I have an ML350 G5 with a P800 and the integrated e200i. I'm using the P800 to service the main drive cage with 6 SAS drives in RAID 5. However, I would love to also convert some of the unused 5.25" bays into more internal storage(with some 5.25 to 3.5" cage caddy things)
My questions are:
1: Is it possible to use the P800 and the E200i at once?
2: If so, would I need another backplane of some kind, or can I plug the 2 inputs to the E200i straight into a pair of large(2 or 3 TB) SATA drives?
3: Finally, I read on similar thread on this very site that, running this set up, it would be preferable to not share the i/o bus between the e200i and the p800; How can I tell which bus each card is on?
Ultra-finally and mostly off topic: I bought this server on the cheap, and the seller said it had an issue where it would shut off randomly with an unpredictable period ranging from 1 day to 2 weeks. Any idea what this could be? I haven't observed it yet because I haven't been running the server for more than a few hours at a time yet. I'm really hoping it was a software issue because I just reimaged it with Debian(they had windows server 2003) If it is hardware, what could it be?