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post #6851 of 7257
I tried the pin mod anyway and it did not work. I guess the only thing I can try is downgrading the BIOS to F4.

The PERC works fine on my desktop's GA-990XA-UD3, except in the bottom most PCIe slot, which I think is because that slot goes through the southbridge while the rest go through the northbridge.
post #6852 of 7257
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I tried the pin mod anyway and it did not work. I guess the only thing I can try is downgrading the BIOS to F4.

The PERC works fine on my desktop's GA-990XA-UD3, except in the bottom most PCIe slot, which I think is because that slot goes through the southbridge while the rest go through the northbridge.

I had the same issue with my GA-880GA-UD3H not working with the PERC, but my GA-970A-UD3 does.
Its most likely just a random BIOS incompatibility.
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Does anyone know how to get rid of the foreign configuration setting without deleting all data?

For PERC 5/I with 4 2TB drives in RAID 5.
Edited by Lailainoob - 3/31/14 at 5:33am
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Well not sure how you would do it but in the Dell Bios firmware there is an option to copy config from controller to drive or drive to controller. If what I think is happening you stuck a drive in that had a hardware config from it old raid group is this correct?
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Well not sure how you would do it but in the Dell Bios firmware there is an option to copy config from controller to drive or drive to controller. If what I think is happening you stuck a drive in that had a hardware config from it old raid group is this correct?

No it just goes completely missing.
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So it happened. The battery in my PERC 5/i went "below threshold" for a 256 MB cache stick, and needed replacing. Since I bought a new battery off ebay with higher capacity, and it could handle a 512MB cache module now, I bought one at the same time.

What I'm wondering now, is about how long of time could one expect from a brand new BBU battery for a PERC 5/i in a 24-7-365 machine before falling "below threshold" again for a 512MB module?

Also, I noticed my "new" battery is 1730mah "Full Capacity", even though it says "1900mah" for "Design Capacity", is this normal? It seems the battery is only operating at about 80% of design capacity.
post #6857 of 7257
Design is what cells have installed form maker ( e.g. 4x475mAh Cells ) , the absolute 100% and full capacity is what has remained up to toady's use/wear, it's the relative100%.


you can run the megacli commands concerning the battery to see the manuf date and if the above is correct.

MegaCli -AdpBbuCmd -GetBbuProperties -a0

MegaCli -AdpBbuCmd -GetBbuStatus -a0

MegaCli -AdpBbuCmd -GetBbuCapacityInfo -a0

MegaCli -AdpBbuCmd -GetBbuDesignInfo -a0

Ι can't remember which one shows what info, but you can run them all to see for yourself
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[...] brand new BBU battery [...]

I wouldn't be so sure it's "brand new" - rather "brand new, old stock" - especially if was bought off eBay ... so you shouldn't expect real full capacity.
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At work we mostly have dell servers. The weaker perc batteries last about 2 years while the better ones have not died for at least 5. I've noticed the batteries that dell sends for replacement are now using a hard plastic case rather then the soft rubbery one.
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Does anyone know how to bring a missing drive back online? And also my RAID seems to randomly fail at times, after an extended period of time being online.
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