Replacing PERC6 in a Dell R710 with an Arcea RAID controller

On the Dell PowerEdge mailing list, someone complained in details about the performance of the PERC6 RAID controller that dell uses by default in all its servers. The guy makes a compelling case with ~30-50 Mbps performance to local disks where a comparable Arcea card reaches ~300-400 Mbps!
Anyway, long story short, he has detailed instructions and photos documenting his swap online.

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