Want to Test: Dell H730/p in a Dell R720 server

coolrunnings82

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Has anyone here ever tested a Dell H730 or H730P PCI-E controller in a Dell R720 server? I know it is a mismatch of generations and as such not officially supported by Dell but I am very curious if this actually works for one and 2 if the storage is able to be configured using the iDRAC Enterprise on the R720 in that configuration. If anyone here has a PERC H730 that they'd be willing to loan me to test this, I'd be glad to give it a go. I have a pile of other RAID cards laying around and really don't feel like buying another one only to find out it has compatibility issues. That said, I'd really like to be able to maximize the performance of 8x 400gb S3700 drives in a RAID 10 and from what I read, the H710 controllers tend to max out at 4-6 drives before they run out of steam since they're PCI-E 2.0 and based on the LSI 2208 chipset.
 

ElCoyote_

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Jul 22, 2016
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Hi there,
I am using a Dell H730P (the 2gb version) in a Dell Poweredge T410 server (11th Gen).
My guess would be that the H730P would work in a R720 if the LifeCycle controller
doesn't give you trouble.
Regards,
Vincent