I am building a CCTV NVR requiring as much storage as possible.
The NVR is a Dell 980 I7 running win 7 pro (Server 2008 is an option).
Customer funds are limited and I am using this installation as a learning tool.
I purchased a Engenio 0834 16-port Fiber Hard Drive Array with Fibre channel hard drives.
I installed a Dell ND407 Emulex LPE1150-E 4Gb Fibre Channel PCI-E PCIe x4 FC Network Card HBA into the NVR.
I want to setup hardware raid 5 or greater on the 16 drives and at a loss on how to do this if even possible.
I have researched and researched this for days, and would appreciate any help possible.
I cannot believe nobody manufactures a FC HBA that supports raid5.
Windows 7 will not do software raid5, so Server 2008 might be my next option.
Is there a way to utilize the Engenio 0834 with hardware raid 5 or am I out of luck?
Anyone have manuals for the Engenio 0834?