Choosing my HBA

Discussion in 'RAID Controllers and Host Bus Adapters' started by No1451, Jan 2, 2011.

  1. No1451

    No1451 New Member

    Jan 1, 2011
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    Looking for something that meets this:
    ->8 ports(via 2 mini-sas)
    ->Well supported(FreeBSD/Windows are a must, Solaris and pals are a bonus)
    ->Newbie friendly, I'm not the most technically savvy guy around so I'd prefer not having to do too much to get her running
    ->Good support! Knowing my luck things will go wrong, I don't wanna be down and out for too long, and I have no idea how any of these companies are :/

    I've been looking at the Intel SASUC8i, is this a good choice?

    P.S. RAID will definitely, 100% not be needed
  2. Metaluna

    Metaluna Member

    Dec 30, 2010
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    The Intel card is a great choice, as it's a rebadged LSI 3081E-R, which works well under FreeBSD (and I assume Windows also). There's also the Supermicro AOC-USAS-L8i which uses the same LSI chipset (1068e) but needs a bit of modding to fit in a conventional ATX computer case. I believe the IBM ServeRaid BR10i is also pretty much the same card.
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