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Would like to say that this has been a great and informative thread and would like to say thanks for everyone input! Just finishing up my Server/Gaming/Media Center computer and it has been a chore. Works great except for a cold boot problem-must disconnect BBU in order to boot up (must do a reboot to get the BBU online)

The only thing that I was wondering is what it means when it say that the drives are not certified .


Running 3x640 black WD Raid0 on the intel raid controller - 5x1.5tb (Seagate) Raid5 512kb -3x750gb (WD) Raid5 . Had to do the tape trick in order for me to boot up on my Gigabyte MB. Had some trouble with a defective SAS cable. Its great that I have everything in one case and organized.
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Well I received my card today, and it ALMOST looks like the item I bought, save for one thing: http://i10.ebayimg.com/05/i/001/44/90/0e82_2.JPG

See that red/black cable there? That's NOT the BBU, as I thought. So now I have to go through Dell or Ebay and find a BBU that will work with the Perc 6.

Anyone know if the 5/i one is compatible?

edit: haha holy ****, highway robbery, Dell wants $129 for a refurb BBU

Does anyone know if a 5/i BBU will work with a 6/i controller? I'm looking at the 5/i BBU on Dell.com and both it and the 6/i BBU are 7WHR batteries, does the 6/i BBU have a special cache or anything built into it?
Edited by Wicaeed - 4/29/09 at 4:09pm
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Originally Posted by Wicaeed View Post
Well I received my card today, and it ALMOST looks like the item I bought, save for one thing: http://i10.ebayimg.com/05/i/001/44/90/0e82_2.JPG

See that red/black cable there? That's NOT the BBU, as I thought. So now I have to go through Dell or Ebay and find a BBU that will work with the Perc 6.

Anyone know if the 5/i one is compatible?

edit: haha holy ****, highway robbery, Dell wants $129 for a refurb BBU

Does anyone know if a 5/i BBU will work with a 6/i controller? I'm looking at the 5/i BBU on Dell.com and both it and the 6/i BBU are 7WHR batteries, does the 6/i BBU have a special cache or anything built into it?
I believe that cable is for HDD LED. I had the same on the SAS 5/iR I replaced in my Dell server, and accidentally left it attached to the 5/iR after I took it out. Now I have no HDD LED displaying on the case.

If you don't have a Dell server, I'm not sure if those pins can be used.

I have both a 5/i and 6/i on hand at present. The battery "type #" is different, however they look identical and have the same rating and capacity.

5/i Type #: FR463
6/i Type #: P9110
Rating (both): 3.7V
Capacity (both): 7WH

The BBU connector and cable for both cards look the same. The cache is built into the 6/i however the BBU, like the 5/i, is external.
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I believe that cable is for HDD LED. I had the same on the SAS 5/iR I replaced in my Dell server, and accidentally left it attached to the 5/iR after I took it out. Now I have no HDD LED displaying on the case.

If you don't have a Dell server, I'm not sure if those pins can be used.

I have both a 5/i and 6/i on hand at present. The battery "type #" is different, however they look identical and have the same rating and capacity.

5/i Type #: FR463
6/i Type #: P9110
Rating (both): 3.7V
Capacity (both): 7WH

The BBU connector and cable for both cards look the same. The cache is built into the 6/i however the BBU, like the 5/i, is external.
Thanks for the info. On the last part, are you saying that the 6/i cache (memory) is on the board while on the 5/i it's on a RAM stick so that can be upgraded, but the BBU will work with either?
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Thanks for the info. On the last part, are you saying that the 6/i cache (memory) is on the board while on the 5/i it's on a RAM stick so that can be upgraded,
That's correct. The 6/i has 256MB that cannot be upgraded, whereas the 5/i's can be upgraded to a 512MB ECC/Registered module.

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but the BBU will work with either?
The BBUs and cables look identical, and the BBUs have the same power output, however the BBUs have different part numbers. I've not tested so I cannot confirm, but my guess is that they are interchangeable.

Before trying, I'd wait for someone's more knowledgeable answer!

EDIT: My assumption based on this post is that they are interchangeable so should work okay.
Edited by stebie - 4/29/09 at 7:34pm
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Final question:

Does the BBU come with a battery cable or is that something that dell can gouge you for too?
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I would suspect a cable to come with the battery, but I'm not certain. Sellers on ebay provide the cable with battery, it seems...

Example ebay BBU + cable.
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I just bought that
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I have a new PERC 6/i card and battery I'm not using. My main board has RAID capability so i don't need it. Any ideas on what i should do with it?
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I have a new PERC 6/i card and battery I'm not using. My main board has RAID capability so i don't need it. Any ideas on what i should do with it?
Sell it? Give it away? Use it as a paperweight?
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