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Lsi Logic Megaraid 320-2x Pci-x Scsi Raid

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I am replacing my LSI Logic MegaRAID 320-2 64/66 SCSI RAID controller with 320-2X 64/133 PCI-X SCSI RAID controller. Has anyone used it? Any problems with it? It will be installed on a Tyan Thunder K8W, Dual Opteron 240s, and 3GB PC3200 RAM. I will have

SCSI RAID 1: OS, Win2K Pro and XP Pro

SCSI RAiD 10 (6 drives): Apps and games

SCSI RAID 10 (4 drives): temp, paging, vacation pictures and movies

Two hot spares

Drives on each array split on each channel.

I do have a tape backup solution: HP DAT 40i and Exabyte VXA-2.

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Very good choice in configuration.

I see no problems at all with this setup. Purchase the battery backup module for your 320-2X and run all logical drives with write back cache. You will also achieve great gains by upgrading the standard 128MB DDR DIMM to 512MB in this card as well.

Crucial Part number CT6472Z335

Details

Cheers!

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I was considering Kingston instead of Crucial. I have a Kingston 256MB module on my 320-2 with the battery. Similar cost $130. How is the Crucial module?

I am disappointed that LSI Logic sells the battery separate. I was going with the battery setting up the 320-2x as read ahead, write back, direct IO like my 320-2.

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Crucial works fine with no problems. Module is single sided too! This was installed on the Intel SRCU42X which is identical to the 320-2x. (LSi makes the part for them)

Cheers!

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