LSI 9400-8i8e/8i firmware selection: Mixed vs SAS/SATA

bford

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Hello,

I am shifting from 9300 series cards into 9400 series cards and formerly I was given the choice of IT and IR firmware. I'm using these HBAs to connect to JBODs and running zfs so I was using the IT firmware, not doing any hardware RAID.

With the 9400 series (P22 update) these options appear to have been replaced with 2 new versions I'm unfamiliar with:

HBA_9400-16i_Mixed_Profile.bin
HBA_9400-16i_SAS_SATA_Profile.bin

and

HBA_9400-8i8e_Mixed_Profile.bin
HBA_9400-8i8e_SAS_SATA_Profile.bin

For my 16i card there is only one option:

HBA_9400-8e_SAS_SATA_Profile.bin

So, what are these 2 versions and which one would I choose to get the most IT-like performance offering?

Thanks
 

fl0w

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Oct 28, 2015
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I have a 9400-16i (thanks sparx), and I've flashed it with the mixed profile firmware. My SATA/SAS HDDs work well in this mode (recognized as JBOD for using as mdraid array).