LSI 9211-8i HBA Larger than 8 TB Drives

Discussion in 'RAID Controllers and Host Bus Adapters' started by mason736, Oct 2, 2018.

  1. mason736

    mason736 Member

    Mar 17, 2013
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    I purchase a Supermicro 4U 36 Bay X9DRI-LN4F 2x Xeon E5-2690V2 10 Core box from Unixsurplus (Mr. Rackables) on ebay. The unit has a LSI 9211-8i HBA in it currently. The listing stated it would work with up to 8 TB drives just fine, and it is doing just that. I've loaded it with a number of 8TB drives thus far, and no issues.

    With some of the larger drives 10 and 12 TB drives coming down in price, is there anything from preventing the LSI 9211-8i from recognizing drives larger than 8TB? I'd like to put in a 12TB drive as my parity drive (UnRaid), and move the 8TB drive i'm currently using into the pool.
  2. Stefan75

    Stefan75 Member

    Jan 22, 2018
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    Haven't tested it myself but from what I'd heard this should work fine.
  3. msg7086

    msg7086 Member

    May 2, 2017
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    Unless there are other specific reason. Otherwise LBA48 supports up to 128PiB and I think we are good for a while.
  4. UXSServers

    UXSServers New Member

    Mar 27, 2019
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    Hello all did, has anyone else tested the 9211-8i with 12TB Drives?
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