YA Perc H700 Question

Jefferson Ogata poweredge at antibozo.net
Tue May 25 15:04:14 CDT 2010

On 2010-05-25 19:23, Jefferson Ogata wrote:
> On 2010-05-25 16:48, Wiley Sanders wrote:
>> This is another basic quick presales question that sales doesn't seem to
>> be able to answer: The specs for the H700 say it has "4x2" SAS ports.
>> What exactly does "4x2" mean? As far as I can tell the controller has
>> two channels, period.
> I believe it means two four-lane channels (12 Gb/s each). But I don't
> have any H700s so I'm not certain. That's how the PERC 6s are tho.

BTW, I would (and do) avoid the H* controllers until Dell makes good on
its pledge to remove the crippleware firmware features that prevent it
from interoperating with non-Dell drives. AFAIK new firmware addressing
this hasn't yet been released.

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