2950 RAID controllers lack SCSI-passthrough setting

James Ralston qralston+ml.dell-poweredge at andrew.cmu.edu
Fri Feb 23 12:44:54 CST 2007


On 2007-02-20 at 07:33+01 Tino Schwarze <linux-poweredge.lists at tisc.de> wrote:

> On Mon, Feb 19, 2007 at 04:11:46PM -0600, Patrick_Boyd at dell.com wrote:
> 
> > You can order a SAS 5/i which is a Non-RAID SAS controller.
> 
> But then you are limited to 4 disks which we had to find out the
> hard way.  Our sales rep(s) told us that you need the PERC to
> install 6 3,5" disks.
> 
> Is this correct?  I can go through the SAS/5i BIOS and see a 5th and
> 6th PHY marked as disabled... We're doing SW-RAID1 on the machine
> and we especially didn't want a RAID controller.

A Dell engineer told us the same thing; see my "Dell forcing Linux
customers to abandon software RAID?" post:

http://lists.us.dell.com/pipermail/linux-poweredge/2007-February/029754.html



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