PE 4600

Adam Williams awilliam at mdah.state.ms.us
Thu Apr 15 14:58:00 CDT 2004


Hi, thanks for the quick reply.  I was spec'ing a new server we are 
going to purchase.  I see that the PE 2600 has a megaraid card and is 
initially $1k cheaper and holds 6 drives as well, so I think I am going 
to go with that, thanks!

Matt Domsch wrote:

>On Thu, Apr 15, 2004 at 02:38:28PM -0500, Adam Williams wrote:
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>>Hi, can someone give me a little info on a PE 4600?  How many SCSI hard 
>>drives can it support in its raid cage?
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>Six, plus two more if you get the media bay kit.
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>>Also, doesnt' it have an onboard adaptec/aacraid RAID card?
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>Yes.
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>>Can I disable it and use a PERC4/DC(megaraid) with its RAID array,
>>or are they not compatible.
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>The disks are compatible, but you need to recreate the RAID array on
>the new controller, wiping out the data that was on there from the
>previous RAID array.
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>>I disabled the aacraid card in my PE 2500 and am using a PERC4/DC
>>in it, so I don't see why it wouldn't work.
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>Right, same idea.
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>>Could a PERC3/SC also be used with a PE 4600's raid since its a
>>little cheaper?
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>I'm not sure about "officially supported", but I know of no reason why
>you couldn't.
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>Thanks,
>Matt
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