I'm afraid I'm not contributing, but asking for help. I just bought a second hand IBM OEM SAS9201-8i HBA card. The only place this model number seems to exist is in the ebay item where I bought it. LSI tell me it is definitely an IBM OEM. Physically it seems to be the same as the LSI SAS 9211-8i shown at http://www.servethehome.com/lsi-sas-2008-raid-controller-hba-information/ except the SAS9201-8i is missing what I guess is the RAID chip just above the gold PCIE card contacts.
My question - is there a firmware/bios on the LSI website that will safely update this card?
SAS9201-8i HBA second hand.
FROM TEXT ON CARD:
SAS Address 500605B 0-03F0-xxxx
VENDOR NAME LSI Corp
PRODUCT IDENTIFIER SAS2008-IT
PRODUCT REVISION 11.00.00.00