Category: System & Controllers
Caution Level: Intermediate
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Operating System: Windows 98, Windows ME, Windows XP, Windows 2000
Latest Version / Release Date: 5.1.2600.0 / 07 Jan 2001
Dell PERC 2/DC RAID Controller is a high performance intelligent Peripheral component interconnect (PCI) to Small Computer System Interface (SCSI) host adapter with RAID control capabilities. The PERC 2/DC offers high performance, reliability as well as disk subsystem management that is fault-tolerant. It is the best RAID solution for the Dell's workgroup internal storage as well as those of the enterprise and departmental systems. It has double wide Ultra2 Low Voltage Differential (LVD) SCSI channels that supports the transfer of data to a rate of up to eighty megabytes per every second per each channel. Some of the specifications of the Dell PERC 2/DC RAID Controller are: Its RAID levels features 0, 1, 5, 10 and 50 and its SCSI channels are 2. The maximum numbers of the drives found in each channel are fifteen while the array interface to host is PCI 2.2.
Unless you update your drivers regularly you may face hardware performance issues.
To check your drivers you should manually verify every device on your system for driver updates
Dell PERC 2/DC RAID Controller has the drive interface Fast and Wide Ultra/2 SE/LVD and its cache memory sizes are 64 MB and 128 MB SDRAM. Their cache functions are write-through, write-back, Adaptive Read Ahead, Read Ahead and Non Read Ahead. Its multiple logical drivers/arrays per controller are up to eight logical drives per controller. The device has an online capacity expansion as well as dedicated and pool hot spare. It has flashable firmware and its hot swap devices are supported. Its non-disk devices are not supported though it has a mixed capacity hard disk drives. It has two 16-bit internal connectors and also has a cluster support. Users of Dell PERC 2/DC RAID Controller should always use the latest version of its driver so as to utilize their functions easily. Versions that are old may cause device conflicts or other errors. It is highly recommended you run a free registry scan for and Dell PERC 2/DC RAID Controller errors before installing any driver updates.