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    SR IOV worth it?

    Hello, I have never tried to use SR IOV before (I have used pass-through) and I was wondering if it is a good idea, mainly in terms of reliability but also in terms of bang for the buck. My potential use case is iSCSI between a FreeNAS VM and a Windows VM. I could just setup a virtual switch...
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    LSI 9361-8i 12Gb/s RAID w/CacheVault+supercap $175

    Yup, that is the article I started with as well, I just found that I could get the M.2 versions much cheaper.
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    LSI 9361-8i 12Gb/s RAID w/CacheVault+supercap $175

    No, it is a specific cable you have to get from Broadcom AFAK
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    LSI 9361-8i 12Gb/s RAID w/CacheVault+supercap $175

    I personally do have an LSI/Broadcom tri-mode HBA, but I don't use it for that because I think that is a very inefficient/expensive way to do it. The cards are expensive, it eats up ports, and you need a special proprietary cable that is expensive. For me, I am doing NVMe with some Supermicro...
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    LSI 9361-8i 12Gb/s RAID w/CacheVault+supercap $175

    It has RAID5, RAID6, Fast Path, basically everything except CacheCade 2.0 What is unfortunate is that it appears the previous gen card can use hardware keys to unlock CacheCade 2.0, this card requires a software key and those appear to only be available for $100's of dollars. But it doesn't...
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    Anyone have success using T10-PI / 520-byte protection information with LSI RAID?

    Yes, reading the documents, drives like these can still report as 512-bytes logically even though they are actually formatted 520. Notice that it even stipulates this in the details about the protection. Actually, that would be interesting, if I format one of my drives that way, I wonder how...
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    Anyone have success using T10-PI / 520-byte protection information with LSI RAID?

    Hello, I just got some really nice LSI 9361-8i controllers, and I noticed in the software that this controller and the drives I am using support this feature to protect against silent data corruption. Older post here has the sg-format commands to do it...
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    LSI 9361-8i 12Gb/s RAID w/CacheVault+supercap $175

    Received my cards, these things are truly awesome cards, very happy.
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    LSI 9361-8i 12Gb/s RAID w/CacheVault+supercap $175

    Well, if you have the money and the need to do all NVMe then more power to you. I have some NVMe for boot drives and a few other things, but no way to do RAID without a very expensive controller, or I guess you could do it under FreeNAS or something. I inherited a crap load of decent SAS eSSDs...
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    LSI 9361-8i 12Gb/s RAID w/CacheVault+supercap $175

    LSI MegaRAID LSI 9361-8i SAS 8-Port 12Gb/s RAID Controller w/CacheVault+Battery Listing is for $189.95, they accepted my offer of two/$175. Also, if you use the eBay app on a phone to make the purchase, you can get another $10 off (code for that I used was YUSAPPGR28BLLYQM ) There are allot...
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    Free: SuperChassis 116TQ-R700CB (Boston area if possible)

    Hello, I purchased this chassis because I wanted the motherboard, but I have no use for it. Doing major spring cleaning, I was going to toss it, but there is actually nothing wrong with it. So, I thought I would offer it to my friends here at STH ;-) SC116TQ-R700CB | 1U | Chassis | Products |...
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    Go-to RAID cards for ESXi 7.x?

    What made you choose NappIT over FreeNAS or other options?
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    Go-to RAID cards for ESXi 7.x?

    Oh, how do you like NappIT?
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    LSI Mr SAS 9361-8i $199 on ebay, legit?

    Actually, it looks like a battery, but that is a super capacitor, supposedly it has an unlimited lifespan. -JCL