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Additional SAS Controller PE 1900

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I have a Dell PE 1900. The SAS controller has capacity for 4 disks but I wish to add some more. Can I simply purchase/install an additional SAS controller and if so, will the onboard PERC 5/i see the disks or will I need to do something else?

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Get a SAS controller that has an external port, then you can use a SAS/SATA enclosure and hook up over 100 disks if you want to (but certainly there will be a throughput constraint).

I would go with a SAS-2 compatible controller, as this is 6Gbit/sec interface also.  The PERC 5/6 controllers are made by LSI, BTW, so no reason to stay will the Dell unless you want to.  The advantage of buying the non-OEM versions from LSI is that they will have more current firmware, and LSI will support them attached to any computer, and they qualify disks that Dell does not qualify.
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As for the PERC 5/i, yes, it will see up to 8 drives on this computer (utilizing both channels).  However, the Virtual Disk(s) currently managed by your SAS 5/6 will not be recognized by the PERC.  You will need to create all VD's from scratch.
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