Bulk LSI 9202-16e Opportunity?

dba

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Just yesterday I was looking to buy another one or two of these. An eBay seller had one for $200, but I missed the auction. I emailed and offered $175 if he'd re-auction it with a buy-it-now. He did, listing it at $250 with an OBO option meant for me, but someone else picked it up in just a few minutes! Now I'm looking again.
 

Patrick

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That seller seems to have a lot. I don't remember what I did with mine. :-/
 

cactus

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no internal ports what's this used for connecting to a board with an SAS controller as a DAS?
It is a 16e, so it has 16 external SAS channels. One would use this to connect to a/multiple DAS chassis or a switched SAS Storage Area Network. It is another option for your storage setup, gigatexal.
 

RimBlock

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The advantage being you can run a 1U / 2U and connect 16 disks plus whatever the MB / chassis will allow and swap out DAS units as the need arises. If the DAS units have expanders then you can attach many more if the controller handles it.

Imagine connecting 4 DAS boxes to a 1U server where you have redundancy between the DAS boxes. One fails for some reason (PSU / PSU controller / expander fault), it allows the owner to unplug and swap the whole DAS out for a spare while they troubleshoot and not have to take the actual server down.

RB
 

pgh5278

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no internal ports what's this used for connecting to a board with an SAS controller as a DAS?
Have one and looking at option to use as external box adapter or reroute the cable to internal using the 8088 to 8087 xovers that are available.
 

Patrick

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no internal ports what's this used for connecting to a board with an SAS controller as a DAS?
Exactly. These cards also have 16 native ports. Most 16 port solutions have SAS expanders built in which may have issues with SAS expanders in a DAS. It is also a very high-performing card.