Posts Tagged ‘lsi’
LSI MegaRAID Scan Foreign Configuration

Fixing a drive labeled foreign by a LSI/ Avago SAS controller

How to fix a drive labeled foreign by a LSI/ Avago SAS controller. We have a step-by-step guide to fixing this issue


LSI SandForce SF3700 Controller

New LSI SandForce SF3700 SSD Flash Controllers

The new LSI SandForce SF3700 SSD flash controllers that will find their way into both consumer and enterprise drives in the near future



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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 M5014 BBU Overview

Building a server? Recent deals on RAID parts IBM ServeRAID, LSI MegaRAID

Many users of this site purchase server pulls of IBM ServeRAID and LSI MegaRAID cards to complete systems. A common focus is on RAID controller server pulls. LSI SAS 2008 and LSI SAS 2108 based cards are very popular since they...



Using a LSI SAS 2308 HBA and SSD in Windows Server 2012? Turn Write Cache On or OFF?

This weekend I was doing some work on the new ServeTheHome storage test bed. It is a very fast machine. Once I got Windows Server 2012 working on the Supermicro X9DR7-LN4F, I ran into some troubling issues. I first added five d...


IBM ServeRAID M5014 RAID Controller with BBU – $139.50

It looks like there is another IBM ServeRAID M5014 RAID controller with BBU deal. This time $139.50 for one day on ebay. Then the price “jumps” 10% to $155. The previous deal at $130 was great. For those wondering, ...



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 2108 MegaRAID Power Save for Active/ Configured Drives

Today we are going to look at the LSI SAS 2108 power save feature for Active and Configured drives. For those wondering, the LSI SAS 2108 is an 8 port SAS 6.0gbps controller that supports parity RAID functions such as RAID 5. S...



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 ...