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Originally Posted by aecro;15340202 
I can't decide on whether using Samsung HD204UI or WD20EADS/EARX. Any thoughts?

i can't speak for the Samsung, never used them. But i've had success with the WD "Raid Edition" drives...
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Originally Posted by aecro;15340202 
I can't decide on whether using Samsung HD204UI or WD20EADS/EARX. Any thoughts?
I have 4 x Samsung HD204UI drives in a RAID5 for the last 6 months or so. seem to work pretty well, i haven't had any drop outs at all.
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Originally Posted by JustusIV;15341244 
so i am going to reinstall going from vista to win7. I am not using the perc as a the os drive just storage any thing i need to be aware of? win7 have the drivers for the perk pre loaded?
there should be nothing to worry about. W7 has got the driver pre installed, but there also is an updated version on windows update as well.
Edited by A_Man_Eating_Duck - 10/17/11 at 10:36pm
post #5693 of 7172
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Originally Posted by A_Man_Eating_Duck;15350327 
I have 4 x Samsung HD204UI drives in a RAID5 for the last 6 months or so. seem to work pretty well, i haven't had any drop outs at all.

And how's the perfomance?
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how about this?

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I am using the latest LSI firmware (7.0.1-0083) on my PERC 5i and using a 512KB stripe size. I have noticed that when using a 64KB or 128KB stripe size on the dell firmware the writes would be higher than the reads in this benchmark.
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I think i'm sticking with the Dell Firmware, but the performance looks quite good. HD204UI it is, thanks smile.gif
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Just dropping back in after a month or so with my PERC5/i.

It occasionally disappears on a fresh boot, but other than that does exactly what I need (fault-protected, relatively inexpensive storage).

TIP: If you want to use Sleep but you have to pin-mod, you can't (the card will disappear on resume). Use Hibernate instead!
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I have no problems sleeping my PC using the 7.0.1-0083 firmware on my PERC 5i
Sorry you are correct about sleeping the PC and the PERC 5i disappearing. The Drives still show up in windows but you can't access them.
Edited by A_Man_Eating_Duck - 10/19/11 at 9:21pm
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I can't decide on whether using Samsung HD204UI or WD20EADS/EARX. Any thoughts?
Yes, interesting question, I would love to hear which (preferably silent and cheap) 2TB harddrives people have good experience with (reliable arrays) in hardware RAID.

I planned to get Hitachi 5k3000's after researching one or two months ago, but their availability is really bad now...
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I've been running three 1.5tb drives in a RAID 5 array. The primary virtual disk is 500gb mbr and the remaining space is formatted in gpt. Now, I remember adding drives to these controllers and it was as simple as right-clicking the vd and selecting the reconstruction wizard under advanced (or something similar).

I just added to physical disks and in the megaraid storage manager (version 2.35-1), they are marked as unconfigured and good but when I right-click a vd, I have no option for the reconstruction wizard. confused.gif
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Hopefully someone here can help me out:

I cannot for the life of me get Windows 7 to recognize a driver for the perc.

I'm trying desperately to get a RAID10 for storage up and running so that I can access it from two OSs: Windows 7 Enterprise x64 and Ubuntu 10.04LTS

I'm running an EVGA X58 SLI LE mobo flashed to the latest fw (E757_83)
I have a Perc5/i w bbu and 512k flashed to the latest LSI fw (7.0.1-0083)

The OSs are on separate partitions on a 1.5TB Barracuda 7200.11 running off the mobo SATA (Although I have successfully booted off the Perc)

I have tried every driver I can think of (Windows 7 on-disk, and after windows update, LSI x64 versions for XP, 2k3, 2k8, vista, and 7) but I still get that horrifically useless Code 10.

I have board posts no prob w/ or w/out the pin mod.

Ubuntu boots fine (even off the perc itself)

I have read that it could be a mobo bios issue in reference to some other EVGA boards, but they were pre-X58.

Does anybody have any ideas? Is this issue specific to Win 7? Will switching to XP, or 2K8 resolve it?

If there is no way to make this work can someone recommend a different branded card model that I can pick up on Ebay? (Or Possibly, less expensively at this point, a different Core i7 mobo :-P )

I'm a total HW RAID noob, I've been at this for about a month now, and I'm at my wits end. I'm open to any suggestions. Please help!

TIA
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