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I have a refurb 2950 with a PERC 5/i Integrated controller. Currently, there are 4x 3.5" SAS drives in use, with two slots available. I want to add two SSDs (using a 3.5" ICY dock) in RAID1 in the extra slots.

Are SATA II (or III) SSDs compatible with PERC 5/i Integrated?

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"6 x 3.5” Hard Drive Option: 3.5” HD Option: up to 6 SAS (10K/15K) or SATA (7.2K) drives;"

If the SSD/ICY would work in a vanilla SATA port on any other server, it should work here - provided that you can get the ICY in there without breaking something.

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  • I ordered a SATA III SSD and I'm going to try it out. I'll follow up as testing progresses. Thanks! – Matt Beckman Apr 25 '11 at 20:47
  • Awesome, I'd be interested in the results myself! – draeath Apr 27 '11 at 17:09
  • Follow up: worked just fine. :) – Matt Beckman May 26 '11 at 6:23

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