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SAS9260-8I Sgl Raid 8PORT Int 6GB Sas/sata Pcie 2.0 512MB

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pLSI MegaRAID SATA+SAS controllers provide a new level of reliability, availability, and performance to businesses that are facing storage challenges driven by unprecedented data growth. With data transfer rates of up to 6Gb/s per port, the MegaRAID SAS 9260-8i and 9260DE-8i bring users new features and improved performance, while continuing to support all the features of the previous 3Gb/s SATA+SAS generation./p

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Product Dimensions 10.5 x 6 x 1.9 inches
Item Weight 11.2 ounces
Shipping Weight 9.1 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
ASIN B002IT4YG2
Item model number LSI00198
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4.4 out of 5 stars 13 customer reviews

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Best Sellers Rank #12 in Electronics > Computers & Accessories > Computer Components > I/O Port Cards > SCSI Port Cards
Date first available at Amazon.com January 1, 2009

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To increase the speed of the onboard Intel Software RAID-5 on my ASUS P8Z68-V PRO motherboard, I decided to try a hardware RAID card.

I found a seller listing a Dell OEM LSI 9260-8i for $250, so I purchased the card. I received the card rather quickly but it took a long time to figure out how to get it to work.

First, it would not boot from my motherboard's second PCI Express 2.0 x16 slot (the first being occupied by the Zotac GTX 570 Graphics card). Next, I tried the 3rd PCI Express 2.0 x16 slot and the card's LSI BIOS popped up. I was excited until I realized that this slot was only running at 1x speed (being shared with 2 other PCIe 1x slots, USB controller, and other devices).

I decided to update the firmware on the LSI MegaRaid 9260-8i. I downloaded the latest firmware from the LSI website and installed MegaCLI.
However, when running MegaCLI to burn the firmware, it complained about firmware corruption. I found on a bulletin board a work-around for this issue - I had to install an intermediate firmware release first, and then I would install the latest release. It worked!

The LSI's WebBios was impossible to use as my mouse control was unstable and sometimes pressing CTRL-H during boot time does not work. This is a common problem and most people suggest to use a PS/2 mouse.
As I did not have one handy, I followed I different approach.

I found that I could use MegaCLI commands to replace all the functions of WebBIOS. So, using quite cryptic MegaCLI commands, I initialized my array (taking over 10 hours for 24TB in 6 4TB Hitachi drives).

I decided that if I could not get the LSI Raid card to work in a x16 slot, I would return it (it does not make sense to run Raid at the slowest possible speed).
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The price is well justified with this controller. You get all common RAID support plus their spans, 512MB cache, optional BBU support, four internal SAS/SATA ports (up to 32 max) and SAS II (6Gbps) support. Also love the sideband/I2C signaling support on the card which goes well with a backplane if you have one on your chassis.
What I like the least is the LSI WebBios option ROM where you set up the RAID array. I wish they would have gone with the traditional text mode BIOS. Mouse support does not work for me and I don't even use a wireless input device so have to use TAB and cursor keys all the time.
Another quirk is the fact that the controller disappears from your BIOS boot order completely if there are other SATA HDD devices present in your system. This should not pose a problem if you want to move all your existing HDDs from your motherboard to the controller but It took me a while to realize...not being mentioned anywhere.

To people having problems getting into the WebBios by pressing CTRL+H, you have to set the controller as your primary boot device in your system BIOS.

A note of caution, this controller does not support JBOD but works with a single HDD in RAID0. There is a hidden way to enable the JBOD option with megacli but the feature does not work regardless.

However, I give this a solid 8/10.
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I have used these controllers for years in various server builds. I have never had one fail nor have I had any customer complain about their performance. LSI is a good manufacturer and is an OEM for many high end high performance servers, namely Seimans.

Beware of lower model numbers as only offer software RAID.
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Excellent raid card. Bought this for a small server and have run it through it's paces with little to complain about.

PROS: All drives are recognized, perform efficiently and when I simulate failures keep my system running. I have used it with HDD & SSD in raid 1 and 5 configurations. Best feature was on boot drives, kill one and the system still works, reboots and everything, just as expected! Try that with some of the raid on motherboards. I am running Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 without any issues.

CONS: Only complaints I could come up with the alarm is loud and took a while for me to figure out how to turn off and I had to go find drivers/software myself. Not a terrible thing as the online versions would be newer than anything included. Building the boot drives from the "web-based" bios could have been better designed and did not layout properly on my my screen, but I was able to see enough to get through it. Yes, I needed to get additional cables.

Overall I would purchase another.
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This review is not for the typical professional IT admin staff who'll buy a SAS MegaRAID card. They will already know everything in this review, and probably correct a few of my mistakes also.

This review is for the PC enthusiast (like me) who's tweaking the heck out of their home PC. This is the review I wish someone had written so I could read it BEFORE I purchased the 9260-4i. While overkill in some respects, it is also a good idea for people to have a decent RAID array on their primary home PC where they store all important files, images, video. You need some data redundancy for those important files.

Anyway, the home PC enthusiast is on the right track with this 9260-4i, because this is a great 6GB/s RAID card. They've been consistently given great ratings in very thorough reviews in unbiased online PC magazines, not just for RAID performance, but also for significantly (~30%)improving the performance of SSD's that are cabled as their own stand-alone virtual drive to this card (without even being array'd with other SSD's in any performance-increasing RAID mode)

The 9260-4i supports four channels (unless you buy an expander) and you'll quickly exhaust those four channels, which is why you need to buy this instead:
LSI SAS 9260-8i (LSI00202A1)

If you have the bucks (and overkill mentality) to buy a 9260-4i for a home PC, then you'll probably hook it up (now or eventually) to at least four SAS (or SATA) drives configured as virtual drive RAID. I have such a 4 X 2TB SATA array configured RAID10.
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