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Getting access to physical drives in ESXi v5.5 installation on Dell PowerEdge R710 with PERC 6/i

I've acquired a Dell PowerEdge R710 server a few days ago, which includes a PERC 6/i RAID controller. The server is now fitted with a SATA SSD, one SAS drive and four SATA HDD's, all of which I would ...
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Raid 5-Disk Faulty [closed]

I have the following Raid-5 Configuration with one disk faulty. http://i62.tinypic.com/2z6rxck.png I need to do a swap out. Not sure with the current configuration if it will affect the other disks, ...
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Dell PERC6/i - Converting from RAID 5 to RAID 6 - Possible?

I have a PowerEdge 2900 III with a PERC 6/i Controller. The PERC has 2 arrays, each one with 3 hard drives and each hard drive is the same size/speed (146GB 15K rpm SAS). I would like to delete the ...
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Dell Poweredge R410 replace PERC S100 with PERC 6i

I want to replace the PERC S100 RAID Controller with a PERC6i to be able to use 4 SAS harddrives instead of only SATA drives. What exactly do I need for this, what I've got so far: PERC6i PCIe x8 ...
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Upgrading RAID 5 array drives in a DELL 2950 with Perc 6i controller

We currently have a DELL 2950 with 4 x 400Gb 10krpm SAS drives in RAID 5, and one of those drives has failed. Not having any identical spares (don't slap me, it's not my fault), and not being able to ...
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Dell Perc 6i with FreeBSD 8.1 errors with mfi0: COMMAND xxxxxxxx TIMEOUT AFTER xxx SECONDS

We've recently bought two Dell PowerEdge R710 servers with Perc 6i controllers and 6x 135GB SAS Drives. We'd done some pretty extensive testing on a Dell PowerEdge R510 server with a Perc 6i and 4x ...
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Dell PERC 6/i RAID Performance Testing

We recently received a new Dell R710 with a PERC 6/i RAID controller and six 15k SAS drives. I have been doing some performance testing using hdparm and seeker on two different configurations and I'm ...
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What is the difference between the intergrated perc controller and the addon perc controller on a Dell 610

I'm looking at the Dell 610. It comes with a PERC 6/I integrated controller card, whats the difference between this and the available add on card which is a PERC6E Raid Controller ? My goal is to ...
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What is this Cable for? 4 Pin to 2 Pin from Riser to Perc in Dell R410

I got a new raid card for a R410 server since the S300 that came with it doesn't support raid with Linux (No work around for this if SAS from what I could find). The new card is the SAS H200. ...
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Does the PERC6i card support multiple RAID arrays?

I'm looking to expand storage with my PE 2950. It has a PERC6i card that currently runs two SAS drives in a RAID 10 configuration, used as my OS partition. I'd like to add a couple SATA drives ...
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Do dell perc 6i cards support online expansion of a raid 1 array when both drives have been replaced with larger ones?

Do Dell perc 6i cards support online expansion of a raid 1 array when both drives have been replaced with larger ones? For example the the Logical Drive 0 (LDO) has two member 73gb drives. We have ...
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256MB vs. 512MB RAID, is there a big difference?

Just got off the phone with Dell, who told me that there's not much difference from 256MB to 512MB on their Perc6 controllers. I'm aiming for a very fast MySQL server with 4 data disks in RAID10 15k, ...