LSI RAID Controller and HBA Complete Listing Plus OEM Models

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1) hardware RAID in a DAS situation seems easiest for that. there could be filesystem issues (XFS, NTFS, EXT4?!?). introducing a network could offer options by abstracting the filesystem. introduces complexities though.
2) probably, at a minimum a good side panel intake fan will help, along with good front to back airflow. no glass side panels then. some may recommend pcie slot coolers. I would probably zip tie an old CPU or chipset fan somewhere on the card first, myself, if desperate.
3) you could start with less powerful. sounds like we're dealing with large SATA HDDs. a SAS2008 is fine for that if you're going HBA. a SAS2208 could handle the HDDs in RAID. depends on your tolerance for tinkering i suppose. if you're gonna tinker anyway, you know what to do - save some money for it.
4) i would think so, but possibly marginally less. A SAS2208 is probably 65nm fab process or so. Like an X520 - 82599, it's just old and hot. but still effective.
5) probably mostly the fab process the chip is built on. i doubt activity adds that much. I could be wrong.
6) pass!
7) I don't know but that sounds like a lot of disks.

I'm still on 9211-8i series for SATA so I'll skip the recommendation. Great questions.
 

Dave Burton

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SAS3008 based controllers

LSI MegaRAID
SAS3008 No cache, no BBU, PCIe 3.0, 12Gbs SAS
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Dell
  • HBA350 Internal
  • HBA350MX Internal
  • HBA355 Front Internal
  • HBA355 Internal
  • HBA355e Adaptor External
  • HBA350 Adaptor, RAID 0,1 +10
  • HBA355 Adaptor, RAID 0,1 +10
  • HBA355 Front, RAID 0,1 +10
I think the Dell PERC H330 needs to be added to this list.

This document
https://i.dell.com/sites/doccontent...ments/Dell-PowerEdge-RAID-Controller-H330.pdf
says "SAS controller: LSI SAS3008"
 

JNASMAN

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Are any of these half height cards that re 6.6" long as my PCIe 4.x slot and chassis only supports cards that are H: 2.731” x L: 6.6”
 

Seba_

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I desperately struggle in the jungle ... I'm actually just looking for a compact HBA (for SSD) for a Mini-ITX board (with limited space). I don't need more than two, maximum 4 SATA ports. The board itself has a PCIe 3.0 x4 slot (PCIE1). Do you have a recommendation?
 
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Spartacus

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I desperately struggle in the jungle ... I'm actually just looking for a compact HBA for a Mini-ITX board (with limited space). I don't need more than two, maximum 4 SATA ports. The board itself has a PCIe 3.0 x4 slot (PCIE1). Do you have a recommendation?
if you only need sata, why not just get a direct adapter like this: https://www.amazon.com/10Gtek-Profile-Bracket-Controller-Expansion/dp/B09Y1NRHX3
This one has a half height bracket too, on the same page there are even M.2 options that have 4 sata slots too.
 

Seba_

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@Spartacus Yes, absolutely, I had actually considered it. But so many comments say to get a used HBA controller. Only these will work reliably in the long term if you want a reliable system ... :rolleyes:
 

Bzzz

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Did some digging on those as I have a H220 for sale, maybe mobilenvidia wants to patch that block in:

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