LSI RAID Controller and HBA Complete Listing Plus OEM Models

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I got an RS2BL040 a long Time ago and flashed it with the LSI Firmware.
The show me now LSI/ Intel in the Boot Menu. I forgott which Version the Original one was?
Does anyone know it? I commare it with pictures back then it worked.
 

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I recently purchased a Lenovo N2215 (LSI 9302-8i)

Does anyone know if windows has built in drivers for this hba or where i can download them if not? Will the drivers for the 9300-8i suffice? I purchased the card specifically for the vertical connectors not understanding that it was an oem product.
 
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Hi,

Is there any information about the Dell PERC H740p and its LSI rebranded card?

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Kevinrlago
So far, the Dell H740p is a new PCI-E 3.1 (Not 3.0) RAID card. Not much info is out there at the moment, but it supposedly uses a newer LSI 9400/9500 series CPU. It has a whopping 8GB of NV ram, but these cards are not widely used or known too much about at this time. They are around, but they can get fairly expensive. Last I checked, some are starting to come around on the used market for around $250 or so.
I myself am waiting to see what the H345 Adapter cards will look like. They should be flashable to IT firmware like the H330 adapters.

Go here: Dell PERC H740P RAID Controller | Dell USA

Also, for info on all Dell cards, go here, and click on the "Series 10" Family of cards: List of PowerEdge RAID Controller (PERC) types for Dell EMC systems | Dell US
 
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I recently purchased a Lenovo N2215 (LSI 9302-8i)

Does anyone know if windows has built in drivers for this hba or where i can download them if not? Will the drivers for the 9300-8i suffice? I purchased the card specifically for the vertical connectors not understanding that it was an oem product.
Yup, the 9302-8i/N2215 is a LSI 3008 chipset. Should already be flashed to LSI firmware (IBM Branded) and Windows 10 should support it no problem. If not, go to IBM's website for their Windows OEM drivers for the card, but it will essentially be covered under the LSI driver stack for 3rd gen adapters.

 

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Hello! What OEM analogs of the SAS 9300-8I are currently the most interesting to buy on Ebay? I am looking for a modern HBA for ZFS.
 
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Hello! What OEM analogs of the SAS 9300-8I are currently the most interesting to buy on Ebay? I am looking for a modern HBA for ZFS.
Hello!

There actually quite a few you can buy right now. There is the 9340, the 9341, the Supermicro AOC-S3008L-L8I/L8E, there is the Fujitsu D3307, The Dell H330/HBA330 and more. The cheapest I have seen is from China, you can usually score a SAS3008 chipset for around $85 to $88 dollars, but gotta wait about 2 weeks. It usually comes though. Havent had any problems ordering from China lately. If wanna order from the US, there are several excellent listings, where you can get a nice card with cables, or the card by itself.

If I had to say the cheapest I've seen is a Dell HBA330 or so. I sell as well, (pm me if interested) but if you are looking for the absolute cheapest 3008 card, I would say you can look there. Next would probably be the Supermicro variants. All in, when ordering from ebay, just make sure they know what theyre doing flashing or otherwise. But these newer gens are fairly straightforward and all safe.

Either way you can't go wrong with a 3rd gen SAS chipset!
 
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There actually quite a few you can buy right now. There is the 9340, the 9341, the Supermicro AOC-S3008L-L8I/L8E, there is the Fujitsu D3307, The Dell H330/HBA330 and more.
Thank you very much for your answer! Are firmware from SAS 9300-8I suitable for Supermicro AOC-S3008L-L8I? Or should I only use the ones from the Supermicro website? Is it possible to flash them into IT mode without BIOS?

P.S. I am also afraid to buy a fake when buying from China.
 
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Thank you very much for your answer! Are firmware from SAS 9300-8I suitable for Supermicro AOC-S3008L-L8I? Or should I only use the ones from the Supermicro website? Is it possible to flash them into IT mode without BIOS?

P.S. I am also afraid to buy a fake when buying from China.
Yup, you can flash any 3rd gen Supermicro card to IT mode, and leave out the mpt bios if you dont need it. Most of them already come with IT mode firmware from the factory, so just a matter of updating your card to the latest firmware version. I would always use the Broadcom/Avago/LSI firmware if I could help it, although Supermicro will essentially offer you the same firmware anyway, probably just relabelled, but yeah, the only IT firmware of choice for SAS3008 chipsets is currently the 9300-8i IT firmware.

I have personally seen quite a few fakes on ebay, and it concerns me, because they are getting really good at producing quality looking, look-alikes. Check out what is happening with the LSI 9201-16i cards. All fakes, besides one or two listings, and all from China. Who knows if they work or not, but maybe they do :.)

In any case, any legit seller will have the genuine card, so no worries there.
 
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Hello. First, I apologize if this is not the appropriate place to post this question.

I have been running an SAS 84016E for twelve years with ten 2tb drives. The controller is connected to 16 ICY DOCK bays and servers run a TYAN S5512WGM2NR motherboard.

With all the "free" cloud based storage, I have not really had much need to upgrade - and it's not really worth adding additional 2tb drives. However, with Google recently announcing new limits and subscriptions, I have decided it is time to get my server ready for additional/new drives.

My main issue with the 84016E is its 2tb HDD size limit. This is a home server (WHS 2011) that will primarily store multimedia files backed up from all of the family's, and extended family's, devices. We have gigabit internet and a full Unifi system to manage traffic.

I would prefer the easiest drop-in upgrade. Based on some cursory eBay and Google searches, it looks like my 2 best options might be either the:

SAS 9750-16i4e

or the

SAS 9280-16i4e

Any recommendations on these two or other suggestions?

many thanks
 
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Hello. First, I apologize if this is not the appropriate place to post this question.

I have been running an SAS 84016E for twelve years with ten 2tb drives. The controller is connected to 16 ICY DOCK bays and servers run a TYAN S5512WGM2NR motherboard.

With all the "free" cloud based storage, I have not really had much need to upgrade - and it's not really worth adding additional 2tb drives. However, with Google recently announcing new limits and subscriptions, I have decided it is time to get my server ready for additional/new drives.

My main issue with the 84016E is its 2tb HDD size limit. This is a home server (WHS 2011) that will primarily store multimedia files backed up from all of the family's, and extended family's, devices. We have gigabit internet and a full Unifi system to manage traffic.

I would prefer the easiest drop-in upgrade. Based on some cursory eBay and Google searches, it looks like my 2 best options might be either the:

SAS 9750-16i4e

or the

SAS 9280-16i4e

Any recommendations on these two or other suggestions?

many thanks
Hey there brother, welcome to STH!

For your setup, I would probably do the 9280-16i4e. The 9750 is actually the same card and chipset as the 9280, (LSI SAS2108 RAID-on chip) but the 9750 seems to be an amalgamation between LSI and 3Ware, which is fine, but I think support might be better found with a 9280, than a 9750, although documentation should be available for both. Also, I might have a new 9280-16i4e lying around, could sell you one on a discount :.)
 

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Has anyone tried to add LEDs to the headers on an LSI card? The User Guide shows the following for my 9270CV-8i card:
  • J1A1 Global Drive Fault LED header
  • J1A2 Write-Pending LED header
  • J1A5 Individual PHY and Drive Fault Indication header
I'd be interested in hooking these up, and I guess any old case might have some LED header connectors. But are there solutions for ad hoc use that I could lay inside my server to give me an idea when something is amiss? I would imagine the OEMs, like Dell's PERC would connect to their backplanes and such, but I am just using the breakout SATA connectors on mine. Also, I think these allow me to use the LSI Storage Authority to select "Start Locating" for a drive and it should flash the correct LED. That sure would come in handy during a drive failure.

Please add this card with an unusual OEM:
  • NEC N8103-152 (brand sticker) Rev. C2B (sticker nearby)
  • MR SAS 9270CV-8iL3-25422-28A (MegaRAID sticker)
  • L4-25436-04A (sticker on cachevault)
  • FRU 00JY023 EC:N33186 (sticker on the supercapacitor)
  • L3-00098-00A (sticker on supercapacitor)
  • 1 GB cache
  • It came with Firmware 3.152.155-2153 (23.21-0061) WebBIOS 6.1-33-Rel
  • I chose to update to BIOS Firmware Version : 3.400.45-3507 (any higher version caused CacheVault or CVPM02 supercapacitor to not be recognized per this thread) and I had to use StorCLI64 /c0 download file=mr2208fw.rom noverchk to ignore a downgrade error.
  • I updated the ROM for the Gas Gauge here (because it's similar to an Intel® RAID Controller RS25AB080) (I think a Gas Gauge is control module for the CVPM02 CacheVault) because "Through ongoing long term testing, Avago has determined that an update to the Gas Gauge firmware is needed to prevent a situation where the SuperCap is prematurely declared Fault status."
  • Works in Windows 10 with LSI Storage Authority 7.15
  • I have been unable to locate info about this card through Broadcom, but it's a dual-processor version of the 9265 it would seem
  • The Windows 10 driver version 6.714.18.0 calls it an LSI MegaRAID SAS 9265CV-8i, but LSA calls it the LSI MegaRAID SAS 9270CV-8i
  • I was unable to get the older MegaRAID Server Manager working well at all. It was not easy to use.
  • This was very difficult to install due to the newer UEFI BIOS on modern PCs. I had to turn on then off UEFI booting to get to the old blue screen BIOS Config Utility
  • Perhaps this controller lost its time after sitting on a shelf. I recommend fixing it if you have problems, like: storcli /c0 set time=systemtime because mine was set to July 2135.
And as an aside, this thing is fast! In RAID 5, with regular SATA HDDs, I've got sequential speeds about 60% of my NVMe SSD. 1 GB/sec sequential from spinning disks is amazing. I've been lurking for years on this thread, and thanks everyone!
 
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