I’m building a ESXi Lab with a stack of Dell R310’s, and I’m looking to do some upgrades to some of the servers.
I just came across these RAID H700 cards, and am wondering, being as they use the same slot, if I can use them as direct replacements for the current PERC 6/iR cards in the R310’s I have now. The reason I’m asking here is because these PERC H700 cards w/ integrated memory are supposedly from a different series server, and I’m not sure if they’ll be compatible in the BIOS. This way I don’t have to get new full size cards and cables, and I can use some of the stuff already built into these servers and change as little as possible (just swap cards, and reconfigured the drives).
If anyone has upgraded one of these, or came across an environment where these PERC H700’s were in use on these Dell R310’s, that would be great!