PowerEdge 1800 with an Adaptec PCI-E ASR-3805 RAID card?
Has anyone tried this combination?
I need more space on my PowerEdge 1800 server. It currently has the CERC1.5/6 ch RAID card in the PCI-X slot. Adaptec didn't make a PCI-X card that supported more than 1 TB per drive and I believe that I may have better luck getting an Adaptec card to work in this server, as Adaptec manufactured many of Dell's CERC and PERC RAID cards.
The PCI-E x8 slot has a video card in it so I can play movies on the server (I might be able to move it to the x4 slot, but don't want to at this time as I don't know if the data throughput would be high enough). The Adaptec PCI-E x4 ASR-3805 RAID card is available used for a reasonable price, supports SAS and SATA drives, and supports 2 TB per drive and 8 drives (I only need 6).
I know Dell doesn't support this combination. I've spent a couple of days Googling and haven't found any mention of any PowerEdge 1800 owner using this RAID card. Has anyone tried it or knows someone who has? I can always buy the card and try it myself, but I'd like to avoid spending the money if someone has tried this combination and it didn't work for them.