rdervan
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Upgrading R640 from SW to HW raid

We need to upgrade three R640s with the 8 bay chassis (321-BBKI) from SW to HW raid.  Would a PERC H730 (405-AAEJ) with the proper cable work?  If so, what would be the spare part number of the cable?  We have two SATA 2.5" SSDs currently.

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RE: Upgrading R640 from SW to HW raid

Hi,

There is not a validated upgrade path from software to hardware raid. The cables you would may need though are I2C cable, HWFNR, the backplane npio cable, 9G3T5, sas cable F84ND and backplane power cable 54R6Y

Thanks,
Josh Craig
Dell EMC Enterprise Support Services
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rdervan
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RE: Upgrading R640 from SW to HW raid

Thanks.  So while this isn't a VALIDATED upgrade path, we should, THEORETICALLY, be able to use the above mentioned card and cabled to upgrade to HW RAID.

Theoretically, of course.  🙂

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RE: Upgrading R640 from SW to HW raid

Right, we are not doing anything to prevent the upgrade.

Thanks,
Josh Craig
Dell EMC Enterprise Support Services
Get support on Twitter @DellCaresPRO
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