RAID Controller Adapter
ICP vortex Computersysteme GmbH - an Intel Company
12 Oct 2001
Tested and Approved with the following Novell products:

Product Description
The ICP RAID Controller GDT7538RN controller is a pure hardware RAID controller for high performance/high security desktop and server applications. It supports RAID 0/1/4/5/10 Array Drives at controller level. Full Bus Mastering with up to 264MB/sec. Private/Pool Hot Fix Drives. On-Board i960RN Intelligent I/O Processor (100MHz). XOR-Engine. 3 Wide/Ultra2 SCSI channels. Up to 80MB/s data transfer rate per channel. Up to 128MB Cache RAM. Standard PC100 DIMMs, with/without ECC. Optional Battery Backup DIMM. On-Board PCI 2.2 compatible BIOS. BIOS, Firmware and tools in Flash-RAM for easy update. I20 ready controller design. CE and FCC standards. Online Capacity Expansion and Migration. ROM-resident and loadable configuration and monitoring utility with the possibility of remote operation.

Primary Driver File(s)
GDTRX.HAM(47891 bytes 22-Jan-2001 02:02 am v2.02)
SCSICD.CDM(17468 bytes 11-Feb-2000 09:08 am v2.00)
SCSIHD.CDM(17099 bytes 03-May-2000 04:11 pm v3.00)

Driver Support File(s)
GDTRX.DDI(4159 bytes 22-Jan-2001 02:01 am v2.01)
SCSICD.DDI(7309 bytes 23-Jul-1998 10:28 am v2.00)
SCSIHD.DDI(7548 bytes 23-Jul-1998 09:23 am v2.00)

Test Configuration
Product NameGDT7538RN
CD-ROM Drive Toshiba XM-6401TA; Firmware 1001; SCSI-2
Hard Disk Drive ICP vortex RAID0 consisting of 2*IBM DDYS-T09170M; 293. GB; Firmware 1.00; Wide Differential Ultra2SCSI
ICP vortex RAID5 consisting of 3*IBM DDYS-T09170M; 73.3 GB; Firmware 1.00; Wide Differential Ultra2SCSI
ICP vortex Single Disk consisting of 1*IBM DDYS-T09170M; 72.7 GB; Firmware 1.00; Wide Differential Ultra2SCSI
Host Bus Adapter2 ICP vortex GDT7538RN; PCI; BIOS 5.02.A; Channels 3; Chipset Intel i960RN; Firmware 2.27.05-R040; Wide Differential Ultra2SCSI; Version 1.0
System Dell PowerEdge 6400; PCI-ISA

Configuration Note(s)
RAID levels tested were: RAID5, RAID0

The term Tested and Approved applies only to the exact configuration documented in this bulletin. For more information regarding the specific test configuration, please contact:

ICP vortex Computersysteme GmbH - an Intel Company
Konrad-Zuse Str. 9
Neckarsulm, 74172
ICP vortex Corporation
4001 E. Broadway, B-20
Phoenix, AZ, 85040
Voice: +1-602-414-0414