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Hardware => Buying Recommendations => Topic started by: mx5gr on October 03, 2016, 10:04:47 am

Title: SAS 9201-16e and FlexRAID
Post by: mx5gr on October 03, 2016, 10:04:47 am
Hello,

I have been using the 9210-8i card flashed in IT mode as indicated for a while now to a great success. However, due to a change of server hardware and the already-consumed available capacity of the card (8 disks), I am thinking of upgrading to a 16-port card.

Has anyone been using the SAS 9201-16e card with FlexRAID? Is there a difference between stock and other OEM implementations (e.g. Avago H3-25379, Dell KV5JY H3-25379-01K)

The external disks will be housed in different chassis using 2m SFF-8088 -> SATA breakout cables, such as http://www.ebay.com/itm/2M-SFF-8088-TO-Esata-Mini-SAS-26P-TO-ESATA-7P-Latch-SFF-8088-TO-4x-E-SATA-Cable-/261474201502?hash=item3ce113af9e:g:bY8AAOSwwbdWLYMy

Thank you!
Title: Re: SAS 9201-16e and FlexRAID
Post by: Tolyngee on October 28, 2016, 02:11:15 pm
I've been using the LSI SAS31601E with four SE3016s rackables for two years now with tRAID.  Config has been great.


The only thing I caution is...  drivers.  I could be wrong, but drivers were hard to find even two years ago.  I went poking around recently to see if I can find W10 drivers...  and realized I couldn't even find the old W7 drivers anymore.


If you know where I can get W10 drivers, please let me know.

edit:

http://www.avagotech.com/support/download-search/?productFamilyName=Legacy+Host+Bus+Adapters&area2=LSI+SAS+31601E&area3=All;BIOS;Case+Study;Compatibility+Document;Driver;EFI;Firmware;Management+Software+and+Tools;Product+Brief;Product+Guide;Quick+Installation+Guide;Solution+Brief;Technical+Brief;User+Guide;White+Papers;&area4=&dnd-keyword=

Found drivers.  (Forgot they got bought out, brain fart, sorry).  But indeed, no W10 drivers.

But beyond being a legacy adapter, it's been 100% perfect.
Title: Re: SAS 9201-16e and FlexRAID
Post by: MasterCATZ on December 03, 2016, 02:39:24 pm
thinking about getting those as well