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Offline Abula

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HBA recommendations
« on: April 30, 2013, 02:25:10 pm »

I been using WHSv1 for a long time, and didnt moved to WHS2011 mostly because of losing the pooling styled server, and tbh im still fine with WHSv1, but my storage needs continue to grow thus i need to go higher than 2tb hdds.  I have seen great comments about flexriad, and i think its mature enough for me to move to it with WHS2011, but i need some recommendations into my what HBAs will flexraid/whs2011 be friendly with, so since you guys have more experience with this maybe you can suggest me some HBAs, i was thinking on IBM 1015 or LSI 9211-8i, but open to suggestions, im really interested into them being able to report the SMART, something that my SASUC8i hasnt been able to,

This is my current hardware,
MOBO: SUPERMICRO MBD-X9SCM-F-O LGA 1155 Intel C204 Micro ATX Intel Xeon E3 Server Motherboard
MEMORY: Kingston 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM ECC Unbuffered DDR3 1333 Server Memory Model KVR1333D3E9SK2/4G
CPU: Intel Xeon E3-1230 Sandy Bridge 3.2GHz 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1155 80W Quad-Core Server Processor
CPU Cooler: Thermalright AXP-140 RT Low Profile HTPC Heatsink
CPU Fan: Noiseblocker NB-BlackSilentPro PK-1 140mm x 25mm Ultra Quiet Fan - 700 RPM - 9 dBA
Case fans: 7x Noiseblocker NB-Multiframe M12-S1 120mmx25mm Ultra Silent Fan - 750 RPM - below 6 dBA
OS drive: Intel X25-M SSDSA2MH120G2K5 2.5" 120GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
HDD: 8x HITACHI Deskstar 5K3000 HDS5C3020ALA632 (0F12117) 2TB 32MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive
HDD: 6x SAMSUNG EcoGreen F2 HD154UI 1.5TB 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive
HBA: 2x Intel RAID Controller Card SATA/SAS PCI-E x8 8internal ports (SASUC8I)
Sata cables: 4x 3ware CBL-SFF8087OCF-05M 1 Unit of .5M Multi-lane Internal (SFF-8087) Serial ATA Breakout Cable
Sata power: 4x Silverstone Four-in-one SATA Power Connectors with Power Stabilizing Capacitors Model CP06
PSU: Antec CP-850 850W Continuous Power CPX SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Modular Active PFC
CASE: Antec Twelve Hundred Black Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case
HDD Cages: 4x COOLER MASTER STB-3T4-E3-GP 4-in-3 Device Module Hardisk Cage
OS: Windows Home Server v1

Im planning on keeping the 8x hitachis 5k3000 2tb and drop the 6x Samsung 1.5tb for 6x Seagate Desktop HDD 4 TB SATA 6Gb/s NCQ 64MB Cache 3.5-Inch Internal Bare Drive ST4000DM000, and for parity was thinking on better drives, not sure if it would matter much though, 2xWD RE 4 TB Enterprise Hard Drive: 3.5 Inch, 7200 RPM, SATA III, 64 MB Cache - WD4000FYYZ, in time ill move the 2tb for 4tb or bigger depending on how my storage need grows.

Offline mccar75287

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Re: HBA recommendations
« Reply #1 on: May 01, 2013, 08:22:23 am »
I have the same motherboard and CPU and I use a HP P410 Raid Array Controller with a HP SAS Expander card.
It allows connection of up to 32 disks. I have 24 connected.
Does it allow SMART data? I don't know. I never bothered to check.
« Last Edit: May 01, 2013, 08:29:16 am by mccar75287 »