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Does your machine warm/soft - boot properly or requires a complete power down for the PERC to be detected with .60/.61 FW??
When I first got the card the battery was bad, I flashed with the firmware from LSI and all was fine. When I put the battery was in I started having problems with softboot. I still have HDDs in the ICH9R so if it doesnt come up on soft boot I have to restart go into bios, reset HDDs and then shut down and restart. I removed the battery and it will soft boot fine. I think it has to do with the battery, not letting the card reset on soft reboot.
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post #622 of 7150
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I think it has to do with the battery, not letting the card reset on soft reboot.
I think so too, and that sux big time ... I won't let 512MB cache run without battery => .51 FW for me for now.
Edited by xpeh78 - 11/14/08 at 1:57pm
post #623 of 7150
I don't know if this has been answered already on the last 62 pages, but can you migrate a RAID-Array from Intel ICH to PERC 5 or 6?
I know some LSI Controller can, maybe someone knows about the PERCs.
Edited by MESeidel - 11/14/08 at 5:18pm
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I don't know if this has been answered already on the last 62 pages, but can you migrate a RAID-Array from Intel ICH to PERC 5 or 6?
I know some LSI Controller can, maybe someone knows about the PERCs.
When I moved drives over to the Perc5/i I didnt try to see if it would import foreign configuration. I then moved the drives back because I added another drive to the other array and only have one cable. When I put it back to the ICH9R it saw it and worked. Its backward compatible with raid 0 dont know if it will accept one, I would try it for you but I need another cable. I want to get one next week if I can get some funds. I will try to and see what happens.
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I think so too, and that sux big time ... I won't let 512MB cache run without battery => .51 FW for me for now.
It wouldn't be so bad if I could get another cable and take the other 2 arrays off the ICH9R and then I wouldn't have to go into bios after a soft reboot.
Is it possible to downgrade firmware and where can I find the older bios?
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how do I disable BBU check

I want to enable write back caching before I get my battery in .....

EDIT: well I got write back to apparently work

however on a 64k stripe my benchmarks are still flat for the first 70%, topping out around 285MBPS to 300MBPS depending on block size, but it is 100 % flat then at the very end it tapers off

What am I to do to fix this? my OS is no longer on the drive so results are very consistent. I am booting off an external drive to bench the RAID array
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When you said you flashed your bios 3 times did you flash it with the newest firmware or did you roll back the firmware. Its possible that the newest firmware just doesnt allow writeback to be enabled without the BBU. What did the seller say or are you just buying a new battery.
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I flashed to newer versions each time

The seller has responded on Thursday saying they will reimburse me for the cost of the battery. I asked how much they would reimburse me for a particular item and am waiting a response
    
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Well the link a few pages back is a good seller, he shipped the next morning and it took 2 days to get it priority. I would also try an older version of the firmware.
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Can't I just use CLI to disable BBU check

I dont like flashing to old firmware. its "old" for a reason.
    
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