Just bought an original LSI 2308 based card, a SAS 9207-8i.*Update*, managed to find a diagram for this motherboard, not good news.
For some reason Asus opted to use 16x lanes from the CPU to PCie 16x, then the remaining 4x lanes to the onboard LSI 2008.
The other PCI/PCIe/Lan lanes come off the PCH.
Really don't know why Asus went for a 16x/4x configuration on a server board, 8x/8x would have been ideal.
Now looking at Supermicro again, I have been offered a brand new X9SCL-F for Â£39 delivered from a supplier, I know it's cheap but would still have to buy a NIC on top of that, plus no Sata6.
Done, mainly so I can find it easily to update it.Can we get this thread stickied so it stays at the top of the list and we don't have to dig for it??
Cheers addedOf the X10 series of new mainboards from Supermicro, only the X10SL7-F comes with onboard LSI HBA. Link is Supermicro | Products | Motherboards | XeonÃ‚Â® Boards | X10SL7-F
I like Windows storage spaces, and with storage tiers in Windows 2012R2 I expect to *really* like it, but I'd never use it with RAID5 or RAID6. Software parity RAID has a very bad reputation, and the Microsoft implementation has done nothing to improve it. Stick with mirroring when using Storage Spaces.Hi all,
I have been running my striped setup on an IBM 1015 which I cross flashed with LSI Firmware and its given me no problems.
I am considering an ASRock Z11/Extreme AC for my next build with Windows 8 64 bit as the OS - now while I understand that this hardware is not setup for raid 5 and doesn't have a BBWC or Cache I am looking at trying the Windows 8 storage spaces Raid 5 and/or 6 equivalent. With this the system doesn't format the drives as you would expect for a raid setup - it uses them in JBOD and writes equally sized blocks to them, if a drive fails you still replace it and the blocks are rebuilt from the other drives. Essentially while it does use an LSI controller it would effectively use the CPU for the XORing operations.
Has anyone tried this setup or one similar? if so what are your experiences with it?