What Is a PowerEdge Raid Controller (PERC) H200?

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What Is a PowerEdge Raid Controller (PERC) H200?
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A Dell PowerEdge RAID Controller PERC H200 is one of Dell's hardware RAID (Redundant Array of Inexpensive Disks) controllers from its extensive range of storage devices. The Dell H200 is available as both an expansion card and a motherboard-integrated RAID controller.

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Background

RAID configurations allow you to use multiple hard disk drives in various configurations in order to provide additional storage speed or fault tolerance. Dell PERC (PowerEdge RAID Controllers) devices provide connectivity for multiple drives and control the RAID configuration.

Specification

The Dell PERC H200 uses PCI- Express 2.0 technology and can support up to 16 hard disk drives. The device supports RAID 0, RAID 1 and RAID 10 (sometimes referred to as RAID 1+0) configurations.

Purchase

The Dell PERC H200 is usually purchased as part of a new server configuration and can be added to appropriate Dell servers at the point of configuration. Ensure you purchase the correct type of hard drives and the appropriate quantity for your desired RAID level.

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