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post #661 of 7150
Testing my perc:

ATTO



hd tune 32gb partition



hd tach 32gb partition



Hd tach:



Hd tune



Stripe: 128k

Read policy: adaptive

Default write policy: write back

IO policy: direct IO

Disk cache policy: enabled

post #662 of 7150
Woot, finally setting up my RAID5 array I suppose I gotta wait for everything to initialize...



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post #663 of 7150
lol, nice

I might consider upgrading my drives soon but I am not sure it is worth doing.... I have a rather high lacency of like 15ms but I am not sure that really matters

And what does adding more RAM cache do for the RAID card?
    
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I have problem though. I want to add watercooling to it and I'm giving one to brother and he's going to aircool his.
Questions:

1. Do I need this MegaCLI to flash to newest BIOS?

2. What happens if you put in 1gig ECC memory?

3. I tried getting the Microcool P4 Hook Adapter from eMachines but they are OOS. Anyone have extras they'd be willing to sell?

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Originally Posted by Eternalightwithin View Post
2. What happens if you put in 1gig ECC memory?

3. I tried getting the Microcool P4 Hook Adapter from eMachines but they are OOS. Anyone have extras they'd be willing to sell?
It only supports up to 512MB... so dunno. It should still work... but then again, it may not.

You might want to look for a threaded j-hook or l-hook but something this small is hard to find.
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post #666 of 7150
If you are trying to attatch a cooler

Try what I did here: http://www.overclock.net/4869703-post594.html

MegaCLI is a small appl that you execute via CMD prompt. its very easy.

The easiest way to do it since the CMD prompt defaults to your documents folder is to just drop the MegaCLI.exe right in that folder that way you just open CMD and paste in your commands (or type) and flash is done in about 30 seconds.

You can also flash via MegaRAID storage manager but you have to install the software for that
    
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Quote:
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It only supports up to 512MB... so dunno. It should still work... but then again, it may not.
The system doesn't see it with 1GB and 2GB sticks. Tried it.
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The system doesn't see it with 1GB and 2GB sticks. Tried it.
you sure it was ECC registered RAM? Ive made that mistake before
    
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I am thinking about getting a hot swappable hard drive chassis, for use with my perc 5i. Is there anything i should be aware of? All of the hot swap chassis use backplanes etc, how will this effect it?

Something like this
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817994028
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That would be cool and work nicely IMO, it would clean up the cables very well too

However I cant justify $100 for a container :/ I could very well build myself an aluminum box to hold my drives with a fan on it (already have something similar) and fab up my own pre-spaced SATA power plugs chained up then use the cables from the RAID card connector that I got and just have them zip tied nicely
    
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