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    [Help Request] LSI 9211-8i Sas Card

    I have a LSI 9211-8i sas card, only one port seems to work out of the two. I tested the cables and the drives and there does not seem to be an issue there. I am not too familiar with SAS cards and I am hoping someone here may know the command or way to check to see if that port has been TURN off...
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    Canada FOUND - WTB: 4Tb 3.5" SAS 6Gbs Drives

    Looking for the above, qty 6 or more would be best depending on mileage and price. In Canada so if anyone has any available please contact.
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    SAS controller for LTFS in Windows 10

    Hi, i have a windows 10 pc with DELL perc H200 and an IBM Lto6 drive It works but i suspect the controller is a bottleneck, i only transfer zip/tar files (quite big) but sometimes the copy slows down, and almost never exceeds 150/180 mb/s I bought an used Dell Adaptec PCI-E 12Gb SAS Controller...
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    HP Q6Q68A LTO-8 30750 MSL SAS Drive Firmware

    Hi team, anyone can share the latest (last??) HP Q6Q68A LTO-8 SAS Drive Firmware? More specifically "LTO_30750_SAS_P381_MSL.frm" Thanks! PS: This is a good reason to move away from HPE to others like IBM => HPE paywalls firmware while others remain open
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    [FS] SAS SSDs 1.6TB, DDR3, DDR2

    SAS SSDs 12x 1.6TB - Micron S630DC-1600 - $120 12x 800GB - Micron S630DC-800 - $80 SMART: endurance (Used) 5%-7% Mfg date: mid 2016 PowerOn: 6 years Will figure out shipping as we go PM me if you are interested Bunch of DDR3, DDR2 from $5 to $10 a piece 128GB+ Samsung 16GB DIMMs RAM...
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    ESXI TrueNAS Core 13 VM, at my whit's end

    Hi all, I will try to keep this brief so you don't get bored but get all the info you need in here Hardware Server: Dell T410 CPU: 2x E5-2450 v2 (8C 16T 2.5GHz) Memory: 192GB DDR3 1600 MHz (12 x 16GB) RAID Controller: Dell PERC H710P (used for VM Storage, truenas OS drive is stored...
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    SAS3008-based HBA (LSI SAS 9305-16i) and U.2 (2.5" NVME) SSD compatibility

    Hello everyone, Am I right that U.2 (2.5" NVME) SSD can NOT be connected to SAS3008-based HBA (LSI SAS 9305-16i) through any cable (for example, this one or this)? I'm fine that I don't get a full NVME speed, I just see that U.2 (2.5" NVME) SSD are cheaper than SAS SSD. Also, the only way to...
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    IBM H1110 SAS Flashing Question

    Hi, I wanted to know how can I tell the firmware version of my IBM H1110, ( IBM 81Y4494 H1110 SAS-2 6Gbps HBA LSI 9211-4i P20 IT Mode ) I believe it is in IT mode per the seller on ebay and I wanted to make sure it is flashed correctly. I am very new to the SAS controller world but...
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    AU WTB: SAS2 4tb+ 2.5" SSDs - no rush though

    My array has now hit 50% capacity so I'm starting to look for the next set of drives to add into it. I have 6 bays that can take SAS 12Gbs drives, so if you have drives over 4TB you're looking to rehome hit me up. I don't really have any particular models in mind, will briefly research any that...
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    Backplane with 4x SFF-8643 how to connect?

    Considering a 3U case that has a backplane for SAS/SATA that comes with 4x SFF-8643 connectors on it. 16 ports total. Going to use SAS drives that are 12gbps. Planning on connecting it to a raid card but for the life of me can't tell what kind of cables I need. Haven't figured out the raid...
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    EU [FS] SAS SATA NVMe SSDs, Servers, FC storages Promise VTRAK , Drobo

    Selling out my lab. Even thougn Apple XSAN died long ago until now I used it successfully with this setup. HPE SAS 12G 15.36TB(aka Samsung PM1643) 6x 1500€ have HPE caddies, firmware HPD8, 512B Huawei SAS 12G 7.68TB 12x 700€ 512B Samsung SATA 6G 845DC PRO 8x 150€ 10TBW 5Y Dell SATA 6G...
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    Which SAS Controller should I buy

    Right now I’m trying to erase 2 SAS drives but I came to the problem that I can’t just use a adaptor from SATA to SAS and plug it into my pc. So now I’m trying to find a SAS controller so I can plug it in to my pc and erase them. I’m new to server so I don’t know what type of controller I need...
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    HBA newbie here with an LSI card and have a couple of basic questions (6pin power/verifying genuine card)

    Just bought a lsi 9300-16i. Price seemed pretty cheap for this and I want to make sure I've got a genuine card. I've read that people verify their serial numbers with LSI to make sure they didn't buy a "counterfeit". Has anybody here done that? If so, could you be kind to point me in the...
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    Question on SuperMicro H11SSW-iN and BPN-SAS3-826EL1 expander

    here's the question, and maybe it's obvious to some of you. i've got a 2U SuperMicro server with their SAS3 expander built-in. i installed an old stinky H11SSW-iN from ebay on it. (if you sold it to me, thanks!). no matter how I connect the cables, the motherboard (running a stinky old 7551P)...
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    Need SAS HBA/Raid Controller Recommendation

    I need to connect 4 SED Ultrastar HC550 hard drives somehow, but I don't know what to look for other than low price and number of ports. The drives are less than 285 MB/s each, so I doubt there would be bandwidth limitations. Does the HBA affect use of TCG Enterprise encryption? I was looking at...
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    TCG Enterprise Software

    Is there free software for managing TCG Enterprise encryption in SAS drives? The Ultrastar HC550 manual mentions a bunch of commands, but I don't know what I would need to issue them, for example to set a password for a drive track or unlock the drive.
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    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...
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    sas drives and write cache option

    Hello I ve being using in a production level some sas2 disks hitachi-wd Dell 2.5inch 10k 1.2Tb drives with zfs (no Zil or Slog extra devices) in a raid 10 level. In a random check to the drives I noticed that the feature of all the drives write cache was disabled. Used the command sdparm -g...
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    Very short or custom SAS 8087 cables

    Do any of you know where to find Very short, or even custom 8087 Cables? I would like to not interrupt airflow to much and the connectors are between 4 and 0 inches apart. I currently have .5m(1.5ft) cables, and they are to long. If anyone knows where to buy the wire and connectors I would be...
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    Mini SAS HD Cable from onboard U.2?

    Hi all, I have an Lenovo P700 workstation for which I purchased 2x Lenovo 03T8798 as shown here. I just thought I'd prefer a hot swap style of connector. However it requires a sas card with Mini SAS HD connectors. I notice there are plenty of PCIe Mini SAS HD cards such as this one for the...