No PERC4 for PowerEdge 2650?

Sellek, Greg GSellek at
Mon Apr 26 11:09:02 CDT 2004

Short of ordering a Perc4 for every 2650 that I want to upgrade to RH
ES, is there anything else I can do to get around the Perc3/Di problem?


-----Original Message-----
From: Matt Domsch [mailto:Matt_Domsch at] 
Sent: Monday, April 26, 2004 10:37 AM
To: Andrew Mann
Cc: Kevin Merritt; linux-poweredge at
Subject: Re: No PERC4 for PowerEdge 2650?

On Mon, Apr 26, 2004 at 01:02:20AM -0400, Andrew Mann wrote:
>    I don't know if the claim is accurate or not, but during a 
> conversation late last week with Dell tech support here in the US I
> informed that you can no longer order a 2650 with an Adaptec based
> controller. The integrated raid controller on 2650s ordered "recently"

> is supposedly an LSI controller now.

No, this is *not* accurate.  The PE2650 still comes with the PERC3/Di
(Adaptec-based) ROMB, same as it has from the beginning.

You can order PERC4 add-in cards, which are LSI-based.


Matt Domsch
Sr. Software Engineer, Lead Engineer
Dell Linux Solutions &
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