Posts Tagged ‘LSI SAS 2008’

The LSI 9202-16e Host Bus Adapter – 5,000MB/Second anyone?

If you’ve ever shopped for a stable, high-performance SAS or SATA host bus adapter (HBA) then you have no doubt heard of LSI and the venerable LSI SAS2008 SAS controller chip. Cards based on the SAS2008, like the LSI 9200...


IBM ServeRAID M1015 Part 4: Cross flashing to a LSI9211-8i in IT or IR mode

One of the most popular SAS 6.0gbps/ SATA III controllers for enthusiasts is the IBM M1015. In its native form, it is a very capable host bus adapter (HBA) based on the LSI SAS2008 chip. With the low price on places such as eba...



IBM ServeRAID M1015 Part 3: SMART Passthrough on the LSI 9220-8i

One of the most popular SAS 6.0gbps/ SATA III controllers for enthusiasts is the IBM M1015. In its native form, it is a very capable host bus adapter (HBA) based on the LSI SAS2008 chip. With the low price on places such as eba...


IBM ServeRAID M1015 Part 2: Performance of the LSI 9220-8i

One of the most popular SAS 6.0gbps/ SATA III controllers for enthusiasts is the IBM M1015. In its native form, it is a very capable host bus adapter (HBA) based on the LSI SAS2008 chip. With the low price on places such as eba...



IBM ServeRAID M1015 Part 1: Getting Started with the LSI 9220-8i

One of the most popular SAS 6.0gbps/ SATA III controllers for enthusiasts is the IBM M1015. In its native form, it is a very capable host bus adapter (HBA) based on the LSI SAS2008 chip. With the low price on places such as eba...


LSI 9211-8i SAS2008 6.0gbps SAS 2/ SATA III RAID 0/1/10 Controller

It is no secret that the LSI 1068e controller was one of, if not the most widely supported SAS controllers around but 3.0gbps serial interconnects have given way to 6.0gbps interconnects. Unlike the LSI 1068e based parts, suppo...



Building a 4U Dual Processor System with Multiple NICs and RAID Controllers

Building a dual processor (DP) server is not a tough task, but it does have a few considerations for anyone looking to build one from scratch. I was building a DP platform for a few reviews and decided to take the opportunity t...


LSI Controller Re-branding Help Requested

It is a well known practice that many vendors re-brand LSI RAID cards and host bus adapters (HBAs) using different firmware and re-sell them as their own. Oftentimes, re-branded cards are less expensive to acquire than their LS...



LSI 9211-8i SAS 2008 8x SSD in RAID 0 Bug and Workaround Found

I have been doing a bit of testing recently with the LSI SAS 2008 based controllers such as the 9211-8i in RAID 0 with various SSDs. Recently I took eight 64GB ADATA S599 Sandforce based SSDs and placed them in RAID 0 on the LS...


Supermicro X8SI6-F Motherboard Review Including Onboard LSI SAS 2008 Controller

Oftentimes those building their own small business and home storage servers are looking to save considerable amounts of money. In the process, users oftentimes look to the lowest cost motherboard they can find, with the wisdom ...