LSI MegaRAID SAS 9280-16i4e still useful?

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  1. Brian Stretch

    Brian Stretch New Member

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    I pulled one of these controllers from a surplus workstation but I'm having trouble finding current drivers and firmware for it. Can anyone point me in the right direction? Better yet, anyone want to buy it? Current firmware has a build date of September 15th 2011.
     
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    Depending on price … I'll buy it. Post in the "for sale" section.

    Link to drivers
    I would need to check which firmware and drivers I am using but card is working in Windows 10.

    I am using 4i4e and 16i4e may be useful for additional connection to DAS in a box with 8 or more drives.
    I suspect only 16 channels out of 20 connections are active and using 4e disables 1 4i.
     
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    That link points to drivers from 2010, older than the firmware on my card. This incantation brings up drivers:
    Support Documents and Downloads
    The Readme's to the various MegaRAID drivers don't list support but I wonder if it's unofficially supported? Ah, in MegaSAS2.inf for the current Windows 10 64-bit drivers I see:
    mraid928016i4e.DeviceDesc = "LSI MegaRAID SAS 9280-16i4e"
    So it probably works, just not officially?
     
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    https://us.softpedia-secure-downloa...-0154_SAS_2108_Fw_Image_APP2.130.383-2315.zip
    Supports:
    MegaRAID SAS 9260-4i
    MegaRAID SAS 9260CV-4i
    MegaRAID SAS 9260-8i
    MegaRAID SAS 9260CV-8i
    MegaRAID SAS 9260DE-8i
    MegaRAID SAS 9261-8i
    MegaRAID SAS 9280-4i4e
    MegaRAID SAS 9280-8e
    MegaRAID SAS 9280DE-8e
    MegaRAID SAS 9280-24i4e
    MegaRAID SAS 9280-16i4e
    MegaRAID SAS 9260-16i

    here is a later version for the 9280-8i/8e, but should also support the 16i-4e as above does
    https://download.lenovo.com/pccbbs/thinkservers/fw_avago_hwr_9260_9280_12.15.0-0248.zip

    Drivers are built into windows, not really needed
    But just grab them from Broadcom if needed
     
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