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    HBA pcie 2.0 x8 card on pcie 3.0 x4 (electrical)

    I've filled up my motherboards 8 sata slots and now I'm looking for an HBA to get 8 more. Alas, I've only got a pcie 3.0 x8 physical with x4 electrical. I'm planning to expand my zfs pool and now I'm wondering if there are any serious bottlenecks having only 4 lanes would entail. It seems as...
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    Mux needed for AOC-SLG3-4E4R / AOC-SLG3-2E4R?

    I'm interested in building a storage server and using a few AOC-SLG3-4E4R / AOC-SLG3-2E4R cards to connect to a bunch of NVMe drives. Per this Supermicro page, AOC-SLG3-4E4R, AOC-SLG3-2E4R (and all the other cards without a PCIe switch) require a mux for more than one card on same PCIe bus...
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    FS: Updated: 1x Dell Poweredge MD1200 DAS's w/ PERC H800 1GB HBA's, 2TB Drives, w/ spare parts and cables

    Would like to sell my 2x 1x Dell Poweredge MD1200 DAS's w/ PERC H800 1GB HBA, 2TB Drives, with spare parts, and cables. Both units I purchased used and have been using them for two years in a smoke free home. The units and their drives ran in my house (air and humidity controlled space) during...
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    Newbie sanity check, HBA card...

    Sorry for the post, been utterly confusing myself of late and it's for cable/card types i've never used before, so i'd like someone to check this will likely work :) Case i've ordered is the Silverstone CS381 chassis. With my old PC's AMD B350 + 1700 CPU + 32GB RAM combo in it as my new NAS/VM...
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    Drives Missing When HBA is Moved To Another PCIe Slot

    Hi, I have several drives connected to a AsRock X470D4U motherboard (3 PCIe slots) using HP H220 HBA (MPT2BIOS-7.39.02.00, IT mode) and SuperMicro BPN-SAS-216A backplane. The drives are configured into a ZFS array in Ubuntu 19.10, and `lsblk` and `zpool status` both shows all the drives as...
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    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...
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    Finishing New Server Build : Time for SAS HBA IT mode card

    Hi, I'm in the process of finishing a new server build for proxmox virtualization. The system is running memtest to check if I'm safe with those memory sticks, and so far so good, finishing 7th pass with 0 errors so far. At the moment, my new server build goes like this: - motherboard...
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    Quad Port U.2 card?

    Hi, I'm sure I'm not the only who is looking for such a solution: I'm looking to purchase 4 U.2 drives and hook them into a Threadripper based motherboard (I didn't buy any motherboard yet, still planning). Surprisingly, the only card I found is the Supermicro AOC-SLG3-4E4R (and the 4E4T...
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    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...
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    HP H220 Slow Writes

    Hi, I just bought a HP H220 and installed it in my DL360e G8. VMWare immediately recognised the controller and was able to create the datastores. On a Windows server 2016 VM I run CrystalDiskMark and got 510MB/s reads (which is expected) but only 72MB/s on a new Samsung 860 Evo SSD. How can I...
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    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...
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    Noob question about H220

    Hi, I own a DL360E from HP with a P420 raid but I would like to change it due to extremely low or fluctuating speeds. I would like to buy a H220 but I don’t know whether is possibile to boot from this card because when I tried to put the P420 in HBA mode it wasn’t able to boot from the disks. Is...
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    Upgrading HBA card to sas 6Gbit and adding more storage

    I'm planning on getting some new drives soon, and after checking what I have I found out I need a new HBA. My current card is a "HP SAS 3801E" (Only sas1, so max 2tb drives) and the one I'm looking to upgrade to is a "LSI SAS9207-8E" (seems to be the card people recommend for sas2?) My current...
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    Right Storage conntroller for freenas

    So I bought a hp dl380e gen 8 and only 4 of the bays work, so I need an add-in card. The one officially recommended is this https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/HP-631670-B21-Smart-Array-P420-1GB-FBWC-DL380e-Gen-8-12-14-LFF-Kit-/143298056050?hash=item215d3acf72 1 I’m pretty sure that one would not work...
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    Slow writes HP P420

    Hi, i have recently acquired a new DL360e with a P420 raid controller. I have installed one 120gb ssd (consumer) and set up RAID 0. When i booted into the os (Vmware) and created a vm i noticed that it was running very slowly and the disk speed test (CrystalDiskMark) reported read speeds of...
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    Supermicro AOC-SLG3-8E2P Octaport NVMe HBA

    I recently discovered that Supermicro has a PCIe PLX switch HBA card that supports 8 downstream devices via OCuLink, and that it's been out for maybe a year now. AOC-SLG3-8E2P | Add-on Cards | Accessories | Products - Super Micro Computer, Inc. Does anybody have any experience with this beast...
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    LSI SAS9207-8e not recognized by my Windows system

    Hi everyone, I recently received an LSI SAS9207-8e from ebay and installed it into my PC (windows 10, v.1903). The card does not seem to be even recognized by the system. In device manager -> storage controllers it does not appear at all. - the card is getting (very) hot, so it is being powered...
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    Clarification about Norco C-8087-8088F & connection to host

    Hi everyone, I will attempt to build a DIY DAS enclosure and among the components I am looking at is the Norco C-8087-8088F. I have a few questions: 1. This does not seem to require any external power. Is it practically 2 male>female adapters glued to each other? 2. In the host side (my PC) I...
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    EU FS: HBAs 9305-16i, 9305-24i, SAS 9361-16i, 9405W-16e

    Hi, I have a few HBAs for sale, all are brand new sealed in original boxes. 5x Broadcom(LSI) MegaRAID SAS 9305-16i Broadcom link - 210€/card 5x Broadcom(LSI) MegaRAID SAS 9305-24i Broadcom link - 290€/card 5x Broadcom(LSI) MegaRAID SAS 9361-16i Broadcom link - 480€/card 5x Broadcom(LSI) HBA...
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    Hba card recommendation for ssd

    Hi folks, i'm looking to get hba card that could be used with breakout sata cable, either sff 8087 / 8088 to sata. And it must also be able to be able to hit 6Gbps, cause ive read some dell card only hits 3Gbps for each drive.. Trim capability would be nice too Any recommendations? Edit : 8463...