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post #671 of 7150
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Originally Posted by JustusIV View Post
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
Most of sata hotswap enclosures use standard Sata cables. Only on some of the more complex enclosures you need crossover cables. You will be fine with that enclosure with the standard straight thru cables you are using.
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Does perc 5/i really work with 512mb? Because all the official LSI docs mention 256mb and that's it. So did anyone get 512mb working?
btw, newegg only has 512mb registered ECC DDR2 400mhz dimm
Is this the one I want? I thought it had to be unbuffered AND unregistered.
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I thought it had to be registered AND buffered 0.o

Silly me forgot to format the array before I went to bed. Great -.-

Guess I'll be installing windows after I get back from the gym...

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post #674 of 7150
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Does perc 5/i really work with 512mb?
yes it does, I have it up with 512MB.

My earlier post:
http://www.overclock.net/hard-drives...ml#post4840955
post #675 of 7150
My (degraded - 3 disk) RAID5 array. I'll add my fourth disk after I install windows on the array and can work with it.



Thoughts? Going to go shower while I install windows.

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Or not...apparently Windows can't see my array when I'm trying to install.

Are there any drivers I need for it to see the array?

EDIT: A ha! Did a cold start and it worked. It appears I have the same problems as most others with soft boots (restarts/sleep). Good thing I never put it to sleep and I don't have a problem with shutting down/starting up manually.

Off to work! I'm glad I got this installing before I had to leave.

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Edited by Havegooda - 12/2/08 at 4:48pm
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I hate you guys......I wish I had a spare PCI-E slot for this controller
I have 2 more WD Caviars in the mail for 4x500 GB RAID 0. This would fit that setup nicely.......
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Time for a new board!

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That is pretty lame that your board only has two PCIe slots
    
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Time for a new board!

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Or get a single HD4870!
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