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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...
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    Supermicro X9DRT-HF (6027TR-DTRF) SAS options

    Hi All, I have a x9 2U FatNode server (only two nodes not 4). Unfortunately the setup is SATA only. Does anyone know what options are there for using SAS drives ?. The back plane does not even have any SATA / SAS connectors, everything comes through the node connection riser. Thanks...
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    Issue trying to add drives.

    Hello all, I am using Unraid as my OS and I am having some issues. I posted this in the Unraid forums, but I believe this is more of a hardware issue, so I copy and pasted it here, hoping for some help. I am having some problems when trying to add additional storage drives. I've added drives...
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    Hitachi DF850 as JBOD, anyone got it to work?

    I bought pallets of Hitachi DF850 boxes and controllers (cuz I'm an idiot). The disks are 520 which I can successfully change to 512 using my desktop pc. However I can not for the life of me get SNM2 to connect to controller or get a drive box to function properly with sas drives, sata drives...
  12. adminmat

    Enterprise HDDs and compatibility question

    I'd like to get a couple SAS HDDs for my unRAID server. I've been shopping around for a couple 1 to 4 TB drives for testing but can't get a handle on what drives will work "out of the box" with a LSI SAS controller in IT mode. I read that many of the enterprise SAS HDDs are locked to a...
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    Using an Intel NVMe/SAS3 2U Disk Enclosure (A2U8X25S3PHS) with Slimline (8-lane) + MiniSas HD ports?

    I am putting together a new system and going with the ASRock Rack ROMED6U-2L2T motherboard that has 3 'Slimline PCIe4.0 x8' ports (albeit the specs list 2 'for U.2', the manual however lists 3 of those ports in total - two 'upwards' on the board and one at the backside) and a bunch of MiniSas HD...
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    Formatting Hitachi 600GB SAS drives

    Hi, I recently got myself a few of used Hitachi HUC106060CSS600 drives for my home laboratory. The problem is that they come from Netapp server and probably are formatted differently. My main server, HP DL380 G6 with P410i doesn't even try and just spits out orange light, Fujisu Primergy RX300...
  15. bilbo1337

    EXPIRED WD Ultrastar 18TB SAS at $367

    It's refurbished but these drives haven't really been out that long. Looks to be a good deal as 16TB is around this ball park of price. WD 18TB 4Kn SAS Hard Drive
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    UK [FS] 2x SAS Toshiba 3TB drives (for cost of postage)

    I have 2x Toshiba MG03SCA300 3TB SAS drives for cost of postage/paypal fees £6.99, postage anywhere in the UK within that amount. These are SAS drives, not SATA so please ensure compatibility first. Both working and DBAN-ing as we speak.
  17. AveryFreeman

    How to get smartctl-like information from HGST SAS drives (?)

    Hey, Wondering if anyone knows if there's a good way to get hard drive statistics from HGST SAS drives using mpt3sas driver. I didn't realize until recently SAS doesn't report statistics for smartmontools, so I was scanning them with smartctl trying to figure out why I couldn't get stats like...
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    SAS Backplane for DIY Workstation

    Is there a recommended SAS2 (or SAS3) backplane for DIY workstation builds? 4 drives preferred. 8 would be awesome (if that's possible) 3.5" drives preferred. If not, then 2.5 would be interesting Installed within regular ATX or large ATX case ATX or CEB motherboard cases, like the Asus X99-E...
  19. 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...
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    Supermicro H12SSL and SAS storage options

    Hi all Let me start out be saying that this is my first server build and I'm pretty overwhelmed by the storage options available on these boards. I guess I'm more of a software guy and could use some help. :) I'm building an AMD EPYC server for homelab use. It'll be running Proxmox so its...