[CentOS] Can anyone suggest a SCSI 3 card in either PCI-X or PCI-E x 4 for a Dell Poweredge 2900?

Thu Apr 7 17:55:06 UTC 2011
Kevin Thorpe <kevin.thorpe at pibenchmark.com>

On Thu, Apr 7, 2011 at 6:49 PM, Michel van Deventer
<michel at van.deventer.cx> wrote:
> On Thu, 2011-04-07 at 10:45 -0700, John R Pierce wrote:
>> On 04/07/11 10:23 AM, Kevin Thorpe wrote:
>> > The only PCI-X card I have is an old ICP Vortex RAID controller and
>> > the Dell hangs with that installed (BIOS is disabled).
>> >
>> > It's only for a tape drive so performance isn't really an issue.
>> parallel scsi is becoming somewhat archaic, and probably getting harder
>> to find, but I've always liked the LSI Logic scsi cards.
>> for PCI-X, that would be a LSI-U320, and for PCI-E X4, a LSU20320IE
>> (both those have internal and external and external connectors on the
>> same U320 SCSI channel)
>> a few more choices here,
>> http://www.lsi.com/storage_home/products_home/host_bus_adapters/scsi_hbas/index.html
>> (some have dual channels, others have different connectors)
> What about a PERC4 from Dell (LSI Megaraid , PCI-X). You should be able
> to find them for a reasonable price on Ebay (70 euro). I used to have a
> few lying around ;)

It already has a PERC6 (I think) but that's fully occupied with the
RAID. Am I asking for
trouble having both installed?