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post #2641 of 7150
hi - new problem

I have 6x ST336754SS (Seagate) - 35003.0 MB - "Coerced Size" - 34432.0 MB - now I have one extra drive - MAX3036RC (Fujitsu) - which is ONLY 34732.0 MB - "Coerced Size" - 34176.0 MB ...
I want to keep one drive as spare drive ...

My current RAID 5 array is build from 4x Seagate drives - when I try to use Reconstruction Wizard to add new drives - I can't select Fujitsu drive - it isn't listed ... I can build new array from 2x Seagate and 1x Fujitsu - then Seagate drives have bigger RESERVED space

question is - do I need to backup data and create array again ... or is there any other way to shrink current array ?

or maybe I can convert RAID 5 to RAID 0 and then add Fujitsu drive and convert again to RAID 5 - but I don't see option to select destination size ...

or maybe DATA BLOCK LENGTH was changed from 512 bytes to some bigger value ? how I can check and change this ?
post #2642 of 7150
ONE URGENT ISSUE.

After flashing to LSI FW with 6/i, Ctrl+R does not work.
I need that to set array for boot os.

Tried to flash back to DELL firmware, but can't really figure out how.

Anyone that knows either how to fix the CTRL+R or flash from LSI to DELL, please help!
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post #2643 of 7150
Quote:
Originally Posted by crazcookye View Post
ONE URGENT ISSUE.

After flashing to LSI FW with 6/i, Ctrl+R does not work.
I need that to set array for boot os.

Tried to flash back to DELL firmware, but can't really figure out how.

Anyone that knows either how to fix the CTRL+R or flash from LSI to DELL, please help!
Fixed...ARG.

There were two firmware for the 6/i. One is adaptor and one integrated.

Turns out......I need the integrated firmware...who would have known..
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post #2644 of 7150
Quote:
Originally Posted by crazcookye View Post
Fixed...ARG.

There were two firmware for the 6/i. One is adaptor and one integrated.

Turns out......I need the integrated firmware...who would have known..
YOu have the PERC 6/i.

The i = intergrated.

Just as an FYI.
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post #2645 of 7150
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Tator Tot View Post
YOu have the PERC 6/i.

The i = intergrated.

Just as an FYI.
I thought i was internal? e for external?
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post #2646 of 7150
Quote:
Originally Posted by DuckieHo View Post
I thought i was internal? e for external?
yeah, I was mixing up my words. Good catch duckie.

Either way, it's good to hear you got your issues sorted out.
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post #2647 of 7150
Tip:

I got the integrated version of the controller so I tried to find a pci bracket from my existing old stuff.

The pci bracket from an old Matrox Millenium perfectly fits on the perc!
post #2648 of 7150
I'm going to setting up my PERC 6i today, what all do I need to download from this website to get things up and running?

http://www.lsi.com/storage_home/prod...le=EN&remote=1
    
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Cracked 700mb/s with 8x seagate savvios In an x4 pci-e slot too. Raid0 though. Gonna do some raid5 tests and see if the mighty IOPS cpu can handle it
post #2650 of 7150
would I need to get a perc 5/i in order to really get good results, or would a cheapy $35 dollar raid card from fry's electronics work enough?
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