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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 and fault tolerance, and simplified management — providing a powerful, easy-to-manage way to create a robust infrastructure and help maximize server uptime.
 
Raid Controller Key Features for the Series-9, H730P, 12Gb/s SAS PowerEdge RAID Controller (PERC):

  • PCI-Express Gen3.0 support & 12Gb/s SAS (SAS 3.0) host interface
  • 2GB NV Flash Backed Cache
  • Capable of RAID as well as Non-RAID (JBOD Mode) operations
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-8, 6Gb/s SAS PowerEdge RAID Controller (PERC):
  • PCI-Express Gen2.0 support & 6Gb/s SAS (SAS 2.0) host interface
  • CacheCade 1.1 standard feature on H710P & H810
  • Significantly increased IOPs performance & throughput performance capability
PERC H710 & H710P:
  • Dual Core PowerPC CPU which significantly Increased IOPS performance with Cut-Through IO & Fastpath
  • Supports Self-Encrypting Drives (SED)
  • Non Volatile Cache Standard: 512MB & 1GB (NV) Cache for PERC H710 & H710P
PERC H810:
  • Increased Capacity and Scalability - up to 192 drives connected to one PERC H810
  • Increased Flexibility - connect both 2.5" (MD1220) and 3.5" (MD1200) enclosures to a single PERC H810
PERC H310:
  • Adds pass-thru support
  • Adds RAID-5 support


Dell PERC Products

Model

Interface Support

PCI Support

SAS Connectors

Cache Memory Size

Write Back Cache

RAID Levels

Max Drive Support

RAID Support

PowerEdge RAID Controller (PERC) Series 9

PERC H730P Adapter

12Gb/s SAS 6Gb/s SATA

PCI-Express 3.0

2x4 Internal

2GB NV

Flash Backed Cache

0,1,5,6,10,50,60

32

Hardware RAID

PowerEdge RAID Controller (PERC) Series 8 Family 

PERC H810 Adapter

6Gb/s SAS

PCI-Express 2.0

2x4 External

1GB NV

Flash Backed Cache

0,1,5,6,10,50,60

192

Hardware RAID

PERC H710P Adapter

6Gb/s SAS

PCI-Express 2.0

2x4 Internal

1GB NV

Flash Backed Cache

0,1,5,6,10,50,60

32

Hardware RAID

PERC H710P Mini Mono

6Gb/s SAS

PCI-Express 2.0

2x4 Internal

1GB NV

Flash Backed Cache

0,1,5,6,10,50,60

32

Hardware RAID

PERC H710P Mini Blade

6Gb/s SAS

PCI-Express 2.0

2x4 Internal

1GB NV

Flash Backed Cache

0,1,5,6,10,50,60

4

Hardware RAID

PERC H710 Adapter

6Gb/s SAS

PCI-Express 2.0

2x4 Internal

512MB NV

Flash Backed Cache

0,1,5,6,10,50,60

32

Hardware RAID

PERC H710 Mini Mono

6Gb/s SAS

PCI-Express 2.0

2x4 Internal

512MB NV

Flash Backed Cache

0,1,5,6,10,50,60

32

Hardware RAID

PERC H710 Mini Blade

6Gb/s SAS

PCI-Express 2.0

1x4 Internal

512MB NV

Flash Backed Cache

0,1,5,6,10,50,60

4

Hardware RAID

PERC H310 Adapter

6Gb/s SAS

PCI-Express 2.0

2x4 Internal

-

-

0,1,5,10,50

16, Non-RAID 32

Hardware RAID

PERC H310 Mini Mono

6Gb/s SAS

PCI-Express 2.0

2x4 Internal

-

-

0,1,5,10,50

16, Non-RAID 32

Hardware RAID

PERC H310 Mini Blade

6Gb/s SAS

PCI-Express 2.0

1x4 Internal

-

-

0,1,5,10,50

4

Hardware RAID

S110 Software RAID

3Gb/s SATA

PCI-Express 2.0

 

-

-

0,1,5,10

4

Software RAID - Windows Only

PERC H310 Mini Blade

3Gb/s SAS

PCI-Express 2.0

1x4 Internal

-

-

0,1,5,10,50

4

Hardware RAID

PowerEdge RAID Controller (PERC) Series 6 & 7 Family

PERC H800 Adapter

6Gb/s SAS

PCI-Express 2.0

2x4 External

512MB
512MB NV
1GB NV

Yes (TBBU)

0,1,5,6,10,50,60

192

Hardware RAID

PERC H700 Integrated/ Adapter

6Gb/s SAS

PCI-Express 2.0

2x4 Internal

512MB
512MB NV
1GB NV

Yes (BBU)

0,1,5,6,10,50,60

16

Hardware RAID

PERC H700 Modular

6Gb/s SAS

PCI-Express 2.0

1x4 Internal

512MB

Yes (BBU)

0,1,5,6,10

4

Hardware RAID

PERC H200 Integrated/ Adapter

6Gb/s SAS

PCI-Express 2.0

2x4 Internal

-

-

0,1,10
Supports non-RAID

16

Hardware RAID

PERC H200 Modular

6Gb/s SAS

PCI-Express 2.0

1x4 Internal

-

-

0,1,10
Supports non-RAID

4

Hardware RAID

6Gbps SAS HBA

6Gb/s SAS

PCI-Express 2.0

2x4 External

-

-

-

-

HBA Hardware

PERC 6/E Adapter

3Gb/s SAS

PCI-Express 1.0

2x4 External

512MB
256 MB

Yes (TBBU)

0,1,5,6,10,50,60

144

Hardware RAID

PERC 6/I Integrated/ Adapter

3Gb/s SAS

PCI-Express 1.0

2x4 Internal

256MB

Yes (BBU)

0,1,5,6,10,50,60

16

Hardware RAID

PERC 6/I Modular

3Gb/s SAS

PCI-Express 1.0

1x4 Internal

256MB

Yes (BBU)

0,1,5,6,10

4

Hardware RAID

CERC 6/I Modular

3Gb/s SAS

PCI-Express 1.0

1x4 Internal

128MB

-

0,1,5,6,10

4

Hardware RAID

SAS 6/iR Integrated/ Adapter

3Gb/s SAS

PCI-Express 1.0

2x4 Internal

-

-

0,1

8

Hardware RAID

SAS 6/iR Modular

3Gb/s SAS

PCI-Express 1.0

1x4 Internal

-

-

0,1

4

Hardware RAID

PERC S300 Windows only OS

3Gb/s SAS

PCI-Express 1.0

2x4 Internal

-

-

0,1,10,5

8

Software RAID on HBA

PERC S100 Windows only OS

3Gb/s SATA

-

4 cabled SATA

-

-

0,1,10,5

4

Software RAID on SATA Chipset

 A: Adapter MM: Mini MonoMB: Mini BladeE: EmbeddedNS: Not supported


PowerEdge Internal Storage


PowerEdge Series 8 Controllers

Model

PERC H730P

PERC H710P

PERC H710P Adapter

PERC H710

PERC H710 Adapter

PERC H310

PERC H310 Adapter

6Gbps SAS HBA

ITA

SWRAID S110

R920

A

NS

NS

NS

NS

NS

NS

NS

NS

NS

 

R820

NS

NS

A

NS

A

NS

A

A

NS

NS

 

R720XD

NS

MM

A

MM

NS

MM

NS

A

NS

NS

 

R720

NS

MM

A

MM

NS

MM

NS

A

NS

Intel chipset

 

R620

NS

MM

A

MM

A

MM

A

A

NS

Intel chipset

 

R520

NS

MM

NS

MM

NS

MM

NS

A

NS

Intel chipset

 

R420

NS

NS

NS

MM

NS

MM

NS

A

NS

Intel chipset

 

R320

NS

NS

NS

MM

NS

MM

NS

A

NS

Intel chipset

 

M620

NS

MB

NS

MB

NS

MB

NS

NS

NS

Intel chipset

 

M520

NS

MB

NS

MB

NS

MB

NS

NS

NS

Intel chipset

 

M420

NS

MB

NS

MB

NS

MB

NS

NS

NS

Intel chipset

 

T620

NS

NS

A

NS

A

NS

A

A

A

Intel chipset

 

T420

NS

NS

A

NS

A

NS

A

A

A

Intel chipset

 

T320

NS

NS

A

NS

A

NS

A

A

A

Intel chipset

 

 

A: AdapterI: IntegratedM: ModularE: Embedded Not supported


PowerEdge Internal Storage

Series 6 Controllers 

Series 7 Controllers  

Model

PERC 6/I 256MB

CERC C/i

SAS 6/iR

PERC H700 1GB NV

PERC H700 512MB NV

PERC H700 512MB

PERC H200

PERC H200
(Tape)

PERC S300 (3Gb)

PERC S100

T110

NS

NS

A

NS

NS

NS

A

A

A

Intel-OMB

T310

A

NS

A

A

A

A

A

A

A

Intel-OMB

T410

A

NS

A

A

A

A

A

A

A

Intel-OMB

T610

I

NS

I

I

I

I

I

A

NS

NS

T710 (x8 hot plug)

I

NS

I

I

I

I

I

A

NS

NS

T710 (x16 hot plug)

I

NS

NS

I

I

I

I

A

NS

NS

R210

NS

NS

A

NS

NS

NS

A

NS

A

Intel-OMB

R310

NS

NS

M

A

A

A

A

NS

M

Intel-OMB

R410

A

NS

M

A

A

A

A

NS

M

Intel-OMB

R510  (x4 cabled)

I

NS

I

I

I

I

I

NS

A

Intel-OMB

R510  (x8 hot plug)

I

NS

I

I

I

I

I

NS

A

NS

R510 
(x12 hot plug)

NS

NS

NS

I

I

I

I

NS

NS

NS

R610

I

NS

I

I

I

I

I

NS

NS

NS

R710

I

NS

I

I

I

I

I

NS

NS

NS

R715

NS

NS

NS

I

I

I

I

NS

NS

NS

R810

NS

NS

NS

I

I

I

I

NS

NS

NS

R815

NS

NS

NS

I

I

I

I

NS

NS

NS

R910

NS

NS

NS

I

I

I

I

NS

NS

NS

M610

M

M

M

NS

NS

M

M

NS

NS

NS

M610x

NS

NS

NS

NS

NS

M

M

NS

NS

NS

M710

M

M

M

NS

NS

M

M

NS

NS

NS

M710HD

NS

NS

NS

NS

NS

NS

E

NS

NS

NS

M910

NS

NS

NS

NS

NS

M

M

NS

NS

NS


Poweredge C Internal Storage

Series 6 Controllers 

Series 7 Controllers 

Model

PERC 6/I 256MB

CERC C/i

SAS 6/iR

PERC H700 1GB NV

PERC H700 512MB NV

PERC H700 512MB

PERC H200

PERC H200
(Tape)

PERC S300 (3Gb)

PERC S100

C1100

A

NS

A

NS

NS

A

NS

NS

NS

NS

C2100

NS

NS

NS

NS

NS

A

A

NS

NS

NS



Network Storage

Series 6 Controllers

Series 7 Controllers

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

 A: AdapterNS: Not Supported

PowerVault External Storage

Series 5/6 Controllers

Series 7 Controllers

Series 8 Controllers 

Model

PERC 6/E

SAS 5/E HBA (RBOD)

SAS 5/E HBA
(Tape)

U320 SCSI HBA

PERC H800 1GB NV

PERC H800 512MB NV

PERC H800 512MB

6Gbps SAS HBA

PERC H810 1GB NV

PV MD1000

A

NS

NS

NS

NS

NS

NS

NS

NS

PV MD1200

NS

NS

NS

NS

A

A

A

NS

A

PV MD1220

NS

NS

NS

NS

A

A

A

NS

A

PV MD3000

NS

A

NS

NS

NS

NS

NS

NS

NS

PV MD3200

NS

NS

NS

NS

NS

NS

NS

A

NS

PV MD3220

NS

NS

NS

NS

NS

NS

NS

A

NS

PV 124T
LTO2-L SCSI

NS

NS

NS

A

NS

NS

NS

NS

NS

PV 124T
LTO3 SCSI

NS

NS

NS

A

NS

NS

NS

NS

NS

PV 124T
LTO3-060 SCSI

NS

NS

NS

A

NS

NS

NS

NS

NS

PV 124T
LTO3-060 SAS

NS

NS

A

NS

NS

NS

NS

A

NS

PV 124T
LTO4-120 HH SAS

NS

NS

A

NS

NS

NS

NS

A

NS

PV 124T
LTO5-140 SAS

NS

NS

A

NS

NS

NS

NS

A

NS

PV TL2000
LTO3 SCSI

NS

NS

NS

A

NS

NS

NS

NS

NS

PV TL2000
LTO4-120 SAS

NS

NS

A

NS

NS

NS

NS

A

NS

PV TL2000
LTO3-60 HH SAS

NS

NS

A

NS

NS

NS

NS

A

NS

PV TL2000
LTO4-120 HH SAS

NS

NS

A

NS

NS

NS

NS

A

NS

PV TL2000
LTO5-140 SAS

NS

NS

A

NS

NS

NS

NS

A

NS

PV TL4000
LTO3 SCSI

NS

NS

NS

A

NS

NS

NS

NS

NS

PV TL4000
LTO3 60 HH SAS

NS

NS

A

NS

NS

NS

NS

A

NS

PV TL4000
LTO4-120 SAS

NS

NS

A

NS

NS

NS

NS

A

NS

PV TL4000
LTO4-120 HH SAS

NS

NS

A

NS

NS

NS

NS

A

NS

PV TL4000
LTO5-140 SAS

NS

NS

A

NS

NS

NS

NS

A

NS

PV ML6010 CM
LTO3 SCSI

NS

NS

NS

A

NS

NS

NS

NS

NS

PV ML6010 CM
LTO4 SAS

NS

NS

A

NS

NS

NS

NS

A

NS

PV ML6010 CM
LTO5 SAS

NS

NS

A

NS

NS

NS

NS

A

NS


PowerEdge External StorageSeries 8 Controllers
ModelPERC H810 1GB NV
Rack Servers

A

R920, R820, R720XD, R720, R620, R520, R420, R320
Tower Servers

A

T620, T420, T320
Blade Servers

NS

M620, M520, M420

PowerEdge External Storage

Series 5/6 Controllers

Series 7 Controllers

Model

PERC 6/E

SAS 5/E HBA (RBOD)

SAS 5/E HBA
(Tape)

U320 SCSI HBA

PERC H800 1GB NV

PERC H800 512MB NV

PERC H800 512MB

6Gbps SAS HBA

T110

NS

NS

A

A

NS

NS

NS

A

 

T310

A

NS

A

A

A

A

A

A

 

T410

A

A

NS

A

A

A

A

A

 

T610

A

A

A

A

A

A

A

A

 

T710 (x8 hot plug)

A

A

A

A

A

A

A

A

 

T710 (x16 hot plug)

A

A

A

A

A

A

A

A

 

R210

A

A

NS

A

A

A

A

A

 

R310

A

NS

A

A

A

A

A

A

 

R410

A

NS

A

A

A

A

A

A

 

R510  (x4 cabled)

A

A

A

A

A

A

A

A

 

R510  (x8 hot plug)

A

A

A

A

A

A

A

A

 

R510  (x12 hot plug)

A

A

A

A

A

A

A

A

 

R610

A

A

A

A

A

A

A

A

 

R710

A

A

A

A

A

A

A

A

 

R715

NS

NS

NS

A

A

A

A

A

 

R810

NS

A

A

A

A

A

A

A

 

R815

NS

NS

NS

A

A

A

A

A

 

R910

NS

A

A

A

A

A

A

A

 

M610

NS

NS

NS

NS

NS

NS

NS

NS

 

M610x

NS

NS

NS

NS

NS

NS

A

A

 

M710

NS

NS

NS

NS

NS

NS

NS

NS

 

M710HD

NS

NS

NS

NS

NS

NS

NS

NS

 

M910

NS

NS

NS

NS

NS

NS

NS

NS

 

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

PERC Series 5 Legacy Support Matrix

8G Servers

PERC 5/i

PERC 5/E

SAS 5/i

SAS 5/iR

SAS 5/iR (Tape)

SAS 5/E HBA (RBOD)

SAS 5/E HBA 

U320 SCSI HBA

39320A SCSI HBA

PE1800

NS

NS

NS

NS

NS

A

A

NS

NS

PE1850

NS

A

NS

NS

NS

A

A

NS

NS

PE2800

NS

NS

NS

NS

NS

A

A

NS

NS

PE2850

NS

A

NS

NS

NS

A

A

NS

NS

PE6800

NS

A

NS

NS

NS

A

A

NS

NS

PE6850

NS

A

NS

NS

NS

A

A

NS

NS

PE6850 800T SAS

A

A

NS

NS

NS

A

NS

NS

NS


 9G Servers

PERC 5/i

PERC 5/E

SAS 5/i

SAS 5/iR 

SAS 5/iR (Tape)

SAS 5/E HBA (RBOD)

SAS 5/E HBA

U320 SCSI HBA

39320A SCSI HBA

PE1900

I

A

NS

A

 A

A

A

NS

A

PE1950

I

A

I

NS

 NS

A

A

A

A

PE1955

NS

NS

NS

IB

 NS

NS

NS

NS

NS

PE2900

I

A

I

NS

 A

A

A

NS

A

PE2950

I

A

I

NS

 NS

A

A

A

PE2970

I

A

I

NS

 NS

A

A

A

NS

PE6950

A

A

I

A

 NS

A

A

A

NS

PE840

A

NS

NS

A

 NS

NS

NS

NS

A

PE860

NS

NS

NS 

A

 NS

NS

NS

NS

A

PESC1440

NS

NS

NS

A

 NS

NS

NS

NS

A

PESC1430

A

NS

NS

A

 NS

NS

NS

NS

A

PESC1435

NS

NS

NS

A

 NS

NS

A

NS 

NS 


10G Servers 

PERC 5/i

PERC 5/E

SAS 5/i 

SAS 5/iR

SAS 5/iR (Tape)

SAS 5/E HBA (RBOD) 

SAS 5/E HBA (Tape)

U320 SCSI HBA

39320A SCSI HBA 

T100

NS

NS

NS

NS

NS

NS

NS

A

NS

T105

NS

NS

NS

NS

NS

NS

NS

A

NS

T300

NS

NS

NS

NS

NS

NS

A

A

NS

T605

NS

NS

NS

NS

A

NS

A

A

NS

R200

NS

NS

NS

NS

NS

NS

A

A

NS

R300

NS

NS

NS

NS

NS

A

A

A

NS

R805v

NS

A

NS

NS

NS

A

A

A

NS

R900

NS

NS

NS

NS

NS

A

NS

A

NS

R905V

NS

NS

NS

NS

NS

A

NS

NS

M600

NS

NS

NS

NS

NS

NS

NS

NS

NS

M605

NS

NS

NS 

NS

NS

NS

NS

NS

NS

M805

NS

NS

NS

NS

NS

NS

NS

NS

NS

M905

NS

NS

NS

NS

NS

NS

NS

NS

NS


Network Storage

PERC 5/i

PERC 5/E

SAS 5/i 

SAS 5/iR

SAS 5/iR (Tape)

SAS 5/E HBA (RBOD) 

SAS 5/E HBA 

U320 SCSI HBA 

39320A SCSI HBA

NX1950

I

NS

NS

NS

NS

A

NS

A

NS

NF100

A

A

NS

A

NS

NS

NS

NS

A

NF500

NS

NS

NS

NS

NS

A

A

A

A

NF600

NS

NS

NS

NS

A

A

A

NS

NS


Workstation

PERC 5/i

PERC 5/E 

SAS 5/i

SAS 5/iR

SAS 5/iR (Tape)

SAS 5/E HBA (RBOD) 

SAS 5/E HBA

U320 SCSI HBA

39320A SCSI HBA

PWS 390

NS

NS

NS

A

NS

NS

NS

NS

NS

PWS 490

A

NS

NS

A

NS

NS

NS

NS

NS

PWS 690

A

NS

NS

E

NS

NS

NS

NS

NS



PERC Series 6 Legacy Support Matrix

9G Servers 

PERC 6/i 

PERC 6/E

CERC 6/i

SAS 6/iR 

PE1900

NS

NS

NS

NS

PE1950

I

A

NS

I

PE1955

NS

NS

NS

NS

PE2900

I

A

NS

I

PE2950

I

A

NS

I

PE2970

I

A

NS

I

PE6950

NS

A

NS

NS

PE840

A

A

NS

A

PE860

NS

NS

NS

NS

PESC1440

NS

NS

NS

NS

PESC1430

NS

NS

NS

NS

PESC1435

NS

NS

NS

NS


10G Servers 

PERC 6/i

PERC 6/E 

CERC 6/i

SAS 6/iR

T100

NS

NS

NS

A

T105

NS

NS

NS

A

T300

A

A

NS

A

T605

A

NS

NS

A

R200

NS

A

NS

A

R300

NS

A

NS

A

R805v

I

A

NS

I

R900

I

A

NS

I

R905V

A

A

NS

A

M600

NS

NS

IB

IB

M605

NS

NS

IB

IB

M805

IB

NS

IB

IB

M905

IB

NS

IB

IB


Network Storage

PERC 6/i 

PERC 6/E 

CERC 6/i 

SAS 6/iR

NX1950

I

NS

NS

NS

NF100

A

NS

NS

NS

NF500

I

A

NS

I

NF600

I

A

NS

I


Workstation

PERC 6/i

PERC 6/E

CERC 6/i

SAS 6/iR

PWS 390

NS

NS

NS

NS

PWS 490

NS

NS

NS

NS

PWS 690

NS

NS

NS

NS

T3400

NS

NS

NS

A

T3500

NS

NS

NS

A

T5400

A

NS

NS

A

T5500

A

NS

NS

A

T7400

A

NS

NS

E

T7500

A

NS

NS

E