can not go throught every single page of this thread, no time in the world would be enough!

Okay, my question with the PERC 5/i is following:
Can you add more drives to an existing RAID5 array on the fly?

Here is an example: i have six 1TB drives as one RAID5 array, and after i run out of space i want to add two more 1TB drives to the same array so that the PERC is "maxed out" (all eight ports used). Can this be done?

If this is possible, must it be done with a config utility within the operating system, or can it be done using the cards own bios software? Reason this is relevant, is that i am planning on using the card in a ubuntu 64bit server, and i have read that it might be PITA to get those utilities running...

Sorry about bad english and thanks for the responses in beforehand!

Yes.... for sure in Windows.... not sure in Ubuntu. You may also want to note of some performance limitations in Linux.
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Place the case on a table?

It should... The LED is for dirty cache.
Easier said than done when you can only move your foot in limited areas to pick things up! and the case is really heavy with everythign whats in it!
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