PERC H310 - LSI 9211-8i - $50

Lance Joseph

Member
Oct 5, 2014
79
32
18
Just bought a Dell PERC H310 (rebranded LSI 2008 chipset) which can be converted to a LSI 9211-8i.
Made an offer for $44 + $6.50 shipping came to $50.50. Might've been able to go lower.

Dell PowerEdge RAID Controller PERC H310 HV52W 8 Port 6GB s SAS SATA PCI Adapter | eBay

Buy three of these for $150 total and run an entire 24 disk enclosure with 1:1 port mapping.
(Cheaper that I was able to find the LSI 9207-8i)

Less than a day until the auction is over. 25 sold / more than 10 left.

Firmware flashing instructions: How-to Flash Dell Perc H310 with IT Firmware To Change Queue Depth from 25 to 600 - ESX Virtualization
This firmware should be able to get the queue depth up from 25 to 600.
Link to discussion: Disk Controller features and Queue Depth?
More tests and discussion: LSI 2008 Dell H310 VSAN rebuild performance concerns - Virtual Ramblings

Edit: LSI crossflashing instructions for P17 firmware (can probably go to P19) SAS HBA crossflashing or flashing to IT mode, Dell Perc H200 and H310 | techmattr (be sure to read through the comments/discussion as there are extra steps to be taken in converting the H310 to a generic LSI firmware)
 
Last edited:

Lance Joseph

Member
Oct 5, 2014
79
32
18
Do you have to tape the pci pin to make h310 works on whitebox/non dell server?
Yes it would seem some minor modifications may be necessary in some cases.
I'll keep that in mind. Perhaps a reflash to vanilla LSI firmware will do the trick.
I've attached a picture of the pin modification just in case someone else needs a visual.
 

Attachments

canta

Well-Known Member
Nov 26, 2014
1,033
204
63
39
Do you have to tape the pci pin to make h310 works on whitebox/non dell server?
NO! as I know..

Have tried Dell H200/H310 without cross-flashing on my consumer/desktop motherboards, supermicro X8...., and thinkserver TSx40

if you prefer 9211 IT firmware, go ahead. as in the instruction to use Dell 6G firmware
I did on two H200 due on 9211 IR (dellizer), and needed IT only for zfs (zol) build.

on the other H310 is 9240 (as I know), you do not need to change to 9211 IT since No additional layer is added when jbod.

for your curiosity
DO benchmark default H310(9240) firmware with 9211 IT firmware for jbod..
as I know, performance would be identical.
and
Compare with 9211IR with 9211 IT firmware too...
 
Last edited:

tubeamps

Active Member
Dec 1, 2014
102
25
28
Grr...I really wanted 2. Seller counter offered and then someone snatched 50 of them at once.
 

frogtech

Well-Known Member
Jan 4, 2016
1,346
209
63
32
Anyone ever put these in a C6100 node? I am not sure if you can plug in the SAS cables with the connectors on the end of the card.
 

nev_neo

Member
Jul 31, 2013
141
23
18
@frogtech , I don't see how you would fit one in the 6100. the mezzanine cards use special sas/sata cables that squeeze in the sides. also connectors are angled 90.
 

Ray

Member
Apr 24, 2016
39
4
8
52
I have two of these in my FreeNas box with an Intel S2600CP2 MB and before that an ASRock MB and didn't have to tape anything.

OH, I didn't realize this post was so old.


Do you have to tape the pci pin to make h310 works on whitebox/non dell server?
 

thorin

Member
Aug 30, 2016
36
0
6
120
Doesn't seem like people cared, but for the ones who do.

US Domestic supplier accepts $30 + shipping.
 

ttabbal

Active Member
Mar 10, 2016
755
202
43
43
Thanks for the tip. I've been meaning to get another one of these. Just did a $30 auto-accept.
 

morecomputers

New Member
Sep 15, 2016
23
2
3
45
While asking for some suggestions on the perc h310 that i was having issues with in this thread: Flashing Dell H310 for Windows Server 2016, i realized the price for this ebay item that i mentioned as an example wasnt too bad (34.99 with free US shipping). So thought id add that to the sale forum in case someone is still looking for one.

Dell PERC H310 RAID Controller HV52W w/2 Device Cable T3F4V No LED Cable | eBay

I have not bought from this seller, just mentioned since it was a good price.
 
  • Like
Reactions: Fritz

Fritz

Well-Known Member
Apr 6, 2015
2,130
496
83
66
While asking for some suggestions on the perc h310 that i was having issues with in this thread: Flashing Dell H310 for Windows Server 2016, i realized the price for this ebay item that i mentioned as an example wasnt too bad (34.99 with free US shipping). So thought id add that to the sale forum in case someone is still looking for one.

Dell PERC H310 RAID Controller HV52W w/2 Device Cable T3F4V No LED Cable | eBay

I have not bought from this seller, just mentioned since it was a good price.
ACK!!! :eek: Don't need one but for the price I just couldn't resist. Now I have a spare. :)