Suggestions for great priced LSI 9271-4i w/ CacheVault alternatives / re-brands?

ItsChrisG

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Any suggestions for great deals on equivalent (or very similar) cards to the LSI 9271-4i w/ CacheVault Module?
Re-brands or what have you... Dual Core 1.2Ghz RoC, 1GB DDR3 Memory/Cache, etc

Would highly prefer flash cache modules instead of dealing with BBUs, but if there are equivalent performance cards at great deals with BBUs -- I'll be open to it.
I'm looking for like ~4 sets of these for a upgrade project I'm working on :)

Thanks Guys!
 
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T_Minus

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The ebay seller with these (intel brand) won't drop the price much, it was cheaper for me to get the 12Gb/s cards than these 6Gb/s ones. But they're not including the BBU that they did with the external cards, so it's still really pricey.

Where did you see 1.2Ghz ROC?

IIRC this is the ROC.
http://www.lsi.com/products/raid-on-chip/pages/lsi-sas-2208.aspx

For the chipset used with the card you mentioned.
 

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Whoops... I mustve been thinking about the LSI 9361 ROC when typing that up.
Which eBay seller?
 

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Omalley or whomever that was we got the Expanders and Ext. Raid cards from (in Great Deals) sorry Id on't recall 100%.

They have cache keys too, but I have some I'm not using so please hit me up first ;)
 

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IIRC, IBM M5016 is just re-branded LSI-9271/9266. It has dual-core cpu, 1GB/ddr3 cache and CacheVault is standard part of package. One year ago I bought two of them on eBay, brand new, for 250€ a piece. I have been using them since then in my ESXi-servers...
https://forums.servethehome.com/ind...for-new-virtualization-setup.2924/#post-25460

And believe me or not, but a few months ago I bought brand new M5016 on eBay for 60€! This one came without CacheVault, but I keep it just as reserve in case one of my other M5016 fails...
https://forums.servethehome.com/index.php?threads/which-raid-6-card.4642/#post-41333

So you see, with a little luck and patience you can get it for quite good price!
 

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Gonna go with Dell PERC H710P's with 1GB NV Cache - seems to be right up my alley