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IMO it is a lot nicer like that as you don't even have to screw in your video cards.
hahahahaha Oh my god you have no idea how much I love that!!
    
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Click it and view the large pic (1MB) and you will see how the fan is... might be harder to do that on a vertical setup
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I set up for the winter in the downstairs guest room... its much colder and much better airflow because of the large screen door I leave open at night
    
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Ok, so using the perc 5i for a raid 5 array and downloading files directly to the array causes those files to be corrupt. Right now I have it set to use no read ahead policy and write through and the files still get corrupt. BBU is attached and the MSM sees the BBU in good condition and fully charged. The array also shows as being in good condition. I'm at a loss...
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do a check for your RAM
    
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How do you force a flash to an old firmware?
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How do you force a flash to an old firmware?
Add a -NoVerChk to the cmd line
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I posted a couple days ago about the check box for write back in the management software always being checked. Which it is, but the option is actually off. However, after using it for a couple days now I have run into a problem.

I have all my pcs on the network setup so that any files they download go straight to the file server, the raid 5 array is a share and setup as a mapped drive on all my pcs. If I have adaptive read ahead set for the read policy all my downloads have a 50/50 chance of being corrupt. Just looking for suggestions on what could be the cause of this as I get a huge performance increase using adaptive read ahead (at least according to hdtach and hdtuner pro).

Here's my server setup:
vista business 64bit w/sp1, tcpip patched for 100 connections
celeron 1200 @ 3ghz
4gb ddr2 800
74gb adfd raptor as OS and pagefile
4x750gb samsung f1's as raid 5 array
perc 5i using LSI v61 firmware and latest drivers from LSI
megaraid storage manager is v2.35-0
I have a BBU, the MSM says it is in good shape and fully charged.


Thanks,
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Have you check the array consistency? There is an option in the MSM.

IF you download a file to the Raptor, are there corruption issues as well?
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I am still a little nervous from the raid configuration. Can anyone confirm that a Initialization after the reconfiguration would have wiped out my data?
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No!

I just upgraded my Raid 5 from 4x1TB Hdds to 5x1TB Hdds. Nearly 2 days.
After Rebuilding it started a Background Initialization. Lastet for about 5 hours. Everything is fine.

But the Raid Management Software from LSI did that automatically. I did not initiate it.

All files intact and up.
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