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post #3041 of 7150
does anyone know if either dell or lsi are going to make official drivers for win7 x64 for this card? There is some issue i'm running into with this card under win7 x64 and trying to use avisynth when the source video is on a hard drive in raid attached to this card. The issue is that it doesnt work and eventually avisynth times out. If I put the source file on any other hard drive that is not attached to the 5/i avisynth works perfectly, but only when the video file is on the 5/i hard drives does it not want to work.
post #3042 of 7150
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Originally Posted by Dj.R View Post
hi,
i have perc5i with 4 drives in raid5 and 3 virtual drive .
i bought one more drive to expand the raid .
i added the drive to the perc5i and i see the drive in physical drive but i have not option to add this drive in "MegaRAID Storage Manager"
what the problem ? why i can not add the drive to my raid5 ?
http://i32.tinypic.com/omg7t.jpg
http://i32.tinypic.com/nqa3ap.jpg
....??
post #3043 of 7150
Quick PERC 5/E question

Does anyone know if the external connector on this card is SFF 8470.

We have a 5/e card lying around we'd want to run a small RAID 5 array on a lab system, and want to avoid buying a enclosure for it.

I've found cables online that are SFF8470 to Sata (http://www.tekramonline.com/Accessories_Cables.html - CB-SA70L)... wondering if they will work.
post #3044 of 7150
from a quick google and checking about 10 results i would say that the 5/E is SFF 8470
post #3045 of 7150
I don't see the correct PERC 'E' cable on that page I'm afraid.

You need the screw type connectors, not the latch or clip type ones. This is the one you want, but I don't know a US dealer that carries it. Shouldn't be that hard to find though.

Note that the cable I linked to has eSATA connectors, not SATA connectors. As it is an external cable you may struggle to find one with SATA connectors direct - you may need another adapter.

Just when you though SAS cabling couln't get any more confusing...
Edited by the_beast - 8/14/09 at 10:26am
post #3046 of 7150
http://www.computercablesource.com/s...host-1426.html

They exist, now to find them cheaper
post #3047 of 7150
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/ShowIm...d%20-%20Retail

yeah the gig ud5 is the only one i have seen that will almost work the only thing is even with my water cooled gpus there isnt enought room for a pci card because the water or even air coolers require 2 slots

unfortunatlly the standard sli layout boards that use slots 1 & 3 for dual sli wount work because the perc with sata cables woult allow for use of any sli bridg i have ever seen
well i went with the giga-UD5 mobo

once it hits the perc 5i where you hit ctrl-r it just loops right back to another hit ctrl-r
any suggestions

also my 5 1tb hdds in raid 5 has my 1 2t partition but i can not partition the rest of the hdd at all??? i can see it in disk mgmnt but the left over all options are greyed out other than properties

thanks
Edited by BillDavis - 8/16/09 at 5:29am
post #3048 of 7150
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Originally Posted by BillDavis View Post
well i went with the giga-UD5 mobo

once it hits the perc 5i where you hit ctrl-r it just loops right back to another hit ctrl-r
any suggestions

also my 5 1tb hdds in raid 5 has my 1 2t partition but i can not partition the rest of the hdd at all??? i can see it in disk mgmnt but the left over all options are greyed out other than properties

thanks
if you want a partition over 2 tb you need to use vista, or windows 7 and partition it using GUID (i think that's the name) partitioning instead of MBR. i'm not positive about linux's support for guid partitioning.
post #3049 of 7150
I must be dumb. How the heck do you flash the 6/i?

Here's what I'm doing:

MegaCli -adpfwflash -f SAS1078_FW_Image.rom -a0

CreateFile failed with error: 5

NO Controller found
ERROR:Could not detect controller.
Failed to get ControllerId List.
Failed to get CpController object.

Exit Code: 0x01




"NO controller found." ok??
it works fine, running a stripe array to test. But can't flash. please help.

Running Windows 7 x64, x48 chipset motherboard.
post #3050 of 7150
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Originally Posted by {core2duo}werd View Post
if you want a partition over 2 tb you need to use vista, or windows 7 and partition it using GUID (i think that's the name) partitioning instead of MBR. i'm not positive about linux's support for guid partitioning.
WS 2003 works like a charm as well. You'll need a GPT partition, which XP doesn't support.
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