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post #5811 of 7150
Blinux,
I am not able to help right now as I haven't received mine yet, but I'll let you know when I do if you haven't found someone else.

DW
post #5812 of 7150
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Originally Posted by rsands16 View Post

Thanks, deskwizard for your help, much appreciated.
How do i update the firmware, can this be done through LSI megaraid manager, or though bios etc. rolleyes.gif
Also which is better latest dell firmware or LSI????

If you want to be 100% safe with large arrays (4TB+) then stick with the latest Dell Firmware.
if you want some more speed, risk of the card disappearing at warm reboot and possible data corruption on large arrays then then install the latest LSI firmware.

To update the Dell firmware

Download the Dell firmware from this link (works fine on 32bit and 64bit OSs)

http://www.dell.com/support/drivers/us/en/04/DriverDetails/DriverFileFormats?c=us&l=en&s=bsd&cs=04&DriverId=R189337

Choose the windows one (second one down) and double click the firmware exe and it will ask you if you want to update your firmware, click yes, wait for it to complete and then reboot your machine.

EDIT:

One more thing to note, your disk arrays will be fine going up firmware versions but they will be lost if you go down firmware versions (if you haven't save your array config before hand, you will need to manually import the config)
Edited by A_Man_Eating_Duck - 1/25/12 at 9:53pm
post #5813 of 7150
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Blinux,
I am not able to help right now as I haven't received mine yet, but I'll let you know when I do if you haven't found someone else.
DW

that would be awesome, thanks!
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post #5814 of 7150
Sounds like a no brainer then, latest Dell firmware it is then. biggrin.gif

Might not get chance to update til the weekend.

Thanks everyone for your help.
post #5815 of 7150
Ok, quick question:

I have searched for this info and should know it, but, I am trying to flash the firmware on my hard drives, but cannot get Seatools to see any of my drives. I have tried many configs, but am currently lost...

Thanks in advance!

I have a perc5i (built in to a dell 1950)
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post #5816 of 7150
I'm pretty sure that is normal, you'll need to unplug the drive you want to test from the perc and plug it in to the onboard sata port.
post #5817 of 7150
I second that.

Also, motherboard ports MIGHT have to be set to IDE mode in BIOS.
I know I had to for my WD's.

DW
Edited by deskwizard - 1/27/12 at 4:11am
post #5818 of 7150
SAS drives are not compatible with the SATA ports... Should have mentioned they were SAS drives.

I know there is _supposed_ to be a way to put these cards into "pass through mode" (non raid), but I have not found any information on doing this.

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post #5819 of 7150
Oh yeah, won't work with SAS drives obviously!

I think the only way to "passthrough" with the Perc is to do a single drive raid-0.

Like always, feel free to enlight me if I'm wrong!

DW

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Had to say... Love the quote you have in your signature !
post #5820 of 7150
Now my turn to have a question...

Anyone have experience with either the WD20EARS/WD20EARX and the Seagate ST2000DL003 ?

I already have 4x WD15EARS that are going to be raid-5 + hot spare.

I will need to buy drives to transfer data once my Perc gets here, and those two are 5$ of each other...

I know about WD's TLDR issues, but I'm not familiar if Seagates has something similar.

Any input will be greatly appreciated!

Thanks!

DW
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