wesley9946

Compatible RAID cards Dell Precision 490

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Hi there,

Do you know what RAID cards are compatible with the Dell Precision 490?
It's RAID card just broke (Dell PERC SAS5, model UCS-51) and I want to look for something better than that card.

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wesley9946

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That's a PCI-e v1.1 chipset, most higher-end SAS RAID cards are x8, so 2000MB/sec max... depending on the drives you plan to use, this is a case where you might actually end up PCI-e slot bandwidth limited?

As far as what works, in theory PCI-e is all backwards compatible, so I'd say buy whatever's modern and give it a shot. Buy from a place with a good return policy if you're concerned.

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Sure that Dell is not gonna be mean about it? (I've heard that Dell and HP can be mean sometimes about what they want/don't want you to put into their machines e.g. maybe I can't put an HP card in a Dell)

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So... I got myself an IBM ServeRAID M5015 (powered by LSI MegaRAID 9260-8i) but I'm running into a problem when I try to import the array which was made on the old Dell card
Is there a way to manually import the array without data loss if you have the error below?

 

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