1. A

    SAS expander negotiating 1.5 Gb/s on some SATA drives 3 Gb/s on others

    I have a SC846E26-R1200B chasis with a SAS2008 PCI-Express Fusion-MPT SAS-2 controller. lsscsi is showing the expander as LSILOGIC SASX36 A.1. I noticed some of the drives (well I noticed the patter that it's just non WD ones) report only getting a 1.5 Gb/s SATA link. Any ideas? for m in...
  2. AveryFreeman

    Using SAS expander for multi-host, multi-channel failover setup?

    Hey, Pretty new to SAS expanders, so this might sound kind of ridiculous, but I recently learned about 2 hosts connecting to 1 backplane, so bare with me... I have 2 Supermicro hosts in cases with the TQ-style backplanes, so 1 sata-style port per drive I'm wondering if multiple hosts can be...
  3. N

    LSI 9207-8i, Expander and 24 SSDs (Beginner Confusion)

    I have an LSI 9207-8i card (2 ports) connected to an expander (Supermicro SAS-216EL, 3 ports) via a single mini-SAS cable, which is connected to a 24-drive backplane (Supermicro BPN-SAS-216EB, able to hold a 2nd expander). There should eventually be 24 SATA3 SSDs connected to this backplane...
  4. R

    SAS Expander

    Hey guys, I'm in the process of upgrading my server (mostly runs PLEX & additional related services). I just picked up an LSI 9211 8i HBA which is running the 8 drives I currently have perfectly. I have it all in a coolermaster trooper case and don't plan to replace it (so no backplane with...
  5. A

    Intel RES3TV360 RAID Expander,12 Gb/s, SAS/SATA NEW BULK PACKAGING - $212 shipped best offer on eBay

    best offer took $200 + $12 fedex shipping. delivered in 2 days. brand new with cables, works great with my areca cards. mounting the card is weird so mine just sits in front of fans on bottom of chassis. Intel RES3TV360 RAID Expander,12 Gb/s, SAS/SATA NEW BULK PACKAGING 735858287364 | eBay
  6. A

    FS: (5) 10TB WD EasyStore Hard Drives purchased recently - $156.50 each + actual fees

    I have (5) 10tb shucked WD EasyStore drives - 2 purchased from Best Buy and 3 purchased from WD directly. All were shucked with care, tested, and unused. I can put them back in or keep them separate. I paid $156.50 each after hawking deals. Just looking to get that back or I'll return them...
  7. N

    Clarification on Expander use with JBOD

    I'm building my own JBOD case using a cut down rack case, and 3x Supermicro M35T racks installed which are all SATA connections (5 per M35T - so 15 total requred) I thought you could have breakout cables from 8088 to 8077 with more than 4 SATA connections but that doesn't seem to be the case...
  8. L

    Two Intel Expanders, Same Chassis. ( RES2CV240 + RES2CV360 )

    I have a 4U chassis which I can fit 36 2.5" (4x 8 + 1x4). I'll be using SATA drives, but may migrate to SAS. I'll be using ZFS to manage the array. So, the 1x4 will house the SSDs and hot spares I presently have an Intel RES2CV360 and RES2CV240 which are laid out like this: From what I...
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    CSE-PTJBOD-CB3 Questions

    Hello all, Frequent lurker here. I think first time posting. Gradually putting together a larger post with my complete build, however I have a couple of loose ends. I’ve reviewed some of the threads on the CB3 but some info I haven’t found or I haven’t seen a direct comparison in my use case...
  10. BigXor

    (SOLD) CHENBRO CK22803 6Gb/s 28-Port SAS/SATA-III RAID Expander Card

    CHENBRO CK22803 6Gb/s 28-Port SAS/SATA-III RAID Expander Card Excellent Condition $140.00 Serial Number: 151009424 PM me if interested. PayPal Only - Buyer and Seller are both protected with Paypal. Buyer must be a member in good standing with more than 10 posts.
  11. A

    Intel RES3TV360

    Can anyone direct me to a port map for this? I am interested in specifically which "inputs" map to which "outputs". Its been frustrating.. I have been unable to find any relevant documentation on either the board or the expander chip it uses. What documentation that is available engages in...
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    PCI-E 3.0 x8 M1015 w/RES2SV240

    Hello I currently have a M1015 running 8 drives. I would like to add an Expander to run additional drives (20 total). I believe the M1015 operates at PCI-E 2.0 speeds. Would it make sense to replace the M1015 with a card that operates at PCI-E 3.0? Or, would the bottleneck be on the...