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Operating System: Windows
Latest Version / Release Date: 6.4 / 01 Jul 2008
The Dell PERC 6/i Integrated RAID Controller generally prides for its outstanding performance with its simplified management that has increased reliability and fault tolerance. This product from Dell supports Serial ATA (SATA) devices. There are two controllers that compose this device, and both are PCI Express (PCIe)-based. First, the PERC 6/E adaptor is able to support Dell Power Vault expansion enclosure. Second, the PERC 6/I is able to support the Dell Precision workstations and the internal storage of Dell PowerEdge servers. Though each PERC 6 controller has a cache memory of 256Mb double data rate, the performance can still be enhanced to as much as 512Mb. During power failure, a reliable battery pack up unit is available in each PERC 6 controller to protect data in the controller cache. Also, the PERC 6 controllers have a wide range of compatible/support-able RAID levels, specifically the 0, 1, 5, 5 50, and 60.
Unless you update your drivers regularly you may face hardware performance issues.
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The Dell PERC 6/i Integrated RAID Controller also offers a 256Mb error correcting code (ECC) battery back-up. It also has SAS connectors inside that individually contains up to 24 Gb/s per controller total bandwidth. On the other hand, a total bandwidth of 4 Gb/s is available at the PCI-Express host interface. The Dell PERC 6/i Integrated RAID Controller also offers the LSI 1078 SAS and SATA RAID-on-chip devises. Generally, PERC 6 controllers are famous for the repair technologies as well as advanced media error monitoring systems which are highly efficient against data loss as well as safe data retrieval. The PERC 6 controllers also have the ability to detect and rebuild physical discs in an automatic rate whenever an applicable hot spare is found or when a new drive is placed in the slot where the failed drive is originally located. It is highly recommended you run a free registry scan for and DELL PERC 6/i Integrated RAID Controller errors before installing any driver updates.