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Dell R710 - Perc 6/i supported disk matrix (4TB support?)

Dear all,

Since we want to upgrade the 2TB hard disk(3.5 inch) to large one such as 3TB /4TB.
Is there any information about the official supported disk matrix of PERC 6/i?

We are using Seagate 2TB 72kRPM(bought from Dell) on our R710 servers. If the PERC 6/i does not support 3TB /4TB drive. Is it possible to order the H700 adapter for support the 4TB disk?

We have installed the latest firmware /bios,
- Perc 6/i: 6.3.3-0002,A-00
- System BIOS: 6.4.0

Thanks and Regards,
Caleb Wong

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The PERC 6 does not support disks larger than 2TB. The H700 is supported in the R710 and does support disks larger than 2TB. I would not, however, use desktop or NAS drives.

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The PERC 6 does not support disks larger than 2TB. The H700 is supported in the R710 and does support disks larger than 2TB. I would not, however, use desktop or NAS drives.

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Hi Theflash1932,

Thanks for your reply. I have saw the listed link for supported Raid controller of R710.
http://www.dell.com/learn/us/en/04/campaigns/dell-raid-controllers?c=us&l=en&s=bsd&cs=04&redirect=1

Since H700 does not support disks larger than 2TB. For R710, There is no official way to get support the larger disk? Is it chance with Dell PERC H710 /H710P?

FYI, We still have maintenance of R710 servers, thanks!!

Caleb

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The H700 is supported in the R710 and does support disks larger than 2TB.

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Sorry, I have missed this sentence before.

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i understand the advice to not use desktop drives,  but why not use NAS drives?

do you know if the H700 controller will work with a PowerEdge R900?

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do you know if the H700 controller will work with a PowerEdge R900?

The H700 is not validated for the R900, but it may work. Others have reported it to work in 9G systems, with some odd behavior, so there is a chance it will work "acceptably" in a 10G system.

i understand the advice to not use desktop drives,  but why not use NAS drives?

NAS drives are possibly worse than desktop drives. They should be used in NAS devices for which they are certified, not in servers.

  • NAS drives are designed to be low power, and often the power-saving features cause drives to go offline when used in enterprise RAID arrays, whose tolerance for response times is very strict.
  • They are low performance, spinning at rates often slower than large laptop drives (sometimes 5400RPM, often as low as 4500RPM).
  • While designed to be used in RAID arrays, they are typically employed behind a linux-managed RAID system, and not programmed for hardware RAID controller protocols. 

That'd really not true about what you posted about nas hdds, they have feature set of an enterprise hdd (just without sas) basic one been TLER so no way they would normally drop out unless they was faulty (a consumer drive is more then Likey going to do what you stated as it lacks TLER so an error that locks the drive up in error recovery can make the whole disk drop out) 

 

Now if its an SMR hdd drive (DM-SMR HDDS) then you be right as they are never suitable for raid (be it software or hardware raid) wd was super shady with dropping DM-SMR into a nas hdd that's specifically meant for a raid setup

Hi Teflash1932,

I need to upgrade the PERC 6i RAID controller card to H700 in my R900. Can you please give some details for the odd behavior in your message above? I just want to make sure, it will work in normal.

Stay away from the h700. If you insist on getting one, you can have an extra one I have here. I recommend the Dell hba 200. I have a few, they work great. These are unraid and allow the mainboard to directly communicate with the disks, allowing zfs, or whatever. So again if you really want a h700 lmk. you can send me a shipping label and ill send it off to you. I have 3 in a box somewhere.

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