Thursday, September 16, 2010
Dell PERC 5i SAS RAID Controllers
The Dell PERC 5i RAID controller cards are perfect for IT departments on a budget. These cards provide the popular RAID levels 0, 1 , 5, and (my favorite) 10. These cards are compatible with just about any installation including VMWare servers. You don't need a server motherboard with these cards as they fit in a standard PCI-Express slot. These cards do require extra cooling and a mounting bracket. Watch out because the non-RAID versions of these cards are on eBay and are described as having RAID, but you will sadly find that they do not. Just Google the part numbers to verify what you are buying.