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Dell PowerEdge RAID Controller (PERC)

Simplify Your Servers
The Dell™ PERC (PowerEdge™ RAID Controller) family of enterprise-class controllers is designed for enhanced performance, increased reliability, fault tolerance, and simplified management — providing a powerful, easy-to-manage way to create a robust infrastructure and help maximize server uptime.
 
 

Raid Controller

As Storage demands expand and processing loads grow, it becomes increasingly more difficult for administrators to achieve maximum performance from their applications. The newest line of Dell PowerEdge RAID Controller (PERC) cards offer unmatched I/O performance for database applications, streaming digital media environments and storage intensive applications.
Key Features for the Series-10, 12Gb/s SAS PowerEdge RAID Controller (PERC):

  • PCI-Express Gen3.0 support & 12Gb/s SAS (SAS 3.0) host interface
  • 8GB NV Flash Backed Cache on the H740P & H840*
  • Significantly increased IOPs performance & throughput performance capability
  • Capable of RAID as well as Non-RAID (JBOD Mode) operations

*See Product datasheets for full details



Dell PERC Products

ModelInterface SupportPCI SupportSAS ConnectorsCache Memory SizeWrite Back CacheRAID LevelsMax Drive SupportRAID Support
PowerEdge RAID Controller (PERC) Series 10 
PERC H840 Adapter 12Gb/s SAS
6Gb/s SATA
PCI-Express 3.0 2x4 External 8GB NV Flash Backed Cache  0,1,5,6,10,50,60 255 Hardware RAID
 PERC H740P Adapter12Gb/s SAS
6Gb/s SATA 
PCI-Express 3.0 2x4
Internal 
8GB NV Flash Backed Cache 0,1,5,6,10,50,6032 Hardware RAID 
S140 Software RAID 6Gb/s SATA N/A N/A No Cache No Cache 0,1,5,10  Software RAID - Windows Only
PowerEdge RAID Controller (PERC) Series 9
PERC H830 Adapter12Gb/s SAS
6Gb/s SATA
PCI-Express 3.02x4 External
2GB NV
Flash Backed Cache0,1,5,6,10,50,60255Hardware RAID
PERC H730P Adapter12Gb/s SAS
6Gb/s SATA
PCI-Express 3.02x4 Internal
2GB NV
Flash Backed Cache0,1,5,6,10,50,6032Hardware RAID
PERC H730P Mini Mono12Gb/s SAS
6Gb/s SATA
PCI-Express 3.02x4 Internal
2GB NV
Flash Backed Cache0,1,5,6,10,50,6032Hardware RAID
PERC H730P Mini Blade12Gb/s SAS
6Gb/s SATA
PCI-Express 3.02x4 Internal
2GB NV
Flash Backed Cache0,1,5,6,10,50,6032Hardware RAID
PERC H730 Adapter12Gb/s SAS
6Gb/s SATA
PCI-Express 3.02x4 Internal1GB NVFlash Backed Cache0,1,5,6,10,50,6032Hardware RAID
PERC H730 Mini Mono12Gb/s SAS
6Gb/s SATA
PCI-Express 3.02x4 Internal1GB NVFlash Backed Cache0,1,5,6,10,50,6032Hardware RAID
PERC H730 Mini Blade12Gb/s SAS
6Gb/s SATA
PCI-Express 3.01x4 Internal1GB NVFlash Backed Cache0,1,5,6,10,50,6032Hardware RAID
PERC H330 Adapter12Gb/s SAS
6Gb/s SATA
PCI-Express 3.02x4 InternalNo CacheNo Cache0,1,5,10,50 *See Help Me Choose
for R5/R50 performance with no controller cache
16 RAID, 32 Non-RAIDHardware RAID
PERC H330 Mini Mono12Gb/s SAS
6Gb/s SATA
PCI-Express 3.02x4 InternalNo CacheNo Cache0,1,5,10,50 *See Help Me Choose for
R5/R50 performance with no controller cache
16 RAID, 32 Non-RAIDHardware RAID
PERC H330 Mini Blade12Gb/s SAS
6Gb/s SATA
PCI-Express 3.02x4 InternalNo CacheNo Cache0,1,5,10,50 *See Help Me Choose for
R5/R50 performance with no controller cache
8Hardware RAID
S130 Software RAID6Gb/s SATAN/AN/ANo CacheNo Cache0,1,5,108Software RAID - Windows Only
HBA - Internal 12Gbps SAS Ext. HBA12Gb/s SASPCI-Express 3.02x4 ExternalNo CacheNo CacheNo RAID Pass-Thru Only240No RAID SAS HBA
HBA – Internal HBA330 Mini Mono & Adapter12Gb/s SAS
6Gb/s SATA
PCI-Express 3.02x4 InternalNo CacheNo CacheNo RAID Pass-Thru Only32No RAID SAS HBA

A: Adapter = Low-Profile & Full-HeightMM: Mini MonoMB: Mini BladeE: EmbeddedNS: Not supported

PowerEdge Internal StoragePowerEdge Series 10 Controllers 
ModelPERC H740PSWRAID S140
R940MMNS
R740AIntel Chipset
R740XDMMIntel Chipset
R640MMIntel Chipset
R540MMIntel Chipset
R440MMIntel Chipset
T640AIntel Chipset
T440AIntel Chipset
M640NSIntel Chipset
FC640NSIntel Chipset

Power
Edge Internal Storage
PowerEdge Series 9 Controllers
ModelPERC H730P AdapterPERC H730PPERC H730 AdapterPERC H730PERC H330 AdapterPERC H33012
Gbps SAS HBA ext. Adapter
HBA
330 12
Gbps SAS Int. HBA
HBA
330 12
Gbps SAS Int. HBA - Adapter
SWRAID S130
R940NSNSNSNSANSANSANS
R740AMMNSNSNSMMAMMNS NS
R740XDAMMNSNSNSNSAMMNSNS
R640AMMNSNSAMMAMMNSNS
R730AMMNSMMNSMMAMMNSIntel Chipset
R730XDNSMMNSMMNSMMAMMNSIntel Chipset
T640ANSNSNSANSANSANS
T630ANSANSANSANSAIntel Chipset
R630AMMAMMAMMAMMNSIntel Chipset
R930ANSNSNSANSANSAIntel Chipset
M640NSMBNSNSNSMBANSNSNS
M630NSNSNSMBNSMBANSNSIntel Chipset
FC640NSMBNSNSNSMBNSNSNSNS
FC630NSNSNSMBNSMBANSNSIntel Chipset
R540ANSNSNSNSMMAMMNSNS
R530NSNSNSMMNSMMAMMNSIntel Chipset
R440ANSNSNSNSMMAMMNSNS
R430NSNSNSMMNSMMAMMNSIntel Chipset
T440ANSNSNSNSANSANS
T430NSNSANSANSANSAIntel Chipset
M830NSMBNSMBNSMBANSNSIntel Chipset
FC830NSMBNSMBNSMBANSNSIntel Chipset
FC430NSNSNSNSNSNSANSNSIntel Chipset
R330NSNSYes - No BracketNSYes - No BracketNSANSYes - No Bracket
R230NSNSYes - No BracketNSYes - No BracketNSANSYes - No Bracket
T330NSNSYes - No BracketNSYes - No BracketNSNSAYes - No Bracket
T130NSNSYes - No BracketNSYes - No BracketNSNSAYes - No Bracket
 A: AdapterNS: Not Supported


PowerVault :External StorageSeries 8 ControllersSeries 9 ControllersSeries 10 Controllers
Model6Gbps SAS HBAPERC H810 1GB NVPERC H830 2GB NV12Gbps SAS Ext. HBAPERC H840
PV MD1000NSNSNSNSNS
PV MD1200NSANSNSNS
PV MD1220NSANSNSNS
PV MD1400NSNSAAA
PV MD1420NSNSAAA
PV MD3000NSNSNSNSNS
PV MD3200ANSNSANS
PV MD3220ANSNSANS
PV MD3400NSNSNSANS
PV MD3420NSNSNSANS
PV MD3460NSNSNSANS
PowerVault LTO3-080ANSNSNSNS
PowerVault LTO4-120 HHANSNSANS
PowerVault LTO5-140ANSNSANS
PowerVault LTO6ANSNSANS
PV 124T LTO2-L SCSINSNSNSNSNS
PV 124T LTO3 SCSINSNSNSNSNS
PV 124T LTO3-060 SCSINSNSNSNSNS
PV 124T LTO3-060 SASANSNSNSNS
PV 124T LTO4-120 HH SASANSNSANS
PV 124T LTO5-140 SASANSNSANS
PV 124T LTO6 HH SASANSNSANS
PV TL2000 LTO3 SCSINSNSNSNSNS
PV TL2000 LTO4-120 SASANSNSANS
PV TL2000 LTO3-60 HH SASANSNSNSNS
PV TL2000 LTO4-120 HH SASANSNSANS
PV TL2000 LTO5-140 SASANSNSANS
PV TL2000 LTO6 SASANSNSANS
PV TL4000 LTO3 SCSINSNSNSNSNS
PV TL4000 LTO3 60 HH SASANSNSNSNS
PV TL4000 LTO4-120 SASANSNSNSNS
PV TL4000 LTO4-120 HH SASANSNSANS
PV TL4000 LTO5-140 SASANSNSANS
PV TL4000 LTO6-140 SASANSNSANS
PV ML6010 CM LTO3 SCSINSNSNSNSNS
PV ML6010 CM LTO4 SASANSNSANS
PV ML6010 CM LTO5 SASANSNSANS
PV ML6010 CM LTO6 SASANSNSANS

PowerEdge External StorageSeries 10 Controllers
ModelPERC H840 8GB NV
Rack Servers
R740, R740XD, R640, R940, R540, R440A
Tower Servers
T640, T440A
Blade Servers
FC640, M640*See Chassis Support


PowerEdge External StorageSeries 9 Controllers
ModelPERC H830 2GB NV12Gbps SAS Ext. HBA
Rack Servers
R440, R540, R740, R740XD, R640, R940 NS
R730, R730XD, R630, R930, R530, R430AA
Tower Servers
T640, T440NSA
T630, T430AA
Blade Servers
M640, M630, FC630, M830, FC640, FC830, FC430*See Chassis Support*See Chassis Support


A: AdapterI: IntegratedIB: Integrated (Blade)E: EmbeddedNS: Not Supported 

PERC Series  Legacy Support Matrix


11G ServersPERC 6/I 256MB CERC C/iSAS 6/iR PERC H700 1GB NV PERC H700 512MB NVPERC H700 512MBPERC H200 PERC H200
(Tape)
PERC S300 (3Gb)PERC S100
T110NS NSANSNSNSAAAIntel-OMB
T310ANSAAAAAAIntel-OMB
T410ANSAAAAAAAIntel-OMB
T610INSIIIIANSNS
T710
(x8 hot plug)
INSIIIIIANSNS
T710
(x16 hot plug)
INSNSIIIIANSNS
R210NSNSANSNSNSANSAIntel-OMB
R310NSNSMAAANSMIntel-OMB
R410ANSMAAAANSMIntel-OMB
R510
(x4 cabled)
INSIIIIINSAIntel-OMB
R510
(x8 hot plug)
INSIIIINSANS
R510
(x12 hot plug)
NSNSNSIIIINSNSNS
R610INSIIIINSNSNS
R710INSIIIIINSNSNS
R715NSNSNSIIIINSNSNS
R810NSNSNSIIIINSNSNS
R815NSNS NSIIIINSNSNS
R910NSNSNSIIIINSNSNS
M610MMNSNSMNSNSNS
M610xNS NSNSNSNSMMNSNSNS
M710 MMNSNSMMNSNSNS
M710HDNSNSNSNSNSNSENSNSNS
M910NSNSNSNSNSMNSNSNS

12G ServersPERC H730PPERC H710PPERC H710P AdapterPERC H710PERC H710 AdapterPERC H310PERC H310 Adapter6Gbps SAS HBAITASWRAID S110
R920ANSNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNS
R820NSNSANSANSAANSNS
R720XDNSMMAMMNSMMNSANSNS
R720NSMMAMMNSMMNSANSIntel chipset
R620NSMMAMMAMMAANSIntel chipset
R520NSMMNSMMNSMMNSANSIntel chipset
R420NSNSNSMMNSMMNSANSIntel chipset
R320NSNSNSMMNSMMNSANSIntel chipset
R220NSNSNSNSNSMMANSNSIntel chipset
M620NSMBNSMBNSMBNSNSNSIntel chipset
M520NSMBNSMBNSMBNSNSNSIntel chipset
M420NSMBNSMBNSMBNSNSNSIntel chipset
T620NSNSANSANSAAAIntel chipset
T420NSNSANSANSAAAIntel chipset
T320NSNSANSANSAAAIntel chipset

PowerEdge External StorageSeries 8 Controllers
Rack ServersPERC H810 1GB NV
R920, R820, R720XD, R720, R620, R520, R420, R320A
Tower Servers
T620, T420, T320A
Blade Servers
M620, M520, M420NS

PowerEdge C Internal StorageSeries 6 ControllersSeries 7 Controller
ModelPERC 6/I 256MBCERC C/iSAS 6/iRPERC H700 1GB NVPERC H700 512MB NVPERC H700 512MBPERC H200 PERC H200 (Tape) PERC S300 (3Gb)PERC S100
C1100ANSANSNSANSNSNSNS
C2100NSNSNSNSNSAANSNSNS

Network StorageSeries 6 ControllersSeries 7 Controllers
ModelPERC 6/I 256MBCERC C/iSAS 6/iRPERC H700 1GB NVPERC H700 512MB NVPERC H700 512MB PERC H200PERC H200 (Tape)PERC S300 (3Gb)PERC S100
NX300ANSNSNSNSANSNSNSNS
NX3000INSNSNSNSIANSNSNS
NX3100NSNSNSNSNSINSNSNSNS

Network StoragePERC 5/iPERC 5/ESAS 5/i SAS 5/iRSAS 5/iR (Tape)SAS 5/E HBA (RBOD) SAS 5/E HBA U320 SCSI HBA 39320A SCSI HBA
NX1950INSNSNSNSANSANS
NF100AANSANSNSNSNSA
NF500NSNSNSNSNSAAAA
NF600NSNSNSNSAAANSNS

WorkstationPERC 5/iPERC 5/E SAS 5/iSAS 5/iRSAS 5/iR (Tape)SAS 5/E HBA (RBOD) SAS 5/E HBAU320 SCSI HBA39320A SCSI HBA
PWS 390NSNSNSANSNSNSNSNS
PWS 490ANSNSANSNSNSNSNS
PWS 690ANSNSENSNSNSNSNS