LSI SAS 2208 RAID Controller Information and Listing

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Posted April 30, 2012 by Patrick Kennedy in Servers

One of the most popular server RAID controller chips out there is the LSI SAS 2208. The LSI SAS 2208 is a 6.0gbs SAS 2 or SATA III based controller that features eight ports and native PCIe 2.0 connectivity. In the forums we have maintained a LSI Controller Mapping between LSI controllers and their OEM counterparts. This post will be updated with both information on the LSI SAS 2208 based RAID controllers as well as the different OEM models commonly found in the marketplace. Oftentimes LSI SAS 2208 controllers are less expensive when found as OEM parts from Intel, Dell, HP, IBM, Supermicro and others, so it makes sense in many cases to purchase the OEM versions of the LSI SAS 2208 based cards.

Quick Notes on the LSI SAS 2208

  • The RAID controller supports both SAS 2 and SATA III at 6.0gbps
  • Approximately 12w of power consumption for common cards
  • Dual PowerPC core at 800MHz
  • Battery and capacitor backed onboard DDR3 cache available
  • PCIe 2.0 x8 interface
  • Supports SAS expanders (with dual linking)
  • Uses sas2flash utility to flash to IT/IR mode (when possible).
  • Be advised, you may need to purchase feature keys that cannot be transferred between vendors.

Supported RAID Modes

  • RAID 0, RAID1, RAID 10, RAID 5, RAID 50, RAID 6, RAID 60 and JBOD

Cards Based on the LSI SAS 2208

The following listing is for the RAID Controllers and HBAs based on the LSI SAS 2208 SAS 2 and SATA III RAID controller. Naming Convention: i=internal port(s), e=external port(s). LSI original SAS 2208 based controller, all cards are PCIe 2.0 x8 unless otherwise noted.

LSI 9265-8i

LSI 9265-8i

LSI MegaRAID

  • LSI MegaRAID SAS 9265-8i 2×4 ports SAS internal vertical, 1GB DDR3 cache, BBU capable, RAID 0, 1, 10, 5, 6, 50, 60
  • LSI MegaRAID SAS 9265CV-8i
  • LSI MegaRAID SAS 9266-4i 1×4 ports SAS internal horizontal, 1GB DDR3 cache, BBU capable, RAID 0, 1, 10, 5, 6, 50
  • LSI MegaRAID SAS 9266-8i 2×4 ports SAS internal vertical, 1GB DDR3 cache, BBU capable, RAID 0, 1, 10, 5, 6, 50, 60
  • LSI MegaRAID SAS 9267-8i
  • LSI MegaRAID SAS 9270-4i
  • LSI MegaRAID SAS 9270-8i
  • LSI MegaRAID SAS 9270CV-8i
  • LSI MegaRAID SAS 9271-8i
  • LSI MegaRAID SAS 9272-8i
  • LSI MegaRAID SAS 9285-8e 2×4 ports SAS external, 1GB DDR3 cache, BBU capable, RAID 0, 1, 10, 5, 6, 50, 60
  • LSI MegaRAID SAS 9285CV-8e 2×4 ports SAS external, 1GB DDR3 cache, BBU capable, RAID 0, 1, 10, 5, 6, 50, 60 with CacheVault
  • LSI MegaRAID SAS 9286-8e As seen in the Fujitsu PRIMERGY RX350 S7 (could this be the LSI RAID Ctrl SAS 6G 8Port ex 1GB) ?)
  • LSI MegaRAID SAS 9286CV-8e As seen in the Fujitsu PRIMERGY RX350 S7 (could this be the Fujitsu RAID Ctrl SAS 6G 1GB (D3116B) ?)

IBM ServeRAID

Dell Perc RAID

  • PERC H710 Adapter 2×4 ports internal SAS vertical ? , 512MB DDR3 cache, RAID 0, 1, 10, 5, 6, 50, 60
  • PERC H710 Integrated
  • PERC H710 Mini
  • PERC H710 Embedded
  • PERC H710P Adapter 2×4 ports internal SAS vertical ? , 1GB DDR3 cache, RAID 0, 1, 10, 5, 6, 50, 60
  • PERC H710P Integrated
  • PERC H710P Mini
  • PERC H810 Adapter 2×4 ports external SAS , 1GB DDR3 cache, RAID 0, 1, 10, 5, 6, 50, 60

HP

  • HP H220 Host Bus Adapter
  • HP H221 Host Bus Adapter
  • HP H222 Host Bus Adapter
  • HP H220i Host Bus Adapter
  • HP H210i Host Bus Adapter

Intel


About the Author

Patrick Kennedy

Patrick has been running ServeTheHome since 2009 and covers a wide variety of home and small business IT topics. For his day job, Patrick is a management consultant focused in the technology industry and has worked with numerous large hardware and storage vendors in the Silicon Valley. The goal of STH is simply to help users find some information about basic server building blocks. If you have any helpful information please feel free to post on the forums.

7 Comments


  1.  
    juan c

    another good one. eagerly awaiting the sas2308 version and more ivy bridge reviews




  2.  
    Matt

    Is there a table anywhere that shows the differences between the SAS 2×08 controllers? IOW, how do I determine what I need, 2008, 2108, 2208, etc?




  3.  
    Igor

    List above is missing Areca controllers and Supermicro X9 motherboards w/2208




  4.  
    Ouroboros

    Where would one find IT mode firmware for motherboad SAS 2208 chips, such as the Supermicro X9 series?




  5.  
    Sergio-R

    some body knows or has tested if SCO open6.0 recognice this Cards LSI SAS 2208? Dell has not certified yet for percH710, but maybe is only a protocol or …not?




    •  
      Carl-Dunn

      My last attempt (April 30th) was unsucessful. I tried using the LSIL HBA from botrh DELL and the LSIL website.





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