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Nev SATA controller card for my new build / Lenovo / IBM M1015 ServeRAID, will it work ?

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Am putting together new unraid build, my old one is having a lot of hardware failures, but I am at a loss in regards to what controller card to buy, needs to be in the EU because import taxes are insane in Denmark if coming from outside the EU :( 
I found this card that can be preflashed and as far as I can see it should work, but I have some questions....

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/IBM-M1015-ServeRAID-LSI-SAS9220-8i-SAS9211-46M0861-iMR-IT-MODE-6Gb-s-8-port/292365468478

 

1. Will it work ?

2.What firmware should I order it with, he preflashes with the one I want, seams really important to get this right ?

3.Will the card support my 8tb and 10tb drives that I use in my current server / does it support these drive seizes ?

4.What breakout cables ( for connecting sata drives to card ) are the best ones to buy ?

 

Hoping someone can help me out, because I am at a loss in regards to what sata controller card to get :)

 

Cheers...

Dennis

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Thanks man so the firmware that the card can be flashed with by seller will not work, Firmware: 2.130.404-6285 BIOS E4.38.04.0 (FW Package 20.13.1-0254), is that correct? 

 

Cheers Dennis 

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Okay and thanks again, will try to see if I can find a card with this firmware.... 

 

Will the cards support 8tb and 10tb harddisk? 

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Sorry for the German links, living in Denmark, Germany is the easiest way to import my hardware from, will try to find some cables in the UK so that the text and description is in English... 

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Finally found a card that I han import to Denmark without additional taxes for a reasonable price:
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Dell-PowerEdge-47MCV-047MCV-PERC-H200-SAS-RAID-Controller-Adapter-Card-PCI-E/193241110499?hash=item2cfe1157e3:g:WU8AAOSwVYNd56NQ

 

And this breakout cable:
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Mini-SAS-36P-SFF-8087-To-4-SATA-7Pin-6GB-HDD-For-Adapter-RAID-52445-5405Z/283644793072?hash=item420a8c10f0:g:75gAAOSwT9FdprH-

 

So is the card the "correct" one and supported by unraid ?

 

I the cable the correct 8087 forward cable ?

 

Will this combo support 8tb hard-drives ? 

 

Sorry for asking so much, just want to get ir right the first time i order :)

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15 minutes ago, Denner said:

So is the card the "correct" one and supported by unraid ?

Yes, will likely need crossflashing to LSI IT mode, unless it comes pre-flashed.

 

17 minutes ago, Denner said:

I the cable the correct 8087 forward cable ?

It doesn't say anywhere if it's forward breakout or reverse breakout, they look the same and only forward breakout will work in this case.

 

18 minutes ago, Denner said:

Will this combo support 8tb hard-drives ? 

Yes, with the right cable.

 

 

 

 

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Thanks man, your help is very much appreciated :)

 

I have no problem with cross-flashing, worst case scenario, I mess up, break the card and will have to buy another one , best case I get it right and now have the SATA card I want :)

 

Will write the seller in regards to the breakout cable instead of asking you all the time, or look for a seller that lists it as a forward breakout cable :)

 

I regards to 8tb drives and the correct cable needed for it to work, I just need a 8087 forward breakout cable and than I am good to go if my card is working correctly and cross flashed to the correct LSI firmware ?

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32 minutes ago, Denner said:

I regards to 8tb drives and the correct cable needed for it to work, I just need a 8087 forward breakout cable and than I am good to go if my card is working correctly and cross flashed to the correct LSI firmware ?

Correct, it will work with any currently available capacity and for any larger disk coming in the few next years, at least.

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