Dell/LSI RAID controllers

Charles Sprickman spork at
Thu Sep 24 05:12:45 UTC 2009

Hello all,

I'm considering a Dell, specifically the Poweredge 2970, and I'm not 
finding much info on their site about the various raid controller options 
- there don't seem to be any actual specs.

Anyone here familiar with the various models (PERC 5i, PERC 6I, SAS 6/iR) 
and what FBSD driver each one uses?  All are within my price range.  I 
assume all can handle SATA as well as SAS, correct?  Is performance in the 
ballpark of a $500 3Ware or Areca card?



Charles Sprickman
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