lk5246
Enthusiast
Enthusiast

raid controller cheep

Hi does anyone know of a cheep raid controller that will work with esxi 3.5 thats pci NOT PCIX and can do raid 1 0 and 5

Thanks

Lekshmen Kannan

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J1mbo
Virtuoso
Virtuoso

an old hp smart-2?

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DominicRyan
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Contributor

I got myself a Dell PERC 6/i on Ebay for a few hundred dollars. There are still plenty of the previous Dell PERC 5/i models out there for even cheaper. Even though they are just rebranded LSI cards they are about a quarter of the price of buying new, and are one of the few ESXi compatible cards with RAID management built right into ESXi.

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