Driver Details

Adaptec PERC2, v., A10

PERC 2 Firmware for the 4 channel, PERC 2 PCI card, Multi Language,
V2.7.1.3170, A10

Fixes & Enhancements

1. 32Mbit flash support for PowerEdge 2650
2. Linux Passthrough support


Version, A10



Release date

21 Aug 2002

Last Updated

03 Nov 2011


Available formats

File Format:Update Package for Microsoft® Windows®
File Name:RAID-FRMW-R46865.exe
Download Type:HTTP
File Size: 2 MB
Format DescriptionDell Update Packages (DUP) in Microsoft Windows 32bit format have been designed to run on Microsoft Windows 64bit Operating Systems. Dell Update Packages (DUP) in Microsoft Windows 64bit format will only run on Microsoft Windows 64bit Operating Systems. When selecting a device driver update be sure to select the one that is appropriate for your operating system.
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File Format:Floppy
File Name:B2317010.exe
Download Type:HTTP
File Size: 986 KB
Format DescriptionThis file contains a compressed (or zipped) set of files. Download the file to a folder on your hard drive, then double-click it to unzip the set of files. Follow the instructions to complete the installation.
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Important Information

***Known limitation:
Modifying (reconfiguring) a 1.09 Terabyte or larger array on an Adaptec PERC2/QC RAID Controller may result in Data Loss.

NOTE: Modification of an array includes any activity that involves RAID-level migration, online capacity expansion, shrinking, or stripe-size migration.

NOTICE: Do not modify an array larger than 1.09 terabyte using Adaptec PERC2/QC RAID controller firmware, revision A13 AND EARLIER.

PERC2/QC RAID controller firmware v2.8.0.6089, revisions A13 AND EARLIER (including this release), have a limitation that doesn't support modifying an array of size 1.09 TB or greater. Trying to do so may result in data loss. The limitation affects only the size of the array—not the number of arrays that you can create. In addition, this issue is related to PERC2/QC RAID controller firmware and is not related to the RAID hardware.

The affected firmware version in this release is displayed as 2.7-1[Build 3170] in the controller’s BIOS, and is also contained in the B2317010.exe and the RAID-FRMW-R46865.exe packages available at Future versions of the PERC2/QC firmware subsequent to v2.8-0.6089 will not have this issue

Instead of modifying an existing array do either of the following:
1. Create a different Array of the desired size and copy data from the existing array to the new one.
2. Backup the data from the existing array, delete the array, create a new array of the desired size, and restore the data.***

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