balal604
1 Copper

RAID Controller for Power Edge 2900

hi,

i want to insert RAID Controller on my 2900 for RAID 5 and 1 , can anyone suggest if there any compatibility issue with cards or someone can recommend some RAID controller ? or where from can i get the list of all compatible cards for edge2900? 

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theflash1932
6 Indium

RE: RAID Controller for Power Edge 2900

You could try your luck with third-party controllers, but the recommended controllers would be:

  • SAS 5/iR, SAS 6/iR (low-end RAID 0/1, non-RAID supported)
  • PERC 5/i, PERC 6/i (high-end RAID 0/1/5/6/10/50/60 (6/60 on PERC 6 only), non-RAID not supported)

http://www.dell.com/downloads/emea/products/pedge/en/pe2900_Spec_Sheet_Quad.pdf

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balal604
1 Copper

RE: RAID Controller for Power Edge 2900

what does mean non raid ? if i buy PERC 6/i will it work for 2900 and RAID 5 and 1 ?

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theflash1932
6 Indium

RE: RAID Controller for Power Edge 2900

Yes, the PERC 6/i will work in the 2900.

The PERC 6 will do RAID 0/1/5/6/10/50/60, up to 64 separate arrays.

The SAS 5/6 controllers support non-RAID, meaning hard drives can be used individually while NOT configured in a RAID array.  The PERC controllers do NOT support non-RAID, meaning that a disk can only be used if it is in a RAID array.

There are a few versions of the PERC 6/i ... you will need to get the "integrated" version, because the 2900 has a dedicated slot for the PERC.

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