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I just bought a Perc 6i card only and I'm looking to find the cheapeast SAS SFF-8484 to 4x SATA connector cable possible. The best thing I can find is $16 for this cable.

http://cgi.ebay.com/New-32-Pin-SAS-S...item4cec8c1aa5

Does that cable look right for connection directly to SATA drives?

Anyone have tips on where to find a pci bracket on the cheap for placement on the perc 6i? Can you flash the 6i with LSi firmware?

Thanks!
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I just bought a Perc 6i card only and I'm looking to find the cheapeast SAS SFF-8484 to 4x SATA connector cable possible. The best thing I can find is $16 for this cable.
That's the right cable, but keep shopping, you should be able to find them around $10.
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So any suggestions on where these cables can be found at that price?
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So any suggestions on where these cables can be found at that price?
http://www.google.com/products

First one I found was $9.99.
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Interesting, I searched that and didn't get the results, must have used different words. Hopefully that site is semi-reputable and will deliver fast. Now to find a good pci bracket for the card and I'm set.
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Whoa, was in exams, one exam left...

Hey, Duckie, odd scenario for you... Perc card read the SATA drives, so no need to flash. But... How would this magic happen?

I rebuilt my PC in another case, still wouldnt read, but it installed a bunch of crap (USB and etc) from my case, and then BAM, card read drives....

I'm thinking that something didn't install right initially, and the fact that it was scanning for new hardware lead it to find it. Just me gander at a guess.
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Whoa, was in exams, one exam left...

Hey, Duckie, odd scenario for you... Perc card read the SATA drives, so no need to flash. But... How would this magic happen?

I rebuilt my PC in another case, still wouldnt read, but it installed a bunch of crap (USB and etc) from my case, and then BAM, card read drives....

I'm thinking that something didn't install right initially, and the fact that it was scanning for new hardware lead it to find it. Just me gander at a guess.
The PERC Driver probably was borked, or not installed.
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Hello All,
Two questions:
1.) I'm looking to add another drive to my RAID 5 on my PERC 6 card, and I was wondering if I can do so without losing anything that's on the VD in Windows right now.

2.) When I add my next drive, my VD will be roughly 2.8TB and is currently in MBR mode and need to switch to GPT mode so it will show the whole volume...will I lose any data when I do this? Will this format the volume?

Before everybody says, "You should always backup". I'd like to hear from some people that has done this themselves and hear how everything went. And honestly, I don't have anywhere big enough to put all the stuff on the RAID, so I was hoping I wouldn't have to
    
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2.) When I add my next drive, my VD will be roughly 2.8TB and is currently in MBR mode and need to switch to GPT mode so it will show the whole volume...will I lose any data when I do this? Will this format the volume?
Converting the disk to GPT is destructive; everything on the disk will be lost.
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Converting the disk to GPT is destructive; everything on the disk will be lost.
Dangit! That means I'm going to have to buy a 2TB external drive.
    
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