I looked at that board but thought for the price it was steep for 10gbE vs a standard board. SAS ports are handy thought.
What are you going to do once you use all the on board SAS controllers?
Yes 660$ for it was a great price. Shipped the same day it came out. If your looking for one contactAre those quotes for the Supermicro X9DRH-7TF? If so $660 is awesome!
Will update the Supermicro X9DRH-7TF review accordingly.1. The LSI controller has 1GB of onboard cache.
2. The CMOS battery is used to retain the BIOS settings if there’s no AC power.
3. LSI 2208 supports RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, 10, 50, 60.
4. The x540 has a PCIe 3.0 x8 connection from CPU1. Though the x540 only needs PCIe 2.0, the connection to CPU1 helps reduce latency. Supermicro and most competitors use USB 3.0 on our workstation boards, and USB 2.0 on our serverboards. Server customers typically use USB for HID, serial, or boot flash devices which don't have huge bandwidth requirements.
5. In the specs at the bottom, the SCU SATA ports can do RAID 5 as well.
6. The “schematic” is actually a component placement diagram.