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Thx.

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2010/02...ied_hdds_only/

And everything because they care so much about customers
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Thx.

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2010/02...ied_hdds_only/

And everything because they care so much about customers
Actually I believe a new firmware allowed non-Dell drives (although I'm not 100% that it was actually released).

Best person to ask would be ComGuards - I remember I was having a chat with him about it a while back as he was looking at getting one but I can't find the PM now. Maybe PM him and ask?
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Actually I believe a new firmware allowed non-Dell drives (although I'm not 100% that it was actually released).

Best person to ask would be ComGuards - I remember I was having a chat with him about it a while back as he was looking at getting one but I can't find the PM now. Maybe PM him and ask?
Saw on Dell forum: "A Q2FY11 PERC Firmware Update is planned to allow non-Dell hard drives to be used with these controllers."

Q2FY11 ended like, August 2010... but I havent seen any news since then.

EDIT: OOH, same forum post:

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Originally Posted by Dell Forum
It was 12.3.0 that was released July 2010.



Download file: http://support.dell.com/support/down...&fileid=397306.

You can see it under the fixes and enhancements.

NOTE: this is not the latest version anymore.
Looks like you're in luck

Also, here's the latest firmware, released march 2011

http://support.dell.com/support/down...easeid=R287842
Edited by DJZeratul - 5/13/11 at 3:13am
    
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8 Samsung Spinpoint F4EG 2 TB $79.99x8 $639.92

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I've bought cheap PERC 6/i so in few days I'll be able to install both cards and make some tests if they will work together ...

Can anybody make some suggestions what and how should I test ?
I have few of each: 36GB/8mb/15k/3.5", 72GB/16mb/15k/3.5" and 300GB/16mb/10k/2.5"
OK - card arrived today Not installed yet - but question still remains - what and how should I test? Any suggestions ?
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The PERCs only show HD temps for SAS drives. SAS drives use a diferent temperature reporting method than SATA drives.
HD temps on SATA drives can be monitored by the SMART attributes. I don't know what tools in Windows world works with the PERC5/I, but in the open source world, 'smartmontools' is able to query SMART data from each drive via the PERC controllers; it should work on both SAS and SATA drives.
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HD temps on SATA drives can be monitored by the SMART attributes. I don't know what tools in Windows world works with the PERC5/I, but in the open source world, 'smartmontools' is able to query SMART data from each drive via the PERC controllers; it should work on both SAS and SATA drives.
smartmontolls works on windows also, with PERC support as of one of the newer betas. I haven't been able to find an automated solution to view SMART data though. I can view temps on a drive by drive basis via command line, but that is extremely clunky.
    
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smartmontolls works on windows also, with PERC support as of one of the newer betas. I haven't been able to find an automated solution to view SMART data though. I can view temps on a drive by drive basis via command line, but that is extremely clunky.
oh good. well, if the SMART interface is available to check the SMART data, which includes temps, then one should be able to write a program to monitor that data or even graph it.
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oh good. well, if the SMART interface is available to check the SMART data, which includes temps, then one should be able to write a program to monitor that data or even graph it.
one who is not as lazy as me may end up doing so
    
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one who is not as lazy as me may end up doing so
Ha ha ha! Well, my Win32 programming skills are too outdated by now... last time I did any programming on windows was VC++ with MFC.
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