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post #611 of 7194
Files downloaded to the raptor are fine. MSM shows the array as healthy/optimal. I have it running a consistency check now, 2hr estimated time to completion.

Thanks for this -NoVerChk, I could have swore I tried that though. If I were to flash back to the latest Dell firmware, what is the dell management app called for windows?
post #612 of 7194
RAM Problem? Sounds like that.
I´m note sure if you will be able to get the Dell firmware onto it again!

By the way " v61 " I thought 60 is the latest

7.0.1-0060 (APP-1.12.190-0507)

Thats funny: If I use the product link it point me to v60
http://www.lsi.com/storage_home/prod...08e/index.html
If I search via Downloads it shows me v61. Strange
I use V60 and have no problems.
Edited by tekkno_frank - 11/10/08 at 8:50am
post #613 of 7194
I don't have anyway to test the ram, none of my pcs will boot with it installed either by itself or mixed with my other ram. All my ram is 2gb sticks, will the perc boot with a 2gb stick in it?

If all else fails 512mb ECC ddr2 is only $15....
post #614 of 7194
Nope it won´t but not because of the 2GIG. You need registered RAM. Thats Server Ram. It has a ECC failure correction.

256 MB of ECC DDR2 memory (upgradable to 512MB)


See the first page!
post #615 of 7194
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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.
So you think i should proceed with the initialization even though it says data loss will occur?
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post #616 of 7194
Just finished configuring my PERC - to install drivers on WS2003, had to add a line with PCI/VEN/DEV ids to oemsetup.inf of the driver from LSI site. RAID manager from LSI works fine also.

4TB GPT disk works fine with WS2003 and over samba.

Looks like mine is capped at x1 PCIe - almost flat at 250MB/s ... I don't want to install the whole Sandra just to check PCIe link speed, any other options?
post #617 of 7194
Hello all,

First, I am sorry for my poor English, I am french...

I bought this card 1 year ago and I built a raid 5 array with 5 hdd of 500 Gb which running since without problem.

I would change my hdd to replace them with models of 1TB, is the limit of size array still exist ? (when I had tried at the beginning, the card did not want array of more than 2 TB (6*500GB drives at the time)

Otherwise, I wanted to know what the risks and benefits of to flash card with the Lsi's firmware ? Existing arrays always operate with the firmware LSI?

Finally, we can flash the firmware under linux? (the MegaCli is available but there is no risk with an array running at the same time?).

Thank you in advance
post #618 of 7194
v61 firmware comes from the 8408 product page... though when you download it 8480 is listed for the supported devices. I grabbed the v60 firmware from the 8480 product page and so far have had ZERO problems. Not really sure at this point how I ended up with the v61 firmware from the 8408 product page, either way according to the doc that comes with it there shouldn't have been any problems.
post #619 of 7194
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v61 firmware comes from the 8408 product page... though when you download it 8480 is listed for the supported devices. I grabbed the v60 firmware from the 8480 product page and so far have had ZERO problems. Not really sure at this point how I ended up with the v61 firmware from the 8408 product page, either way according to the doc that comes with it there shouldn't have been any problems.
Does your machine warm/soft - boot properly or requires a complete power down for the PERC to be detected with .60/.61 FW??
post #620 of 7194
Mine softreboots fine even with .60

MSI K9AG Neo 2 with Bios 1.70
PinMod and LSI Bios .60

No problem did it 2 MInutes ago!
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