Raid Controller Cards

Posted on 2009-02-17
Last Modified: 2012-05-06
I have a  Rack Server (Dell R805) and a sperate disk array (Dell Power Vault MD1000),

The server has two internal sas disks and an internal raid contrioller card.
The Disk array has a PERC6E 256MB CONTROLLER card.

What card/adaptor do I need on the server connect the two and configure raid? Do I need (something like) a PERC 6/E SAS RAID Adapter or just a SAS 5/E HBA PCI Express Card.



Question by:dwatki19
    1 Comment
    LVL 4

    Accepted Solution

    the PERC6/e that comes with the array should be installed into the server.

    generally, the servers will ship with an internal raid card (6/i) that will control the internal disks. those cards do not have any external connectors
    you will need to install the percc 6/e and use it for the md1000.
    at the end, you will have TWO raid controllers onboard, the internal for the internal disks and the add-in card for the md1000

    I had a hard time following your question, so if that doesn't clear things up write back with some more detail about your configuration and what you are trying to do

    Featured Post

    Do You Know the 4 Main Threat Actor Types?

    Do you know the main threat actor types? Most attackers fall into one of four categories, each with their own favored tactics, techniques, and procedures.

    Join & Write a Comment

    Suggested Solutions

    Title # Comments Views Activity
    Intel server board memory upgrade issue 7 38
    Valere unit 6 47
    hp dl360 g5 server 4 52
    Dell OpenManage 8.3 Windows 10 2 17
    Requirements: root access via SSH, telnet, or other.. Alternately, access from the server administrator to run a counter-strike server, and the proper access rights to do so. Enough free disk space (and allowed to use this much, eg disk quota): 6…
    Hyper-convergence systems have taken the IT world by storm and have quickly started to change our point of view of how the data center should and could be architected. In this article, I’ll explain the benefits of employing a hyper-converged system …
    This video discusses moving either the default database or any database to a new volume.
    This video gives you a great overview about bandwidth monitoring with SNMP and WMI with our network monitoring solution PRTG Network Monitor ( If you're looking for how to monitor bandwidth using netflow or packet s…

    755 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

    Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

    Join & Ask a Question

    Need Help in Real-Time?

    Connect with top rated Experts

    19 Experts available now in Live!

    Get 1:1 Help Now