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I had trouble finding a good PERC card with the battery (I have random power outages in my house, thank you CA ).......so I just purchased an IBM branded LSI 8480E. It was $269 (after shipping) but it is a complete unit, open box but guaranteed not to be DOA.

Hope to have it next week and get my 4 drive array up on RAID 5 this time. Loosing 1TB of data once is enough.

Funny thing though, the 8480E uses external SFF8470 connectors (which is no big deal, just going to route the cables back inside the case through another expansion slot), but the cables to go from 8470 to 4 SATA connectors are $50, 10 times the one linked in the first post for SFF8484. Figures. LOL

I plan to look into water cooling mine, but will have to use a fan for now.

Thanks for the heads up on this cool card and setup.
Edited by Thumper - 10/15/08 at 8:41pm
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I just skimmed the entire thread and didn't see anyone having the same problems (found similar problems though), so I figured I'd post up to see if anyone had any insight. Just got a 5/i off ebay (tray mounted model), did the pin mod, and the card showed up without issue on my Gigabyte GA-P965-DS3 motherboard, so so far, so good. Had the cables show up tonight (cables linked in first post from wiredzone), so I decided to try to add the drive from the card bios. 5/i reports 0 logical devices found, and when I enter the (stock dell) bios (I'd rather confirm the card as working before messing with it further), there's no drives reported. I should be able to see drives/build arrays from the card bios, right? All my 3ware cards have allowed me such.
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I just skimmed the entire thread and didn't see anyone having the same problems (found similar problems though), so I figured I'd post up to see if anyone had any insight. Just got a 5/i off ebay (tray mounted model), did the pin mod, and the card showed up without issue on my Gigabyte GA-P965-DS3 motherboard, so so far, so good. Had the cables show up tonight (cables linked in first post from wiredzone), so I decided to try to add the drive from the card bios. 5/i reports 0 logical devices found, and when I enter the (stock dell) bios (I'd rather confirm the card as working before messing with it further), there's no drives reported. I should be able to see drives/build arrays from the card bios, right? All my 3ware cards have allowed me such.
Yes, they should be available in the card BIOS as usual.

Did you try using the other plug on the board? Try using a different drive? Try using a different plug on the cable?



Edit: On a side note, I'm still looking for a waterblock for this card . Still can't find anything anywhere.
Edited by Manyak - 10/15/08 at 9:13pm
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Yes, they should be available in the card BIOS as usual.

Did you try using the other plug on the board? Try using a different drive? Try using a different plug on the cable?



Edit: On a side note, I'm still looking for a waterblock for this card . Still can't find anything anywhere.
Tried both plugs on the 5/i, tried both cables that I ordered (system will eventually be built out to 8 drives, so I figured I'd order two upfront), tried different plugs on the cables (1+2, then 1+4), and the hdds are 2 brand new 500gb Seagate drives that I picked up on my way home to test with. I can feel that the drives are spun up.

I'll try connecting a single drive to the 5/i as well as making sure the drives are good by hooking them up to the sata ports on the mainboard when I get home. I'm also going to throw server 2k8 on a spare drive so i can load the raid manager software under windows and see if that allows me anything (pc runs xp/vista otherwise).
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I have tried the SuperMicro CBL-0103L with SuperMicro CSE-M35T1 and Dell PERC 6/i -- this combo does not work.

When I replaced the CBL-0103L with StarTech's SAS84S450, everything started to work.

The drive cage is about $120 after shipping. (newegg.com or pcconnection.com)
The cable is about $26 (yes, you can get it from dell.com)
The PERC 6/i is about $250 (this contains battery backup, SAS/SATA cable with power injector to use with PE T605, and the card already have bracket to use with any white-box cases.

card: http://accessories.us.dell.com/sna/p...4&sku=341-7212

cable: http://www.startech.com/item/SAS84S4...ATA-Cable.aspx or http://accessories.us.dell.com/sna/p...9&sku=A1275035

I've got it to work. Now I need a Storage Management software to manage the volume or virtual disks in the OS (Fedora 9 or Windows 2003/2008, etc.) Any ideas, anyone?

Thanks.
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The SAS/SATA cable pinout that works with PERC 6/i is available at:
http://www.cs-electronics.com/PDF/10...m%20p2_doc.pdf
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I plan to look into water cooling mine, but will have to use a fan for now.

Thanks for the heads up on this cool card and setup.
Let us know how that goes I'm planning to as well.

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Edit: On a side note, I'm still looking for a waterblock for this card . Still can't find anything anywhere.
Ditto

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The PERC 6/i is about $250 (this contains battery backup, SAS/SATA cable with power injector to use with PE T605, and the card already have bracket to use with any white-box cases.
Can you configure arrays in its own BIOS?

Also, what mobo do you run it in?

Is #5,#6 pin-mod applicable (and required?) for this card?

What LSI card is equivalent to Perc 6/i?

Thanks!
Edited by xpeh78 - 10/16/08 at 11:26am
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Originally Posted by SoulkeepHL View Post
I just skimmed the entire thread and didn't see anyone having the same problems (found similar problems though), so I figured I'd post up to see if anyone had any insight. Just got a 5/i off ebay (tray mounted model), did the pin mod, and the card showed up without issue on my Gigabyte GA-P965-DS3 motherboard, so so far, so good. Had the cables show up tonight (cables linked in first post from wiredzone), so I decided to try to add the drive from the card bios. 5/i reports 0 logical devices found, and when I enter the (stock dell) bios (I'd rather confirm the card as working before messing with it further), there's no drives reported. I should be able to see drives/build arrays from the card bios, right? All my 3ware cards have allowed me such.
I had the same problems post was a page or 2 back. The cables in the first post work but with a sata back plane, if you look at the description it says crossover cable. You need straight thru cables like the adaptec ones sold on the same site.
**DUCKIEHO** if you read this change the link to straight thru cables because the crossover cable doesnt work without a Sata Backplane.
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Guys my RAID Card arrived today but it its mounted on this tray thing... It will not fit on my mobo with the tray, am I supposed to remove the tray and is there an issue with not having a PCI bracket? I could make one from an old device but Im rather curious about the PCI bracket thing.....

and how do i get the loops converted to screw holes like mentioned in the guide other than the linked part... can those be found at a hardware store? the link is out of stock
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