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  1. NGX

    H700 vs 9265-8i

    Hey all, I'm new to the forums and was hoping for a bit of guidance. I've recently picked up a Dell T610 for my house as a decent starter to my homelab and am looking to replace the current PERC 6/i it's running now with a H700 1GB cache. I was recommended to look at getting a 9265-8i instead for the increased performance. After doing some reading up on both cards and the pros and cons to each, I wanted to come here and ask the community what real gains I would see from using the 9265-8i over the H700 and if I would have any issues running this card in a T610. I'm aware that is runs a dual core chip and from what I gather it should run faster, but how much faster? I'm not having much luck locating any side by side comparisons. Here's what my configuration looks like if it will help: Disks: 3x Dell 600GB SAS 15k Model HUS156060VLS600 in RAID 5 for OS partition 5x Dell 2TB SAS 7.2K Model ST32000444SS in RAID 5 for Storage partition
  2. Alex_S

    Dell H730P

    There is some Dell H730Ps on ebay and they have very, very nice price. These are based on LSI 3108, have 2GB cache and built-in BBU. So, are they compatible with non-Dell motherboards? Crossflashing to genuine LSI seems impossible for this cards, but i'm ok with Dell firmware. Anyone had any experiences with these adapters?
  3. The Dell UltraSharp 34 Curved Monitor was launched in September of this year, about a year after Dell's first curved panel, the U3415W. New in the 34" panel this time around is an updated body design and a touch more curvature. The panel is squarely targeted at business users or other multitaskers wanting to get the most out of a single panel, rather than managing multiples on their desk, and aims to improve the life of professionals who need a significant amount of display real estate to do their jobs. Dell UltraSharp 34 Curved Monitor Review (U3417W)
  4. Hi forum. I'm looking to buy the mentioned controller. One online shop (I'd rather not tell ) offers the non-Dell version of the controller for 700 USD and the Dell version for 480 USD. The specifications look similar. Both are based on the LSISAS2208 chip and both have two SFF-8087 ports. The Dell version specifies model: 403-BBEL. The non-dell is the standard LSI model: LSI00331. Apart from the model and the price, I see no difference. I suspect that the Dell version may have some limitations because of the reduced price, but it is difficult for me to guess what those might be since my experience with cards of this type is limited. I plan on purchasing the cachecade module (ssd cache) along side the controller. Thus, if the Dell controller does not support cachecade, ill go with the more expensive one. Have you encountered a similar "deal" in the past? What do they usually entail? How can I figure out what the differences are short of emailing the shop and asking them (I have already done that). If the answer can be found on the manufacturers site (LSI and Dell), then any points on what to look for are welcome. If the difference lies in the return policy and warranty, I'm willing to take the chance. I can guess that "KIT" vs "non-KIT" pertains to included cables in the raid-controller market. Dell version: LSI version:
  5. During today's attempts to make filesystem on a 15 TB virtual drive (RAID60) built on top of MegaRAID SAS 2108 from 4Tb SAS 7.2K drives I figured that each time I am receiving the following error : ext2fs_mkdir: Attempt to read block from filesystem resulted in short read while creating root dir I had IDC technical support to reseat the controller, check all SAS cables to disks, reseat the disks, which were marked as Failed after receiving the above error message. Also, I have tried: - create filesystem on partitioned device : /dev/sdb1; - create filesystem on LVM on top of PV, which contains of /dev/sdb - add disks in RAID50 and create filesystem on both device and LVM. Btw, command, which I am using to create filesystem is: mkfs.ext4 -L home /dev/vg00/lv_home or mkfs.ext4 /dev/sdb1 My special suspect is put into "Background initialization" process, seen in Virtual drive info: and that this virtual drive is in inconsistent state: MegaRaid documents are telling the following about "Background Initialization" and I cannot get if it is 100% necessary to be completed before further operations with drive or not: Perhaps, someone can advise on why filesystem fails to be created there and if I really need to allow "Background Initialization" process to finish before creating fs?
  6. Review of Dell's hybrid array that features auto tiering, load balancing and full VMware integration. Dell EqualLogic PS6110XS Review