IBM ServeRAID M5015 $199


Staff member
Dec 21, 2010
And a BBU! (Looks like an iBBU07) No bracket in picture though.


New Member
Aug 31, 2012
I've got a few of the new M5015 off of eBay for less than $200 for my other 9260-4i & 9260-8i cards just for the BBU. I cross flashed the M5015 to LSI 9260-8i and it boots just like LSI (fast). IBM bios does take a frustrating while. I examined both the IBM & LSI with my 20x watch maker's magnifying glass and I couldn't find any difference between the two. I wanted to know what made the LSI support RAID 6 & 60 and IBM doesn't. The only difference that I found was a tiny chip under the SAS port 0-3 (one closer to the heatsink). One was black and one was orange (does anyone know what that is?). I was going to buy a "parts or repair" 9260-8i from eBay and de-solder that chip and replace the IBM's to see if that is what makes it support the extra features (I'm home so I'll try to take a pickture when I get to work and post it here) but there are none...

By the way, does anyone know if 3ware 9750-8i is cross flash-able with 9261-8i? They are the same card.