PowerEdge RAID Controller

PowerEdge RAID Controller


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Why PERC?

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Introduction to PERC

The PowerEdge RAID Controllers supported on the Dell systems are:

PERC 10 – The PERC 10 cards are supported on the 14th generation of Dell systems. The PERC 10 series of cards consist of PERC H740P and H840 cards. The PERC H740P is an internal card and PERC H840 is an external card.

High-level specifications:
  • The PERC H740P and H840 cards support RAID levels 0, 1, 5, 6, 10, 50, 60 and also provide non-volatile cache memory.
  • The PERC H840 card supports up to 192 external drives.
  • The PERC 10 cards support 8 GB DDR4 2133 Mhz cache memory.
Form Factors:
  • The H740P is available in the Adapter (low profile and full height) and Mini Monolithic form factors for internal storage.
  • The PERC H840 is only available in the Adapter (low profile and full height) form factor.

PERC 9 – The PERC 9 cards are supported on both the 14th and 13th generation of Dell systems. The PERC 9 series of cards consist of PERC H830, H730, H730P, H330, FD33xS, and FD33xD cards. The PERC H730, H730P, and H330 cards are internal cards. The PERC H830 is an external card.

High-level specifications:
  • The PERC H830, H730, H730P, FD33xS, and FD33xD cards support RAID levels 0, 1, 5, 6, 10, 50, 60 and also provide non-volatile cache memory.
  • The PERC H330 card supports RAID levels 0, 1, 5, 10, 50 and does not support non-volatile cache memory.
Form Factors:
  • The PERC H730 and H330 cards are available in Adapter (low profile and full height), Mini Monolithic, and Mini Blade form factors for internal storage and tape devices.
  • The PERC H830 is only available in the Adapter (low profile and full height) form factor.
  • The PERC H730P is available in the Adapter (low profile and full height), Slim, and Mini Monolithic form factors for internal storage.
PERC 8 – The PERC 8 cards are supported on the 12th generation of Dell systems. The PERC 8 series of cards consist of PERC H810, H710, H710P, and H310 cards. The PERC H710, H710P, and H310 cards are internal cards. The PERC H810 is an external card.

High-level specifications:
  • The PERC H810, H710, and H710P cards support RAID levels 0, 1, 5, 6, 10, 50, 60 and also provide non-volatile cache memory.
  • The PERC H310 card supports RAID levels 0, 1, 5, 6, 10, 50 and does not support non-volatile cache memory.
Form Factor:
  • The PERC H810 is only available in the Adapter form factor.
  • The PERC H710P, H710, and H310 are available in Adapter, Mini Mono, and Mini Blade form factors.

Why PERC?


As enterprise data requirements continue to increase, deploying powerful, easy-to-manage RAID solutions become essential for organizations seeking to simplify their IT environments, while increasing controller and storage reliability, and server uptime. The Dell PowerEdge RAID Controller (PERC) line of storage controllers has evolved to address these data storage requirements, providing innovative features to help support complex server-based storage environments, increase server uptime, and reduce administrative burdens.

The Dell PowerEdge RAID Controller 10 (PERC) line of storage controllers offers the following high level features:
  • Enterprise data protection
  • Intuitive RAID management
  • Controller features
    • FastPath
    • Configuring Virtual Disks
    • Disk roaming
    • 1 MB IO
    • Physical disk power management
    • Secure firmware update
    • Auto Configure RAID 0
    • PERC H840 enclosure support
    • Profile Management
  • Virtual disk features
    • Virtual disk write cache policies
    • Virtual disk read cache policies
    • Virtual disk migration
    • Virtual disk initialization
    • Reconfiguration of virtual disks
    • Background operations
  • Hard drive features
    • Self-Encrypting Disks
    • ISE
    • 4 KB sector disk drives
  • Fault tolerance
    • The SMART feature
    • Patrol Read
    • Physical disk failure detection
    • Using persistent hot spare slots
    • Physical disk hot swapping
    • Using replace member and revertible hot spares
    • Controller cache preservation
    • Battery Transparent Learn Cycle
The Dell PowerEdge RAID Controller 9 (PERC) line of storage controllers offers the following high level features:

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PowerEdge RAID Controller H840 PowerEdge RAID Controller H740P PowerEdge RAID Controller H830 PowerEdge RAID Controller H730 PowerEdge RAID Controller H730p PowerEdge RAID Controller H330 12 GbpS SAS HBA PowerEdge RAID Controller H810 PowerEdge RAID Controller H710 PowerEdge RAID Controller H710P PowerEdge RAID Controller H310 6 GbpS SAS HBA Other links:

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Dell PERC - Controller Operations Playlist on YouTube

Dell PERC – Virtual Disk Operations Playlist on YouTube




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Last Date Modified: 08/14/2018 02:15 AM


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