New LSI 9400 Series NVMe HBA

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  1. Alan Robertson

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    DOA, RMA'd waiting on a replacement.
     
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    Ugh...sorry to hear that. Surprised I haven't seen any reviews on this part yet.
     
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    An nvme hba on 8x lane? Sounds a bit short on bandwidth.
     
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    There is a 16x lane version but it is for external storage.

    Would like to see a review of these and the RAID version the . MegaRAID 9460-16i
     
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    Finally received a working card-
    So far I have only checked it with sata drives on my sas backplane, all the drives that where running on a lsi 9305 are working great on the 9400.
    I have an issue with the nvme though, I have not tested it yet- my issue is accordind to the user guide

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    Many Grantley and Purley generation backplanes that support NVMe use white Mini SAS HD connectors to indicate
    which connectors are for NVMe and which are for SAS/SATA. The backplanes have the protocol screen printed on the
    backplane near the connectors.

    The pinout in this table is not the pinout used on the Broadcom Tri-Mode adapter. For Tri-Mode versatility (support for SAS and NVMe),
    the adapters follow the SFF-9402 pinout.
    ****

    My nvme backplane is an a2u44x25nvmedk2 and my cables have the white connectors, does anyone know if there is a cable that will work?
     
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    Hi,

    Looking at this same card. It's a bit pricey so looking for any feedback on how it performed over time and I'd you happy with it?
     
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    Is the idea here to have NVMe-based CacheCade in front of slower bulk-storage drives?
     
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    Anyone with LUCK using NVME on LSI-9400 8i with MINI-SAS HD (SFF-8643) to four SF-8639 - U2?
     
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    Anyone tried the NVMe on this controller card yet?
     
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    Bump, am also curious about this..
     
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    I had test intel 750 1.2t and p3700 400g with the cable followed sff8643,It is conn't found driver..

    Finally I found the cable (PN:05-50065-00)at lsi website and I had make an order at Span.com.

    When I receive the cable,I will test and let you konw.
     
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    Also interested.... funny I almost grabbed it couple weeks ago.
     
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    I had receive the cable(PN:05-50065-00),It can found nvme card(P3605 1.6t,P3700 400g)..

    So,for the moment,It must use Lsi cable to use nvme driver.
     
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    Hi, what cable did you use that didn't work? Thanks.
     
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    any info on this? Ive *been* looking to do raid1 with 2x u.2 nvme (to vmware/esxi), as it appears this does have vmware drivers).

    as far as i can tell, in seems this is the only way to get raid1 nvme on a vmware host (direct, local storage- not via a nas/san).

    So far it seems (from replies in this thread):
    you need to use a special LSI cable (expensive! 75-100$ each it looks like) to connect to any nvme via u.2
    here is pict of the cable:
    "+getMessage("iPrintVerKit")+"

    I wonder if i could use the white tipped supermicro sff-8643 cables that go from my SM 4 port nvme card to my supermicro nvme backplane (its 12x sas3 backplane, 4x of which are nvme). EDIT; looks like NO YOU CANT USE the white tipped SM 8643 cable , i cant link to the PDF right now, but in an LSI PDF on this card, they say you cant, and risk damaging the nvme and/or the lsi card. (so you do have to use their expensive cable for nvme, ie ~$100 which connects to 2x nvme)

    anyone have any info?
    tks
     
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