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    Refurbished Supermicro BPN-SAS3-846EL 24 PORT 4U SAS BACKPLANE - $150 + free shipping

    with 1 SFF-8087 uplink its the v1 @ SAS3 speeds, so it should be able to do up to 250MB/s per drive, which is about the fastest a spinner will go
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    Original LSI SAS 9300 16i - Problem Flashing. Please Help!

    Thank you, that is super helpful. I got mine updated with the latest mptsas3.rom and mpt3x64 from broadcom, and then that .12 file from the truenas forums, but its still 2 independent sas controllers in the BIOS. Ill try this package. The .rom files have different checksums than the ones...
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    Original LSI SAS 9300 16i - Problem Flashing. Please Help!

    mine works fine, i just dont have the update mentioned there.
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    Original LSI SAS 9300 16i - Problem Flashing. Please Help!

    Can you link to the files you flashed with? I got 9300_16i_Package_P16_IT_FW_BIOS_for_MSDOS_Windows.zip from broadcom, but it sounds like you used something different/newer? Also, confirm that it just appears to be a singular sas address? I.E. before the update it appeared in boot as HBA0...
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    LSI 9300-16i $129 obo

    original seller didnt take an offer for 120. Anyone seen a seller in the 120 or less range?
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    Looking for a 24i HBA that plays nice with ZFS

    ended up going with this solution LSI 9300-16i + 82885T for what should be a total of 28 disk capability. Sanity check my plan? 9300-16i Port 0 - Direct attach to disks 0-3 Port 1 - Direct attach to disks 4-7 Port 2 - Connect to expander port G Port 3 - Connect to expander port F 82885T...
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    LSI 9300-16i $129 obo

    Mines working great too. Pushed 320TB of verified data through it, no problems.
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    LSI 9300-16i $129 obo

    This LSI HBA is my first card thats not an enterprise RAID card ever. Ive run Arecas (1280, 1280ml, 1882ix-24i) for decades with zero failures, zero data loss. Just the concept of hardware RAID itself is getting deprecated
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    LSI 9300-16i $129 obo

    thats a good price, and going with a flashable adaptec card rather than a straight LSI is definitely a viable option. The ZFS guys frown on any non-straight HBA though... although i think theyre a little curmudgeoney and that fear isnt fully data backed.
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    LSI 9300-16i $129 obo

    I went with these: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B086TVKKNX/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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    LSI 9300-16i $129 obo

    Strike this :p I didnt realize the 9300 take SAS-HD connectors. all my current gear is 8087, gotta get new cables.
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    LSI 9300-16i $129 obo

    I actually couldnt find a SAS2 16i controller any cheaper.
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    LSI 9300-16i $129 obo

    unraid's pre-clear plugin does checks automatically. Gonna start running it tonight
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    Migrating data to new drives/HBA strategy

    Im finally upgrading my old RAID6 array to modern-ish drives/specs: Current array 1) 20x 4tb sata drives in a RAID6, controlled by an Areca 1882ix-24i. 2) Chassis is a passive backplane Norco RPC-4220 with 20 hotswap bays New array 1) 16 x 8tb SAS drives, JBOD, controlled by a...
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    LSI 9300-16i $129 obo

    oh yeah, im gonna do a good 10-20TB of sync first to validate the card (and the drives)
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    LSI 9300-16i $129 obo

    im only using it for a single data TX, so not much risk. Just picked up 16x 8tb SAS3 drives for 5.33 a TB and am moving the data off an old RAID6 array over to the new drives.
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    LSI 9300-16i $129 obo

    ill run a check when mine comes in, any guide on how to check for this model to determine?
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    LSI 9300-16i $129 obo

    Worth the risk. Just had 120 accepted.
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    LSI 9300-16i $129 obo

    whats the risk of counterfeit on this?
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    Brocade ICX Series (cheap & powerful 10gbE/40gbE switching)

    Is there something weird about the POE on Brocade switches? Grabbed a 6450-48P and it wont seem to deliver power to any of my POE splitters that I used to power things throughout the house. The straight POE items work fine (unifi APs, Amcrest Cameras), but the switch wont seem to negotiate...