Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
Jerry Tunin

8 or 16 port SAS compatible with UNRAID 6?

4 posts in this topic Last Reply

Recommended Posts

Looking for a SAS card for a Supermicro server I got a bargain on.  It came with a LSI MegaRAID 9260-4i 512MB but my search found that it doesn't do JBOD.  So I am looking for recommendations for a good alternative.  Possibly an older card that won't break the bank.  Would like it to support larger drives though maybe up to at least 6tb.

Share this post


Link to post

Any LSI with a SAS2008/2308/3008 chipset in IT mode, e.g., 9201-8i, 9211-8i, 9207-8i, 9300-8i, etc and clones, like the Dell H200/H310 and IBM M1015, these latter ones need to be crossflashed.

  • Like 1
  • Upvote 1

Share this post


Link to post
7 hours ago, johnnie.black said:

Any LSI with a SAS2008/2308/3008 chipset in IT mode, e.g., 9201-8i, 9211-8i, 9207-8i, 9300-8i, etc and clones, like the Dell H200/H310 and IBM M1015, these latter ones need to be crossflashed.

Excellent, thank you.

Share this post


Link to post
Posted (edited)
On 6/1/2019 at 2:35 AM, johnnie.black said:

Any LSI with a SAS2008/2308/3008 chipset in IT mode, e.g., 9201-8i, 9211-8i, 9207-8i, 9300-8i, etc and clones, like the Dell H200/H310 and IBM M1015, these latter ones need to be crossflashed.

 

I would get a 9207+ series, it uses PCIe 3.0 ... and in some cases cheaper than the classic 9211-8i which is PCIe 2.0. For hard drives it doesn't matter,  but helps if you have SSD caches on the controller.

 

I picked up my controller from the seller qbtl on eBay... his cards seem  to be fine, been using a 9211-8i from that seller for about 3 years no issues and just ordered a 9207-8i (waiting for it to come in the mail).

Edited by coolspot

Share this post


Link to post

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Restore formatting

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Sign in to follow this