2950 RAID controllers lack SCSI-passthrough setting

Eric Wood eric at interplas.com
Mon Feb 19 22:01:19 CST 2007


Patrick_Boyd at dell.com wrote:
> You can order a SAS 5/i which is a Non-RAID SAS controller.
>
>   
This is just a friendly critique:

The biggest hassle of self-configuring a server is deciding on a primary 
and secondary controller:

For example:
PERC 5/i, Integrated Controller Card [add $299]
SAS 5/i Integrated, No RAID [Included in Price]
39320A SCSI Internal PCI-X Controller Card [add $199]
2x 39320A SCSI Internal Controller Card [add $399]
PERC 4e/DC, PCI-Express, 128MB Cache, 2 External Channels [add $799]
2x PERC 4e/DC, PCI-Express, 128MB Cache, 2 External Channels [add $1,599]
PERC 5/E SAS RAID Adapter, PCI-Express, 2x4 Connectors, External [add $799]
2x PERC 5/E SAS RAID Adapter, PCI-Express, 2x4 Connectors, External [add 
$1,599]
Dual-External-Port SAS 5/E HBA for Power Vault MD3000, PCI Express [add 
$199]

Nothing is hyperlinked to any kind of specs whatsoever.   It's tough to 
go research the benefits of each controller one by one.  A comparison 
chart would really be useful and help us lay people to decide on a hard 
drive configuration.

Thanks,
-eric wood



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