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Upgrading Proliant ML350 G5 with Smart Array P410 controller

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Upgrading Proliant ML350 G5 with Smart Array P410 controller



I have an ML350 here and the integrated P200i controller seems to have some trouble working with RAID 5 arrays (i have 2 of them and I get unregulary failures and so on). The performance is very bad as well (In the first RAID Array i have three 15kprm SAS hard discs with 6GBit but since this is a 3MBit controller i have no advantage of this). So i bought a used P410 controller and two cables to connect the cage. After I installed the controller in the PCI Express slot the server didn't boot any more. It just did nothing, but lighting a red LED (internal, near the VGA connector). I saw that the PCI Express slots are only x4, do I need x8 to run this controller? Does anyone have information about this? Am I even able to run the controller in this server?


The other thing I saw is that for example the P600 is supported in the ML350G5 as a PCI-X Card. That could be an option, but this card still has no 6MBit data rate.


Hope someone can help :o)

Thank you in advance!