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3ware 8006-2LP PCI 64-bit SATA 2-port SATA RAID Controller - Kit

  • RAID 0/1 JBOD
  • 1.5 Gbits/sec
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3Ware puts your hard drives to good use with its 8006-2LP RAID card. It gives you two internal SATA connections for all your storage needs. It will configure all four into a RAID array to allow for greater stability, speed, and safety for your information. Bootable array support will add greater fault tolerance to your array, which means better performance.

StorSwitch point-to-point non-blocking architecture builds on that performance and brings it to the next level. That was great, but then 3Ware went the extra mile for you. SMTP support backed up with SMART drive monitoring means that even when you are away, you'll know if a problem occurs with your drives. Incorporate speed and safety into your computer with this well established must have RAID card.

  • newegg Serial ATA with RAID The Serial ATA 1.5 Gb/s interface provides scalable performance for storage devices. SATA technology enables easy-to-install, high-performance and low-power hard drives. Two SATA ports support RAID 0, 1 and JBOD for better performance and enhanced data security.
  • newegg PCI Interface The 3ware 8006-2LP features a PCI interface compliant with Plug-n-Play. Simply install the card into your PC's free PCI slot without powering down the system!

Learn more about the 3ware 8006-2LP

Model

Brand
3ware
Model
8006-2LP

Specifications

Type
SATA
Interface
PCI 64-bit
Transfer Rate
1.5 Gbits/sec
RAID
RAID 0/1 JBOD
Operating Systems Supported
Microsoft Windows 2003/XP/2000, RedHat Linux, SuSE Linux, FreeBSD

Features

Features
Form Factor: Half length/low profile
Port Count: 2
Drive Support: Up to 2 Serial ATA
Connector Type: Discrete

Supports 1 TB of storage (dependent on drive capacity)
True hardware RAID protection for all your valuable data
Advanced, easy-to-use RAID management and configuration suite
Best hardware RAID price/performance
StorSwitch non-blocking switch fabric architecture for maximum controller throughput

Packaging

Package Contents
8006-2LP
User Manual
LP Bracket
2 x SATA Cable

Manufacturer Warranty

Parts
3 years limited

Quick Info

Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 0 day


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  • Dana Y.
  • 6/25/2009 7:12:29 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsWorking so far

Pros: Fast, cheap. I'm sure if this were installed as secondary to a primary OS drive, it would be perfect.

Cons: Couldn't find WHQL drivers, and with a USB mouse and keyboard on a Dell Optiplex which has no PS/2 ports, I couldn't skip past the WHQL warnings during the XP install for some reason. The mouse and keyboard completely locked up. Ended up having to slipstream the drivers into the XP install, which isn't as much fun as it sounds.

Other Thoughts: I'm sure that with a PS/2 port mouse and keyboard, or it could be an issue with the mainboard, the install would have been much smoother

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  • Frederick D.
  • 6/3/2009 6:27:30 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsDisappointed, PCI-X, NOT PCI

Pros: don't know of any. Full hardware control 2 port RAID 0 or 1 (I Needed RAID 1 to replace a NetCell controller that is slow)

Cons: It was my fault that I ordered a PCI-X interface board instead of a PCI 2.2.
Definitely not Newegg's fault.
It will sit on my shelf until I get tired of looking at it and throw it away.

Other Thoughts: Didn't need to use it until it was too late to return to Newegg.
I don't have anything with PCI-X on it

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  • Anonymous
  • 4/22/2009 10:38:58 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsperfect

Pros: Upgraded a client's raid to hardware raid using this card. He's very satisfied, and the installation was a breeze.

Cons: I hope 3ware starts selling a pci-express sata II card soon through newegg.

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  • Daniel F.
  • 2/12/2009 11:44:36 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat card

Pros: Easy to install. Easy to set up. Been running like a champ without a single problem.

Cons: None.

Other Thoughts: Running two 1TB hard drives on it and it took just a few minutes to set up and get going. Would definitely recommend.

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  • Anonymous
  • 12/21/2008 8:11:37 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

5 out of 5 eggsGood product

Pros: Easy to install, cables provided, true hardware RAID1 (or 0)

Cons: None so far

Other Thoughts: I bought this to repair a Gateway professional workstation with RAID1 drives (that had a failing onboard RAID controller). This seems to be a well-designed product at a fair price. It is easy to install/configure and it detected the 500GB Seagate drives with no problem. The only thing to look out for is the RAID BIOS menus...make sure to read them carefully and make sure the changes apply. The first time I created the array, but didn't save the changes (I was in a hurry). No big deal, just had to go in a second time and read the menus a bit more deliberately :)

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  • Anonymous
  • 9/27/2008 6:05:33 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWORKS WITH VISTA!!! With some work...

Pros: you can take you storage raid array out of your current computer and stick it in a new one without hassle.

If the OS fails and you have a separate storage raid array your safe.

Did I mention it's cheap, and whips the on board raid?

Actually can do 2TB not the 1TB listed in the specs

Cons: drivers are not official for vista, no sata 2, only 2 drives...

but for the price who cares, it works. this isn't a $500 controller

Other Thoughts: Instalation: 1, hit alt+3, when prompted, right after the bios splash screen. 2, set up your raid according to the directions in the utility. 3 Go to the 3ware website and download the unofficial drivers. 4 Put them on a cd or usb. 5 When loading Vista it will give you the option to "load drivers" before you install the OS. Put that CD or usb in and it will load the raid drivers. 6 When you boot into vista, the array will not appear so... right click "my computer" and specify boot type, then format the raid array as "simple" NTFS. Now it will be recognized in my computer and your good to go.

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  • Arthur E.
  • 9/5/2008 1:47:23 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsExcellent Workstation Card...

Pros: I moved from a 7006-2 to this card in my primary Linux workstation so I could upgrade to SATA drives. I use this card in a normal 33MHz 32bit PCI 2.2 compliant slot without any problems. Granted, throughput would surely be better in a full PCI-X slot, but I noticed a marked performance increase moving to this setup in a RAID-0 array.

Cons: A little pricey, but worth the cost.

Other Thoughts: I've been a huge 3Ware fan ever sense I picked up my first 7006-2 many years ago. Their native support in Linux kernels and utilities/tools available for Red Hat based distros are second to none.

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  • Anthony S.
  • 8/17/2008 5:52:05 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsHardware RAID is the way to go.

Pros: Hardware RAID that is transparent to the OS is the best way to go. I've had a 3-drive RAID5 array running on a 3Ware PATA controller for close to 4 years straight as a Linux ReiserFS system with absolutely no issues. Once again turned to 3Ware for a RAID1 SATA system once also in Linux. Runs great as expected.

Cons: A little on the expensive side (but hardware RAID usually is) and not as fast as it could be but that might just be the standard Linux driver.

Other Thoughts: Use standard 3ware kernel module in Linux. This is for a home file system and speed isn't as important as uptime and reliability.

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  • Eric M.
  • 8/6/2008 5:48:21 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAwesome Card

Pros: Excellent - it just works. I use this card under Linux. I maintain the Pozix Linux distribution however, the Linux kernel has support built in if you grab kernels from kernel.org. FAST! Blazzing fast! I installed two Western Digital 500GB drives in a RAID-1 config. Performance exceeded expectations.

Cons: I had to download the command line tool (tw_cli) in order to view the RAID's health from within Linux. Not terribly difficult but it wasn't very clear where to get this source code.

Other Thoughts: People complaining about the card not working should check their PCI ports. This is a PCI 2.2 compliant card! Don't expect the card to work if you don't have correct PCI chip-set on your motherboard.

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  • Eric M.
  • 7/18/2008 8:53:40 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsWorks ok

Pros: Works well when it works. HW raid0 seems to be faster. no need to configure RAID with the OS. Errors that occur have been recoverable so far. More than I can say for most other entry-level raid cards out there.

Cons: Drivers for XP 64-bit edition sometimes have problems during startup or coming back from S3 suspend. Occasionally one of the drives fails to come online, marking the array as invalid. Easy to recover from, but annoying. Happens about 30% of the time. Utilities also cause the machine to lock up for up to 30 seconds after a startup or suspend because the card needs to do a software reset (pop-up informs you of this afterwards). Haven’t tried it on a 32-bit system or on Linux yet.

Other Thoughts: I usually unmount the drive from the command line prior to suspend or shutdown – this prevents potential write errors if the array fails to come back later. There are also command-line utilities you can download that I have worked with a little. Will probably write a script to bring the array down prior to shutdown/suspend. Also I turn of caching utility on card itself, as this definitely leads to file corruption if the array fails to come back. Configuring the drive for “easy removal” as opposed to windows write-caching performance also helps.

Don't get me wrong, its a good card thus far, and you won't find a better one for the price; just has a few issues you should take into account before starting to use it.

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