PERC 3D/i Problems

jason andrade jason at rtfmconsult.com
Mon Oct 20 18:47:01 CDT 2003


On Mon, 20 Oct 2003, Adam Williams wrote:

> The Adaptec raid cards that use aacraid just plain suck and dell has no
> plans to fix the problem.  You can either use the SUSE kernel (some have
> reported success) or spend about $1000 on a PERC3/DC.

you can also look at the following:

o make sure the firmware on the controller is the latest possible
o turn off write caching on the controller

you say you're running Linux but don't specify which distribution.
if redhat, try the latest errata for the release you have.  the
redhat kernels may have some adaptec patches that might not be
in the stock kernels.

an alternative may be a PERC4/SC (newer) rather than the dual channel
(/DC) options.

regards,

-jason




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