HP ML 350 Raid 641 controller speed issues
Posted on 2006-07-08
I have installed a 641 controller card into an HP ML350 running two 146Gb SCSI in Raid 1 configuration. All of this is working fine. my problem is I have added a 1Gb Belkin NIC PCI into one of the PCI-X slots. There is a total of four PC-X slots on the MB of which I put the Raid 641 Card in the top which is PCi-X 64-100 there is one other that is 64-100 with the other two stipulating other speeds something like 64-133 and 64 - 64 from memory. When I put the NIC in either the 133 or the 64 I was getting a hardware error when i tryed to ping things on the network. It was not untill i put it into the other 64-100 that it worked.
My question is i believe there maybe an effecty on the Raid 641 controller speed becuse the PC-X will slow to match the speed of the older PCI card that I have in the same speed port. i am not sure why it would not work in the otehr PCI-x slots.
Is this the best way of installing the NIC as I need two and or is ther no problem with this configuration.