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Dell 2950 - Can I mix SSD with spindle HDDs?

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http://serverfault.com – I have a Dell 2950 with a Perc 5/i controller inside it. I don't want to spark a debate about drive types and which is "better" etc etc. Just simply; I would like to put in 2x Cheetah 15.5k SAS drives and mirror them for the OS. I would also like to put in 2x SSDs (exact model is still being debated) and mirror those for the data. Can the Perc 5/i manage multiple RAID volumes like this, or do all drives have to contribute to the same single virtual disk/RAID volume, which you then split into logical volumes? If it can, is this desired set up possible on a Perc 5/i? If I need a different RA (HowTos)