AW: 2650 + new BIOS + 2.6.10-ac11 and it *still* crashes

Matthias Pigulla mp at
Thu Mar 17 03:22:38 CST 2005

> But there are so many people who seem to have done all the 
> right things and still have problems.  It doesn't seem worth 
> fighting.  I know some folks have decided to abandon Dell 
> hardware because Dell couldn't resolve this problem.  Getting 
> PERC4/DC cards and using them instead seems like the cheapest 
> and best solution to me.  They're < $1k each.

I'm at that point too... DELL support recommended PERC3/Dc as a megaraid-based substitute für PERC3/Di, the card is around 1000€ for us. 

The major problem is that I can't figure out a smart migration path (that is, a better solution than rebuilding a production system with lots of customer websites from scratch). You cannot move disks from one controller type to another.

Best regards,

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