Dell PowerEdge and failing SAS 5i controllers

John Hill hill at hep.phy.cam.ac.uk
Tue Mar 27 08:03:03 CDT 2012


On 27/03/2012 13:57, Mikolaj Kucharski wrote:
> Hi all,
>
> Just wanted to share interesting blog article which my team mate found
> today. We had many SAS 5i controllers which died one after another,
> just after the servers went out of warranty.
>
> http://parkyjimbo..com/2011/02/dell-poweredge-2950-failure.html
>
> We didn't test that though.
>

We've replaced around 5-6 of these capacitors on our PE1950s so far. In 
our case the servers were >4 years old, so well out of warranty. UKL2.50 
and a few minutes of a technician's time was a small price to pay to 
keep the servers operational.

John



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