Does the DSSRV/DSSRV2 support a RAID controller with a SCSI card

Issue

Does the DSSRV/DSSRV2 support a RAID controller with a SCSI card

Product Line

Pelco Video Management

Environment

  • DSSRV
  • DSSRV2
  • DSSRV2-RAID (for both DSSRV and DSSRV2)
    • LSI 3Ware 9750-8i RAID controller card
  • DSSRV-SCSI
    • Adaptec SCSI Card 29320LPE
  • ENC5400-4PORT
    • 4-port host card (analog) connects 4 ENC5416

Cause

  • The RAID controller card and SCSI card cannot be installed in the DSSRV/DSSRV2 Network Video Recorder with an ENC5400-4PORT card due to space limitation on the motherboard.
  • The DSSRV/DSSRV2 does not support DSSRV-RAID in conjunction with the DSSRV-SCSI or vice versa.

Resolution

The DSSRV/DSSRV2 can support either a DSSRV2-RAID or DSSRV-SCSI, but not both at the same time when a ENC5416/ENC5516 is used.The DSSRV/DSSRV2 will have to be purchased as one of the options shown below:
  • JBOD (no raid)
    • ENC5416/ENC5516
    • ENC5400-4PORT
  • Internal Raid 5 (3 drive minimum)
    • (DSSRV2-RAID)
    • ENC5416/ENC5516
    • ENC5400-4PORT
    • Click here to view DSSRV2-RAID/ENC5400-4PORT card placement.
  • JBOD with external Raid 5 (1 drive minimum)
    • DSSRV-SCSI (External storage)
    • DX8100HDDI-xxxx (Raid 5) or Infortrend storage
    • ENC5416/ENC5516
    • ENC5400-4PORT

      Note: The Digital Sentry DSSRV/DSSRV2 Network Video Recorder Internal RAID 5 storage cannot be used with external storage using DSSRV-SCSI.