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doup93 December 1, 2010 08:14 AM

Buying a RAID card
Hi all,

From various reads around, buying a used Dell PERC 5i or 6i on eBay seems like the best option for hardware RAID. My question is: What should I look for besides the PCI bracket and RAM?

Seems like all the sellers give the part # but I can't seem to find any info using these part#.


zoob December 1, 2010 09:07 AM

You'll probably want to get the backup battery unit as well.

doup93 December 3, 2010 05:56 AM

Anything else?

lcdguy December 3, 2010 06:09 AM

don't forget the SAS cables. You will either need a SAS cable or a SAS to SATA break out cable. Also keep in mind the dell uses the older SFF8484 type connector and not the newer minisas connector that most cards use.

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