WTB - Intel RES2SV240 Raid Expander


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Looks like these pop up on eBay pretty regularly at the price range of $60-100, but there aren't any right now. Just figured I'd check here in case anyone is looking to unload one. I'm replacing one of my LSI 9211-8i cards with this, to free up a PCI-e slot, and I should've gone this route in the first place instead of 2x of the 9211 cards.

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1 hour ago, tjb_altf4 said:

You can save the pcie slot using the molex only variant (RES2CV240) on ebay.

Seller offered to me at US$75, so would likely accept this price if you asked.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/182419599540

Thanks didn't realize this variant was molex only. The other does allow molex and has the ports oriented parallel to the board, but I will keep this as an option. Just curious, do people usually mount this somehow, or sorta leave it sitting around in the case?

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13 hours ago, tjb_altf4 said:

You can save the pcie slot using the molex only variant (RES2CV240) on ebay.

Seller offered to me at US$75, so would likely accept this price if you asked.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/182419599540

I ended up going with this. He did accept my offer of $75. I feel bad for anyone who is paying the listed buyout of $180. Are these genuine Intel cards? I was wondering about this as well as the x550-T1 cards I bought also. https://www.ebay.com/itm/143294790100?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2060353.m2749.l2648

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9 hours ago, stev067 said:

I ended up going with this. He did accept my offer of $75. I feel bad for anyone who is paying the listed buyout of $180. Are these genuine Intel cards? I was wondering about this as well as the x550-T1 cards I bought also. https://www.ebay.com/itm/143294790100?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2060353.m2749.l2648

I had got one earlier too, good feedback and many units sold over a few years, so should be ok.

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On 6/10/2021 at 7:50 PM, tjb_altf4 said:

I had got one earlier too, good feedback and many units sold over a few years, so should be ok.

I was able to swap this in yesterday, and all my drives were recognized. I'll have to look into testing drive RW speeds in Unraid. I don't see any Intel markings on it, so who knows if it's authentic or grey market or just a knock off, but it works. Thanks for the tip. Now just waiting on a standoff kit so I can mount it.

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