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venno

Hi have any one tried the lsi logic 9211-4i in a gen 8 entry

 

I used an LSI 9211-8i without any issue, runs cool too.

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colinw

Can you still get these type of cards so that all four drives in the front can run at Sata 3 speed.

 

i can only find some in China on eBay.

 

And Amazon is charging a lot of dosh for an LSI 9211-8.

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schoondoggy
1 hour ago, colinw said:

Can you still get these type of cards so that all four drives in the front can run at Sata 3 speed.

 

i can only find some in China on eBay.

 

And Amazon is charging a lot of dosh for an LSI 9211-8.

These are US based:

SAS9207-4i4e $29

https://www.ebay.com/itm/SAS9207-4I4E-LSI-6GB-S-8-PORTS-PCI-E-3-0-SAS-SATA-HOST-BUS-ADAPTER-LP/253937005699?epid=1342137380&hash=item3b1fd33483:g:oIcAAOSwPF9chG3U

SAS9207-8i $54

https://www.ebay.com/itm/LSI-SAS-9207-8i-SATA-SAS-6Gb-s-PCI-E-3-0-Host-Bus-Adapter-IT-Mode-SAS9207-8i-US/123713611833?hash=item1ccde7e839:g:AC4AAOSwUvFcna9y

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colinw

Thanks for the links, I am UK based and they both say may not ship to the UK.

 

thanks for looking anyway, I am trying to find one nearer to home.

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schoondoggy
14 minutes ago, colinw said:

Thanks for the links, I am UK based and they both say may not ship to the UK.

 

thanks for looking anyway, I am trying to find one nearer to home.

SAS9211 are a popular choice as well.

Here is a list of all LSI based cards and their OEM variants, newer chipsets tend to be better:

https://forums.servethehome.com/index.php?threads/lsi-raid-controller-and-hba-complete-listing-plus-oem-models.599/

 

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colinw

Would this one be ok 

 

https://www.amazon.com/SAS9211-8I-8PORT-Int-Sata-Pcie/dp/B002RL8I7M/ref=sr_1_2?keywords=SAS9211-4i&qid=1556138958&s=gateway&sr=8-2

 

I know it’s USA but it’s Amazon and they can deliver to UK

 

Also do I need one of these cables as well to run my ssd boot drive in the ODD bay at 6gb speed.

 

https://www.amazon.co.uk/VanDeSaiL-Mini-SAS-Internal-SAS-Breakout/dp/B01HZFUNVS/ref=sr_1_fkmr0_1?keywords=Internal+Mini+SAS+to+SATA+Cable+(SFF-8087+to+SATA+Forward+Breakout)+1.6+Feet&qid=1556139914&s=gateway&sr=8-1-fkmr0

 

 

thanks for your help.

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schoondoggy
14 minutes ago, colinw said:

Would this one be ok 

 

https://www.amazon.com/SAS9211-8I-8PORT-Int-Sata-Pcie/dp/B002RL8I7M/ref=sr_1_2?keywords=SAS9211-4i&qid=1556138958&s=gateway&sr=8-2

 

I know it’s USA but it’s Amazon and they can deliver to UK

 

Also do I need a cable as well to connect my ssd boot drive to the ODD port at 6gb speed.

 

thanks for your help.

It is a 9211 so it should work fine, you may need to update the firmware on it.

The ODD port does not run at 6Gbs. You would need to get a SFF-8087 breakout cable to use the first two ports on the onboard SATA controller to get 6Gbs ports, something like this:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Mini-SAS-SFF-8087-36Pin-to-4-SATA-7-PIN-HD-Splitter-Breakout-Cable-50cm-Blue/192035934122?epid=2019602001&hash=item2cb63bcfaa:g:vx4AAOSwvTpZ7ZA5

To power SSD in the ODD bay you will need a power adapter:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/4-pin-Floppy-FDD-to-SATA-Power-Converter-Adapter-Cable-Compatible-w-Dell-MX714/291754967836?epid=1331532083&hash=item43edf3831c:g:xW8AAOSwfcVUIGnk

 

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colinw

Ok great thanks, I did edit my post above but I guess It has not updated yet.

 

I've ordered the correct breakout cable from Amazon uk, I’m ok for power as I have a hyper-v ssd sitting on top at the moment on the ODD port which will go into one of the front bays in the end.

 

so my OS ssd which is in bay 1 will sit on top and still be connected to bay 1 with the breakout cable.

 

and then my four bays will connect to the card.

 

all running at Sata 3 which is what I wanted to achieve.

 

thanks for all your help with this I will bear in mind I might need to update the firmware if required.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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colinw

just an update, card came today, fitted and all working perfect, all five drives running at Sata 3 speed.

 

only minor annoyance was one of the two screws holding the full height bracket was completely buggered like it had been chewed up so I had fun unscrewing it when fitting the half height bracket. And the card was sealed in the anti-static bag as well.

 

i’m not updating the firmware as it all works fine as it is, knowing my luck I’ll end up breaking it anyway as it does not seem straight forward to do anyway.

 

thanks for your help and advice anyway.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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