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*cracks knuckles and gets ready to post his screenshot*

fresh off the press actually!

64KB stripe, 2MB block size for test latest LSI firmware/drivers. stock cpu etc..
Now THAT is more like what I was expecting!

Awesome results.

Makes note... must bench my rather full raid5 array at some point.
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ok i think i fixed the problem, it seems that i reconnected the cords on the drive in the wrong order and thus to the card the array seems to be degraded and the card didnt like that. When i removed (aka deleted) the array everything started working again


In any case the system Specs are

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That would definately cause an issue on a 5/i. On the 6/i, it doesnt matter how you reconnect them, which is kinda nice.
    
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hi

could anybody tell me if PERC 5/i will work with Port Multipliers ?


http://www.addonics.com/products/hos.../ad5sapm-e.asp

or


http://www.span.com/catalog/product_...ducts_id=15709

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did anyone try Jaco's PercTool? http://www.overclock.net/5368160-post932.html
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hi

could anybody tell me if PERC 5/i will work with Port Multipliers ?


http://www.addonics.com/products/hos.../ad5sapm-e.asp

or


http://www.span.com/catalog/product_...ducts_id=15709

thanks
No, I don't think they will. These are meant to be used on Silicon Image or compatible. But they will work with SAS Fanout/Edge Expanders which are basically a lot like port multipliers but better. But they are also a lot more expensive.
    
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Quick question, just got mine today, slapped it into my second PCIe x16 slot. Windows saw it, however I do not see it during boot up or in the bios. Now, I have not connected any drives, but I would have thought it would have some sort of screen during the boot up to access. Also, Windows install failed, I am assuming I just need to install the drivers, but I am more concerned about the boot up issue.
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Quick question, just got mine today, slapped it into my second PCIe x16 slot. Windows saw it, however I do not see it during boot up or in the bios. Now, I have not connected any drives, but I would have thought it would have some sort of screen during the boot up to access. Also, Windows install failed, I am assuming I just need to install the drivers, but I am more concerned about the boot up issue.
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If you're running the Raid0 (and I suspect you will be) on the ICH10R... I had the same problem, and gave up in the end... moved my O/S drives across to the perc and abandoned the ICHxR chipset.

Solved all my issues
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So, what? I need to turn off the ICH10 controller for the bios to see it?
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Ok, so I reseated the card and it is coming up, it did give me an error about the battery, but when I rebooted after going in the menu I did not get that error again, so I assume it just need to charge.

So now I need to install the drivers in Windows and see if that fixes that issue. Should I flash it to the LSI bios before installing the driver or should I even bother with the LSI flash?
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Ok, so the system says it has the latest driver, but it still cannot start the card. Hmmm, can I flash to the LSI bios without it actually working in windows? I think I will try.
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