What HBA to choose these days?


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I am building an Unraid system for a friend and I was wondering which HBA to choose.

It has to support (up to) 7 HDD's and 1 SSD (cache)

If possible I'd like to avoid the stressful experience I had with switching/flashing my SAS 9300-8i to IT-Mode 😅

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12 minutes ago, cholzer said:

avoid the stressful experience I had with switching/flashing my SAS 9300-8i to IT-Mode 😅

9300-8i is IT mode only, and a good option, though SSD needs to support deterministic read after trim or it won't be trimmed.

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On 1/15/2021 at 3:32 PM, JorgeB said:

 

9300-8i is IT mode only, and a good option, though SSD needs to support deterministic read after trim or it won't be trimmed.


Ah so if I would not have bought an LSI SAS 3008 and instead went straight for an 9300-8i then I would not have had to flash the IT BIOS?

Cool, great to know!

So you would still go for an 9300-8i in 2021, right?

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