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Does it still work?!



LOL, yep it still works fine! I've been running it for some time now. I slapped a 120mm Yate Loon below the card and it cools it down in a huge way.

My SATA to eSATA adapters arrived today, so I'm going to configure my RAID 5 array tonight......yay!
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Well this sucks. I got my eSATA to SATA connectors in today and hooked them up to the cables going to my icydock enclosure and the Perc isn't detecting the drives. Great. Here they are:
http://www.aerocooler.com/shop.cart?...od_id=CBLKM888
If anyone has any bright ideas I'm all ears. Is there an adapter that goes straight from SAS to eSATA?
Well I wonder if this will work?
http://www.provantage.com/cables-go-10251~7CBT9216.htm
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Do you guys think its worth me getting a PERC 5/i for my 3 WD 640GB AALS drives?
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Well this sucks. I got my eSATA to SATA connectors in today and hooked them up to the cables going to my icydock enclosure and the Perc isn't detecting the drives. Great. Here they are:
http://www.aerocooler.com/shop.cart?...od_id=CBLKM888
If anyone has any bright ideas I'm all ears. Is there an adapter that goes straight from SAS to eSATA?
Well I wonder if this will work?
http://www.provantage.com/cables-go-10251~7CBT9216.htm
eSATA isn't just a plug difference.. it is a tighter standard of SATA. I am not sure if SAS supports eSATA.


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Originally Posted by The_Rocker View Post
Do you guys think its worth me getting a PERC 5/i for my 3 WD 640GB AALS drives?
Only if you want to experiment. While you will get a performance increase, the hardware controller shines in complex RAID or larger number of drives.


For 3x RAID0 Raptor 74GB 8MB:
RAID0 write speeds went from 165MB/s to 180MB/s but less consistent.
RAID 0 read speed went from 162MB/s to 182MB/s and MUCH more consistent.
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eSATA isn't just a plug difference.. it is a tighter standard of SATA. I am not sure if SAS supports eSATA.



Only if you want to experiment. While you will get a performance increase, the hardware controller shines in complex RAID or larger number of drives.


For 3x RAID0 Raptor 74GB 8MB:
RAID0 write speeds went from 165MB/s to 180MB/s but less consistent.
RAID 0 read speed went from 162MB/s to 182MB/s and MUCH more consistent.
I'm going to give that SAS to eSATA adapter a shot...surely it supports it if they have it...
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The spikes could be a result of something accessing the disk while the benchmark is running. Is caching on as this should help smooth out the graph.

It certainly looks like you have a bottleneck in your first system. Notice how the performance is level and then starts to slope down at the end? That means there is something capping performance at 240MB/s. It could be the PCIe slot, chipset, CPU, or mobo. Do you happen to have it in a x1 PCIe slot since the max bandwidth on that is 250MB/s.
The card was in a physical 16x slot, however being a $25 mobo I have no idea if it is actually that speed

I am going to try it on an i7-920/GA-EX58-DS4 tonight and see if it fairs any better.
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I just got a perc 5i and im having some troubles

is there any reason why my computer would have a hard time recognizing the perc 5i
the first time it booted and gave me an option (i think ctrl+m to enter setup)
i did and saw the options and stuff

but now it doesnt always seem to want to show when i reboot
its not shown up a couple of times
than it does show up
im not sure if this problem will continue once i get an array built
i havent messed with the firmware yet but did have to do the 5+6 pin mod
it wont show up in device manager

might not be important but i noticed in the first post that it mentions hit d to not be told about the battery warning and than it shouldnt tell you again
every time it boots and recognizes the card it has the battery warning
Edited by rockdude14 - 12/24/08 at 9:27pm
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Ok guys here is my problem. I am asking here because my setup is on the perc 5i. Basically i am trying to make a share on a vista machine that an xp machine can see. The drive is over the 2TB and has to be GPT. Windows xp can open the share but doesn't see any files. Sharing works great the other way and also works great from the other drives that aren't GPT. Any ideas?

*EDIT*
Also i filled my raid, will post stats once it rebuilds.
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Ok guys here is my problem. I am asking here because my setup is on the perc 5i. Basically i am trying to make a share on a vista machine that an xp machine can see. The drive is over the 2TB and has to be GPT. Windows xp can open the share but doesn't see any files. Sharing works great the other way and also works great from the other drives that aren't GPT. Any ideas?

*EDIT*
Also i filled my raid, will post stats once it rebuilds.
AFAIK XP isn't able to use GPT hard drives.
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AFAIK XP isn't able to use GPT hard drives.
the GPT is in the vista box. xp has to be able to read the disk when i remote into the box terminal services maps the drive and is able to read it.

*EDIT*
Type-o

*EDIT*
Started new thread.
http://www.overclock.net/networking-...-disk-not.html
I don't believe it is a Perc/raid/GPT issue.

*EDIT*
Problem solved.
Software conflict
Edited by JustusIV - 12/25/08 at 2:38pm
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