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    New member, new build, need advice

    OK! wow.... what a great community STH is. I wish I would have known about this place sooner. I have been doing a lot of reading the past week. This has led to the typical highs, feeling like I know what I want, and lows, feeling like I know nothing about what is out there. That being said, I am...
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    Help with ASUS Z10PC-D8/SAS LSI3008 to IT Mode

    Hi, I recently purchased an asus z10pc-d8/sas motherboard which came with an LSI3008 based on board SAS controller. This was originally in IR mode and I needed it in IT mode - So I grabbed the LSI firmware files from this ZIP 9300_8i_Package_P16_IR_IT_FW_BIOS_for_MSDOS_Windows and proceeded...
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    LSI SAS9200-16E -- Slow Performance Using 8+ Drives

    Overview: My LSI card in IT mode tends to slow when more than 8 drives are being utilized. Is this normal behavior? Hardware: LSI SAS9200-16E FW...
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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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    SFF-8088 LSI-compatible sata/esata breakout cable?

    Hello, I have LSI 9280-4i4e and icydock 4disk chassis with esata conectors. So I bought SFF-8088 to Esata breakout cable like this: NEW Mini SAS SFF-8088 4i to 4 esata 7P HDD External Multilane 8088 SAS Cable 1M 711765391660 | eBay Problem is, that after connecting chassis with controller, it...
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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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    LSI 2308 SAS Spindown WS2k19

    Hello everyone, I was wondering if anyone has ever gotten spindown working on SAS drives on pretty much any LSI adapter in IT mode? While I am able to spin down all my SATA drives, NONE of my sas drives spin down and they also don't report any supported features to the OS/applications querying...
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    LSI Megaraid 9260-4i - card disappears when computer sleeps

    I've been using the 9260-4i happily in a Windows 7 Dell Precision box for about a year. I just upgraded to Windows 10 on a nearly identical Dell Precision, moved the card and drives over, and everything appeared to work fine at first glance. However, when the machine goes to sleep, the card...
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    Best Storage Controller for BPN-SAS-216A

    Hi, I have just got a SuperChassis 216A-R900LPB, with the BPN-SAS-216A backplane, and I need to get a storage controller for said chassis & backplane. I am looking for suggestions for raid cards, never had to get a raid card for a server, so Idk what exactly to get. The chassis is 24 bay, but...
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    [FS] LSI 9266-8i with CV and CacheCade, RES2SV240 Expander, Sans Digital TowerRAID TR8X6G JBOD

    I have a bunch of hardware I am looking to sell. I am based in the United States (New York). They are currently on eBay, but willing to sell direct. Any offers will be considered. Thanks! $149.99 - SAS 9266-8i CV LSI MegaRAID 6GB SATA/SAS Controler Card & CacheVault & CacheCade: SAS 9266-8i CV...
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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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    Manage 9266-8i in ESXI 6.7

    Hello guys and gals, Sorta new to the forums but am in need of help managing my LSI 9266-8i raid card in a SUPERMICRO CSE846 Chassis running ESXI 6.7u1. From what I've tried so far from searching hours on the web hasn't worked. I've tried numerous versions of the LSI provider vib I've tried on...
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    Getting Disk Activity LEDs

    Hi everyone, hope you will have some clarification on this. I have a supermicro SC846 chassis with BPN-SAS-846TQ rev 3.1 back plane (the one with a separate connector for each drive) and a few dell h310's flashed to the latest lsi 9211-8i firmware and bios. I have a few wd reds connected to...
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    Reverting LSI 9212-4i to IR mode?

    I want to revert an LSI 9212-4i I bought used to its factory defaults, so I can create a hardware RAID-1 on it. It is currently in HBA/IT mode, and I would like to get it back to a raid card. All the guides I find online are IR to IT, and I can't find the firmware downloads anywhere. Any...
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    Looking to migrate from Raid 10 to ZFS

    Looking to move over to FreeNas for my network storage and will need to migrate my current raid10 arrayover to ZFS. I Currently have a raid10 array 4x4tb Dell enterprise sas. I am looking to migrate this over to 4x3tb ironwolf drives. Thing is that I am going to install FreeNas on the server...
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    Recommended sizes and benchmarks for CacheCade volumes

    I haven't found much information regarding CacheCade volume sizes, and how different sizes for CC volumes can impact performance, favorably or not. Can anyone throw some light on this?
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    Controller for 12xHHD

    Hi all, I have a Chenbro RM23612 so I have to handle with 12xHDD. I'm completely new in this field, so I ask advices to you. I need a controller in IT mode, to handle the HDD by the OS (through mdadm). Which controller I need? I see a lot of person use a LSI 9211-8i.
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    SAS dual-path disk attaching problem (lsi hba with mpt2sas, lsi sas expanders)

    Hello. Im using the following scheme for connecting 2 supermicro jbods to 2 hosts via minisas with 2 path for every sas disk: All are working as expected: from every host i see every disk from all jbods for all sas expanders (front and back). But right now when im trying to attach new disk...
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    Raid 0 on LSI 9217-8i HBA Problem with detecting drives.

    Hello everybody, I recently installed LSI 9217-8i in my dl380e system and placed two identical WD drives in the enclosure. I want to try out software raid on that HBA card but I can't seems to have an option to create raid becouse all the drives show up as ----- when in raid creation menu. All I...
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    New dual E5-2690 build, motherboard questions

    Hello! I am currently in the making of a server upgrade, current machine dual x5650 96gb ram running Unraid server. Parts that i already have. Dual E5-2690v1 , 12x8GB eec rdimm. LSI 9207-8i HBA. 16x300gb SAS 2.5 drives. INTEL 910 400gb ssd. Quad intel 1000vt nic-card. New server will run...