4 x SERVERAID M5225 2GB SAS/SATA RAID CTRL for 199 Shipped

nthu9280

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Almost too good to be true but the seller has all positive feedback dating back few years. I recently bought stuff from the seller and have a good experience. That is $50 / per card shipped for a 12GB 8e card. If someone is looking for a true 12Gbps RAID with ext ports, this is a steal.

NEW sealed Qty 4 Lenovo SERVERAID M5225 2GB SAS/SATA RAID CTRL 00AE938 IBM sys-x | eBay

ServeRAID M5225-2GB External SAS/SATA Controller > Lenovo Press

This is based on 3108 chip and here is a thread reg JBOD config & passing the limited SMART data in FreeNAS forums
LSI 3108 IT Mode
 

marcoi

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they were gone when i checked so someone got them not sure who. so they sold within an hour haha probably sth effect
 

BLinux

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so, this is an external card, right? what kind of connectors do you need from this to a disk array chassis? how much do these type of cards go for usually?
 

nthu9280

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External x4 mini-SAS HD connectors (SFF-8644) from the card. Other end of the cable depends on the disk array.

Lowest I've seen for the SAS3008 based internal cards with vertical ports (IBM) was $80-$90 range and generally $110+

The rear facing (Dell) ones were $130+ but not that frequently.

I've not tracked external cards.


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