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    I would not expect this card to work reliably due to it being
    fakeraid.&nbsp; Take the replacement or get a real hardware raid card
    form either areca or 3ware(however lsi now own 3ware so you may have
    to be careful there to).<br>
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    On 6/26/2010 10:59 PM, Rodrigo Trevisaneli wrote:
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      cite="mid:AANLkTimfpCc2_OlWQHVLeVGneQQg41NYvsMIcYCM-I8_@mail.gmail.com"
      type="cite">Well, I started that thread and DELL told me this
      board will not run in Linux.<br>
      They will send to me a SAS 6/iR (I guess) as replacement.<br>
      I dont know about this alternative methods.<br>
      <br>
      Here, I was in hurry to put that server in production, so the
      solution was:<br>
      remove the board, install 2 disks in the Serial ATA ports on the<br>
      main board, and setup a software RAID1 with CentOS 5.5 64.<br>
      <br>
      As I could understand (may be wrong) this board does a Software<br>
      RAID in Windows, so I could not see any advantage in keep this<br>
      board in Linux, since Linux already has built in Sofware RAID.<br>
      <br>
      -Rodrigo<br>
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          Message: 1<br>
          Date: Fri, 25 Jun 2010 21:48:08 +0100<br>
          From: Duncan Gibb &lt;<a moz-do-not-send="true"
            href="mailto:Duncan.Gibb@SiriusIT.co.uk">Duncan.Gibb@SiriusIT.co.uk</a>&gt;<br>
          Subject: PERC S300 - can it be made to work?<br>
          To: <a moz-do-not-send="true"
            href="mailto:linux-poweredge@dell.com">linux-poweredge@dell.com</a><br>
          Message-ID: &lt;<a moz-do-not-send="true"
            href="mailto:4C251608.3050605@SiriusIT.co.uk">4C251608.3050605@SiriusIT.co.uk</a>&gt;<br>
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          Hello<br>
          <br>
          Can anyone give me a definitive statement wrt the status of
          PERC S300<br>
          SATA controller support for Linux? &nbsp;I found an inconclusive
          thread on<br>
          this list last month:<br>
          <br>
          <a moz-do-not-send="true"
href="http://lists.us.dell.com/pipermail/linux-poweredge/2010-May/042244.html"
            target="_blank">http://lists.us.dell.com/pipermail/linux-poweredge/2010-May/042244.html</a><br>
          <br>
          and rumour from two months ago that it might be supported by
          the mpt2sas<br>
          driver:<br>
          <br>
          <a moz-do-not-send="true"
            href="http://www.delltechcenter.com/thread/3474701/"
            target="_blank">http://www.delltechcenter.com/thread/3474701/</a><br>
          <br>
          mpt2sas doesn't support it in the binaries we have to hand,
          and I can't<br>
          see how or where in the current mainline kernel source.<br>
          <br>
          <br>
          I also found people claiming it's hardware-identical to the<br>
          fully-working SAS 6/iR controller we thought we were getting
          (both PCBs<br>
          are marked "UCS-61" and look the same to the untrained eye).<br>
          <br>
          <br>
          Is there a Linux driver of any kind available anywhere? &nbsp;A
          JBOD-only<br>
          driver that we have to compile ourselves would be absolutely
          fine.<br>
          <br>
          Is it possible to re-flash the hardware with the SAS 6/iR
          firmware?<br>
          <br>
          <br>
          Cheers<br>
          <br>
          <br>
          Duncan<br>
          <br>
          --<br>
          Duncan Gibb - Technical Director<br>
          Sirius Corporation plc - control through freedom<br>
          <a moz-do-not-send="true" href="http://www.siriusit.co.uk/"
            target="_blank">http://www.siriusit.co.uk/</a><br>
          <br>
          <br>
          <br>
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