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Are you getting the 5/i or 6i?
I'm getting the 5/i.

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Originally Posted by DuckieHo View Post
Depends on what you want....
If I have to list preferances it would be

Performance
Fault Tollerance
Capacity

Basically I'm looking for the best possible solution for the 5/i and media. I'll have some important media so perhaps a 7xRAID5 with one backup drive or a
2xRAID0(3xRAID5) with one backup drive. If I go for the 1 backup drive which one would you recommend for Performance.

I have heard good things about Raid50 but also some conflicting information and very little figures. I was hoping someone might have some benchmarks on the 5/i
post #2302 of 7150
6x WD 1TB Black's

8MB block, 128k stripe, Always Read Ahead, Direct IO, Write Back

High CPU usage because SMP folding 24/7 on that rig.


Edited by Bonz(TM) - 4/28/09 at 4:08pm
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Having just bought a Dell Perc 6/i from ebay, what kind of port does it use? I know the connector is a PCI-E, but is that PCI-Express, the type that all new video cards use?

Because the mobo I am planning on installing it on only has one PCI-Express slot, and that is being used for the video card.

Uh oh...
post #2304 of 7150
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Originally Posted by Wicaeed View Post
Having just bought a Dell Perc 6/i from ebay, what kind of port does it use? I know the connector is a PCI-E, but is that PCI-Express, the type that all new video cards use?

Because the mobo I am planning on installing it on only has one PCI-Express slot, and that is being used for the video card.

Uh oh...
Yes, Uh oh.
post #2305 of 7150
Not a big uh oh

I just have to use it in my main box instead of my server box, no biggy, but it's good to know

Or I can buy a crappy PCI video card or something
post #2306 of 7150
Dear all,

We planning to buy a ML150 server but we wanted to use the Perc 5/i Raid Card rather than Smartarray E200.

Does anyone tried this and found it work or not?

Thanks.

John
post #2307 of 7150
First let me say,

DuckieHo I do believe your thread has contributed to quite the amount of new forum members. After all, it really is the only big place on the net to get firsthand info on this card.

beingacat,
It depends on the motherboard. I doubt anybody on this forums has a PERC 5/i with that exact mobo. Also, the PERC is not supported on any hardware except select Dell systems. The only thing I can tell you is to try it. They are very cheap. Pick up a used one for $100 on eBay and try it out. Best of luck to you.
post #2308 of 7150
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Dear all,

We planning to buy a ML150 server but we wanted to use the Perc 5/i Raid Card rather than Smartarray E200.

Does anyone tried this and found it work or not?

Thanks.

John
As you say 'we', it would appear that you are talking as a company. If that is indeed the case, I would strongly recommend NOT using the PERC in an HP server - instead get hold of a P-series HP card (from eBay if cost is an issue). You should be able to get support from HP for this type of card if your server is still under warranty (I believe if you use an HP card in an HP-certified compatible server, then the card is covered by the server's warranty).

For any kind of commercial operation, the support is far more important than saving a few pennies on installation. YOU (I assume you are the IT guy) might be happy playing round to get the PERC working on a budget, but it will be YOUR arse on the line if it goes wrong, and both HP and Dell won't offer any help. What if something craps out while you are on holiday? Or if the controller fails will your boss wait around while an eBay seller ships you a replacement card?

The PERCs are great for personal use, but unless your server is Dell & on the compatibility lists I wouldn't use it for buisness.
post #2309 of 7150
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Originally Posted by Wicaeed View Post
Not a big uh oh

I just have to use it in my main box instead of my server box, no biggy, but it's good to know

Or I can buy a crappy PCI video card or something
If it's for a server, take out the graphics card & use the cheapest, crappest, oldest pci card you can find (junk box, dumpster, ebay if you have to). Once the server is set up how you want it, take the card out to save a few pennies on the electric bill (but keep it handy, as some problems are easier to fix locally rather than via VNC/RPD).
post #2310 of 7150
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Originally Posted by Bonzâ„¢ View Post
DuckieHo I do believe your thread has contributed to quite the amount of new forum members. After all, it really is the only big place on the net to get firsthand info on this card.
Indeed

I've been reading these forums for a while but this thread is the one that pushed me to post for the first time, as I was setting up a system with a Perc5i. Not only I'm in love with my Perc5i now, but also enjoying these forums a lot. You guys rock.
    
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