LSIロジック LSI00198 / MegaRAID PCIEx8(Gen2.0) SATA/SAS 6Gb/s 内部8ポート RAIDカード MegaRAID SAS 9260-8i Single
LSIロジック LSI00194 / LSI PCIEx8(Gen2.0) SATA/SAS 6Gb/s 内部8ポート HBA LSI SAS 9211-8i Single Pack
LSIロジック LSI00212 / MegaRAID PCIEx8(Gen2.0) SATA/SAS 6Gb/s 内部8ポート RAIDカード MegaRAID SAS 9261-8i SGL
HighPoint SAS/SATA レイドカード 6Gb/s RocketRAID 2720SGL
LSIロジック LSI00330 / MegaRAID PCIEx8(3.0) SATA/SAS6Gb/s 内部8ポートRAIDカード LSI MEGARAID SAS 9271-8i SGL
StarTech.com SATA 3.0 RAIDコントローラ 4ポート増設 PCIe 2.0カード SATA 3.0 6Gbps HyperDuo機能付き PEXSAT34RH
|価格||￥ 17,280||￥ 11,800||￥ 16,000||￥ 19,800||￥ 36,929||￥ 9,200|
|販売者||シナジー||PlayGround0138||TEX TRADE||TEX TRADE||輸入販売 ブルースカイエンジェル||TEX TRADE|
|外装サイズ||27.2 x 16 x 4.6 cm||26.92 x 16 x 4.83 cm||27 x 15.6 x 4.5 cm||19.81 x 17.53 x 3.56 cm||27.2 x 16 x 5 cm||18 x 14.5 x 3.5 cm|
|外装質量||260 g||249 g||299 g||181 g||360 g||200 g|
It does RAID levels 0,1,5,6,10,50,60 as well as RAID spans 10, 50, 60.
I bought this for RAID 6, as it's the cheapest LSI quality one for this price as far as I know.
This is a pcie 2.0 device. It will work in a pci 3.0 port. As well as a pcie 2.0 port.
It is pcie x8, which means it is half the size of your graphics card slot. Not many motherboards have this, but you can plug it into a graphics card slot. It will take up half and look weird. It works fine and that's what I do.
This does NOT come with break away cables. Meaning, you need to buy SAS connectors. 3ware makes decent ones. It splits from the connector into 4 SATA connectors. This device has capacity for two of those. So 8 drives total.
This comes with a short case adapter, so if you have a 2u server rack or something it will work.
This comes with a quick install guide a few other papers and a drivers and utilities cd rom.
It works and supports all RAID types you'd want.
The unit shipped with firmware package 12.12. This versions' WebBIOS was NOT compatible with the motherboard I had (ASRock Extreme6/ac). I wanted an hour trying to figure out my configuration simply wouldn't supporting booting into it, even after discovering I had to use the control sequence then select the RAID card as a boot device.
While ESXi 6.7 supports virtual volumes of this device, it DOES NOT support card monitoring or array configuration, even after installing the latest drivers and messing around with esxcli. This is disappointing and hopefully will be addressed in a future update.
I had to export the card via passthrough and install the software management services in a Linux guest. After disabling guest firewalls and attaching it to the same subnet as another Windows guest, I was able to get the Megaraid Storage Manager to detect and manage the Linux guest that had the card. This allowed me to install the latest firmware (12.15 IIRC), which allowed me to boot into the WebBIOS, but didn't resolve my ESXi issues.
I haven't yet tested the performance limits of this card. I had issues using the MSM to configure write caching properly; WebBIOS let me correct this. Card gets warm, you will need adequate cooling and airflow to insure stability and longevity within a desktop case.
Due to lack of any airflow its designed for I did rig a tiny fan into its heatsync and it has run perfectly great a year without errors.
For fun I installed SSD's into its CacheCade cache, and thought it amusing its cute little baby single-core CPU (by today's standards), actually overloaded to 100% and went SLOWER OVERALL trying to run CacheCade... so you can totally save your money and time wasted on that CacheCade feature with this card - if you need that performance then get the 9265 with dual-core CPU!
But it's getting 5-stars for doing what I wanted - running as cool as possible in a micro case, giving me the reliability I wanted in exchange for any performance.
Bottom line, it's still chugging a year later and works great.
Ctrl + H into bios. Old school GUI that looks like a Atari arcade game. A little clunky but not hard to figure out, just use the wizard.
2 X 240GB SSD RAID 1 running VMWare ESXi 6.7
3 X 3TB HDD RAID 5 for data/VMs
1 750GB HDD plugged into mobo SATA for backup images, ISO repository, ect.
Got room to grow with the card as price per TB drops
Works with ESXi right out of the box which is a good thing since HW compatibility is a huge thing with VMWare. Data transfer speeds are slow but you get that with the price. Great for a low end do it yourself server, NAS or VM server.