02-07-2018 07:00 PM
I have some older LSI-CTS2600 drive arrays.
I want to use them as raid arrays on CCTV systems.
My DVR's are typically Dell Optiplex PC's such as Optiplex 990 or newer running Windows 7 Pro or Windows 10 Pro.
I am looking to find away to use these FC drive arrays as Raid Arrays, I prefer not software arraid as thai will slow down the processors.
Is there a HBA card I can purchase that will perform the hardware raid (must be PCI cards) or and external hardware raid controller you could recommend that I can place between the PC and the drive arrays.
The arrays will contian 1TB to 4TB sata drives.
Any help woruld be appreciated.
02-07-2018 09:28 PM
first at all, you are here in the wrong community.
you are looking here indeed for a Vintage Solutions.
Brocade - in the past and present - has never offer such PCI or external RAID Controller.
Such a Technology was in the past offered from ICP Vortex; Mylex; Adaptec / DPT.
All this solution was supported with Windows NT Server 3,51 and 4.0 , and Windows 2000 Server, till year +/- 2000, at this Time Seagete offered 80 and 146 GB FC Driver !!!, such PCI Controller support max. a entire LUN / Volume of 2TB, where external RAID Support max. 512 GB
additional such old hardware are not supported on Win 7 and Win 10.