RAID Controllers/ HBAs
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LSI 9300-4i4e Overview

LSI 9300-4i4e HBA – Next Generation 12gbps SAS 3 Performance

The LSI 9300-4i4e is a next-generation 12gbps SAS3 host bus adapter that effectively can double the potential performance of storage systems with new SSDs


IBM ServeRAID M1000 Advanced Feature Key for M1015 – $70

One deal recently brought to our attention was for the IBM ServeRAID M1000 Advanced feature key. These are listed on ebay for $59.95 with $8.50 shipping in the US or best offer. Generally, the IBM ServeRAID M1000 series advance...



LSI SAS 9206-16e Dual SAS 2308 HBA Preview

Today we have a preview of the LSI SAS 9206-16e. The HBA is similar to the LSI SAS 9202-16e in that it has dual controllers. This time, LSI adorns the single slot HBA with a PCIe 3.0 x8 interface and dual SAS 2308 controllers. ...


LSI SAS 9207-8e SAS II and SATA III HBA: Benchmarks

Patrick took a first look at the LSI SAS 9207-8e host bus adapter recently. Now it’s time to see if the new card can deliver the performance we expect. In this article, we test throughput and IOPS performance in an attempt to...



LSI SAS 9207-8e SAS II and SATA III HBA: A First Look

I did want to take a few moments to highlight the LSI SAS 9207-8e that we have in the labs. Although Jeff is currently working on performance numbers for the card, the LSI 9207-8e is a SAS 2308 based card. Two major trends the ...


How to Flash IBM ServeRAID M5014 to LSI 9260-8i Firmware

The IBM ServeRAID M5014 has quickly become a enthusiast favorite. Recently we did a piece on finding a great deal on IBM ServeRAID M5014’s with BBUs inexpensively. On ebay there are tons of no-bracket M5014 part 46M0916-...



LSI 9202-16e Update: 5,900MB/ Second on an Intel Xeon E5 Server

In a previous article, I tested the LSI 9202-16e and pronounced it the fastest host bus adapter that money can’t buy, with an AMD server pushing the card to over 5,200 MB/ second. Patrick then went on to pry one apart fo...


LSI Host Bus Adapter (HBA) Power Consumption Comparison

In this follow up article on the LSI HBA features comparison we take a look at the power consumption of LSI’s SAS2008 and SAS2308 based HBA controllers. Whether you are building a small business server, colocated server o...



Current LSI HBA Controller Features Compared

After finding some PDFs with various bit of info on LSI’s range of host bus adapters (HBAs) I thought I would bring them here to help anyone looking at using one. LSI HBA cards are great way to add fast storage beyond th...


LSI SAS 9202-16e – A look under the hood

After Jeff’s awesome writeup of his LSI SAS 9202-16e performance experiences, I did want to do a quick piece looking under the hood of the LSI 9202-16e. For those that missed it, this is a $200-300 ebay card that LSI sup...