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i guess i have to get use to cool instead of warm boots
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Is no one else able to help me with the problem I've been having for over a month?
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Does anyone know what the part number for the battery pack for the Perc 6i controller is? I looked everywhere to try to order it.
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I get an error which says "Setup was unable to create a new system partition or locate an existing system partition. See the Setup log files for more information."
I had the same problem when tried to install W7 and I had PERC's volume set as primary/boot in mobo BIOS - installer can't write boot informations because there was no system/boot drive.
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A few weeks ago I did the online array expansion to increase my RAID5 from 3 x 500GB (1TB) to 5 x 500GB (2TB). Since then the computer has been extremely unstable, but only when accessing the RAID. When accessing the RAID over the network it seems slightly more stable, but often when I try to copy a file over the network or just to another location on the RAID it will cause the system to reboot. It also happens when I open a folder and the list of files is still being populated.
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I don't think the problem is Windows based because when I try to run GParted off a LiveUSB or LiveCD the computer reboots when it starts to boot (as does every partitioning software I have tried through Windows).
maybe a little bit stupid question to ask ... but why not

do you have GOOD cooling for PERC's chipset ?

and maybe your card is screwed too firmly - try to loosen screw
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Does anyone know what the part number for the battery pack for the Perc 6i controller is? I looked everywhere to try to order it.
the same battery as for PERC 5i - FR463, NU209, U8735, XJ547, etc.
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maybe a little bit stupid question to ask ... but why not

do you have GOOD cooling for PERC's chipset ?

and maybe your card is screwed too firmly - try to loosen screw
The chip that comes with the heatsink still has the stock one, the other chip has 3 Enzotech memory heatsinks on it, and there is an Antec Spotcool on high setting blowing directly at it. I'm not sure which screws you mean. The ones that hold it onto the PCI bracket? I don't think they are the problem because the RAID was working fine before I added the two HDDs. I wish I could reinitialize the RAID, but I have ~600GB of stuff that I don't want to lose, and I can't back it up because I can't even copy a DVD image off without the PC rebooting.

Happy for any help, even if it seems to be a stupid question! (Especially since I often make stupid mistakes!)
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The chip that comes with the heatsink still has the stock one, the other chip has 3 Enzotech memory heatsinks on it, and there is an Antec Spotcool on high setting blowing directly at it. I'm not sure which screws you mean. The ones that hold it onto the PCI bracket? I don't think they are the problem because the RAID was working fine before I added the two HDDs. I wish I could reinitialize the RAID, but I have ~600GB of stuff that I don't want to lose, and I can't back it up because I can't even copy a DVD image off without the PC rebooting.

Happy for any help, even if it seems to be a stupid question! (Especially since I often make stupid mistakes!)
yes - PCI bracket screw - and maybe you should reinsert card - because maybe when you have added drives - you moved it a little bit in slot ... do you have pin mod ? if yes - check it again ...

if this won't help - try to install three other drives to check if number of drives isn't a problem ... you should be able to import a foreign config later ...

or just degrade your rig by disconnecting one of drives - maybe then you can make backup ?

I think your problem is hardware problem - to many drives, broken card, overheated card, pin mod need refreshing, bad cables, etc.
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anyone?

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Hi there, I am trying to optimise my OS by disabling as many uneccessary services as possible. There are a number of services that run in the background after installing the LSI MegaRAID storage manager.
I was after some advice as wo whether or not it is safe/wise to turn these services off? And if anyoone knows exaclty what these services do other than monitoring the RAID and if they improve teh performance of the RAID or not.

They are:

mrmonitor.exe
javaw.exe
popup.exe
VivaldiFramework.exe

I am running the 5i in a P6T with 7x 1.5TB seqagetes in RAID5...
post #3130 of 7150
Well guys I'm still loving the PERC card. I'm wondering something though....is it possible to expand a RAID 5 array by adding another blank hard drive? I would like to expand my array soon....


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anyone?
Well javaw is actually a component of java, so I wouldn't keep that one from starting up.
TBH I doubt you're going to see much of a difference from preventing these from starting up.........I mean are you really hurting that bad on RAM?
Anyhow, I have prevented them from starting up in the past, and you should be fine. Keep in mind that you won't receive any notifications if a drive dies and your array goes to degraded, which is a huge benefit.........
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