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3ware Internal 9750-8i SATA/SAS 6Gb/s PCI-Express 2.0 w/ 512MB onboard memory Controller Card, Single

  • RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, 10, 50 and Single Disk
  • 2 x SFF-8087 mini-SAS Internal Connectors
  • Up to 6Gb/s
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LSI 3ware SATA+SAS controllers enable a new level of system reliability, availability, and performance for businesses that are facing storage challenges driven by unprecedented data growth. Offering data transfer rates of up to 6Gb/s per port, the latest generation of 3ware SATA+SAS controllers ensure complete investment protection for existing SATA and SAS implementations. 6Gb/s SAS is designed for backward compatibility with 3Gb/s SAS as well as with 3Gb/s SATA hard drives. Regardless of the drive speed, 6Gb/s 3ware controllers can deliver up to twice the performance level in both read and write applications as compared to their 3Gb/s predecessors.

  • newegg SAS 6Gb/s Compliant The LSI 3ware 9750-8i features hot-pluggable, SATA-compatible SAS (Serial Attached SCSI) ports to provide 6Gb/s data transfer rates for optimum performance, efficiency, convenience and flexibility.
  • newegg RAID Support The LSI 3ware 9750-8i supports multi-level RAID configuration including RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, 10 and 50 for better performance, enhanced data security and flexible capacity upgrades.
  • newegg 512MB On-board Memory The LSI 3ware 9750-8i features 512MB on-board DDR2 800 SDRAM for maximum data integrity.
  • newegg PCI Express 2.0 x8 Interface The LSI 3ware 9750-8i features the PCI Express 2.0 x8 interface which provides sufficient throughput and full-duplex operation for enhanced performance.

Learn more about the 3ware LSI00214




Internal Connectors
2 x SFF-8087 mini-SAS
PCI-Express 2.0
Transfer Rate
Up to 6Gb/s
Cache Memory
512MB DDRII cache (800MHz)
RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, 10, 50 and Single Disk
Operating Systems Supported
Extensive support includes Microsoft Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows Server 2003/2008, Red Hat Linux, SuSE Linux, Fedora Core Linux, FreeBSD, and more.
Visit the LSI download center for the most complete list of supported operating systems:
6.0" x 10.25" x 1.63"
Windows Vista
1.4 lbs.


LSISAS2108 ROC :800MHz PowerPC
Low-profile MD2 form factor (6.6" x 2.536")
x8 PCI Express 2.0 host interface
Optional battery backup unit (direct attach)
Connect up to 96 SATA and/or SAS devices
Auto-resume on rebuild
Auto-resume on reconstruction
Online Capacity Expansion (OCE)
Online RAID Level Migration (RLM)
Single controller multipathing (failover)
I/O load balancing
Comprehensive RAID management suite
Global hot spare with revertible hot spare support :Automatic rebuild


Package Contents
3ware SAS 9750-8i
LP bracket
Driver & Documentation CD

Manufacturer Warranty

3 years limited

Quick Info


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

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  • E C.
  • 1/14/2013 1:05:32 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsGreat card, defective LED header

Pros: 8 Lanes, decent price. Great performance.

Good tech support. Human answers phone. They try hard to be helpful.

Cons: JT6B3 LED header does not function. Newegg replaced the first card under RMA; painless as always. Second card exhibits the same behavior. Contacted LSI support. LSI is aware of the problem. Search the LSI knowledgebase for KB A008003-082812. No fix on the horizon. Could not get clarification from LSI if this can be fixed with a firmware update. While this problem is certainly not a show-stopper, I can't deliver a server to my client with an activity LED that is lit solid all the time.

BBU is overpriced.
Runs hot, additional cooling is a good idea.

Other Thoughts: Newegg never fails to please.

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  • Gregory T.
  • 11/21/2012 12:03:43 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsExcellent RAID Card, but...

Pros: - 8 Ports
- 6Gb/s Ports
- Plays nice with other installed 3ware 9650SE-4LPML
- RHEL6.x/Centos6.x/Fedora16,17,18 - Recognized without requiring interim Drivers!
- Recognized without any problems with Asus P9X79-Pro LGA 2011 System board!

Cons: - Firmware not the latest - several release out of revisions - No eggs off as this is common in my world.

Other Thoughts: The "but..." part... I designed the storage layout in this system setup in 2 segments: 2 x SSD (Samsung 830, 6GB/s) in RAID 1 and 4 x HD (Seagate Enterprise "NS", 3GB/s) in RAID 10. I encountered several problems. First was the firmware not being current, so I had to temp build the host just to update the firmware. OK, Not a problem. The updating of the firmware was straight forward, if you can and will read. Once updated, I was having problems with seeing 2 of the 4 HD drives. Turns out that this was initially a cable issue. No problem, get another fan out cable. But the problem persisted. The controller's Port 1 still wouldn't see drives 2 and 3. Sure enough, fan out cables 1 and 2 had problems, but fan out cables 3 and 4 both tested fine (all tested in another machine). It got confusing for a while, to say the least (stop; then divide and conquer is your friend). At the end of the day, I sent the card back on the advice of LSI support... They are great to work with. On Port 1, the card simply would not see drives 2 and 3. All drives were good, the Port 0 and Port 1 cables were good... There must be something wrong with the Port 1 connector, or that internal path. This happens.

NewEgg was great with this RMA. Perfect, not a problem.

I elected to not replace the card as I was thinking that the mixing of the SATA speed (SSD's at 6GB/s versus HD's at 3GB/s) might be a contributing factor if the physical port aspect later tested fine at the factory. I'll never know this. Also, I couldn't test this theory as I didn't have any free 6GB/s HD spec'd to test with. And I simply ran out of time.

Problems aside, I really liked the 3ware Internal 9750-8i. Honestly, I violated a hard learned design rule of mine... Don't mix types on the same bus. So, as I write this, I am thinking seriously about 2 x 3ware Internal 9750-4i cards. I am fairly certain the Asus P9X79-Pro can accept a 2 x 3ware Internal 9750-4i setup, but I am having a hard justifying it dollar wise.

Would I buy it again... Yeah, sure, if felt I needed this card in a storage solution. Out of date firmware and a rare (for me) hardware issue won't dissuade me.

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  • Chris J.
  • 12/28/2011 4:58:28 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsPiece of mind

Pros: Easily handles 8 SATA drives (up to 2TB anyway)
Reliable RAID functionality
Well supported under Linux

Cons: Expensive
Card runs very hot
The optional battery backup module is overpriced

Other Thoughts: The manual specifies how much airflow to have passing over the heat sink on the controller to keep it from melting. They aren't kidding. I mounted a dedicated fan under the card to keep air circulating.

Other than that. I run a RAID6 setup with 8 2TB cheap-o drives in hot-swap bays (using 2 of the 8087 cables). Had a SMART failure on a drive (too many reallocated sectors) and was able to replace it with no problems. The controller auto-detected the new drive and started rebuilding the array without any additional intervention.

I'm not using the battery backup module, though I do enable write caching. It's personal data and the important stuff is backed up elsewhere anyway. Obviously you'll want it on a good UPS and be using a reliable power supply in this scenario.

I prefer a hardware-based RAID setup. This is much more expensive but I've had a few bad experiences with software RAID and I've always had good outcomes with 3ware.

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  • Alexandre D.
  • 10/7/2011 2:04:28 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsDescribes as SATA/SAS but very few SATA drives ares compatible

Pros: The card seems well built, the 8087 connectors are a must in a server instead of a bunch of messed up sata wires all over the place.

Cons: Wont work at all with some drives not the compatibility list (SEAGATE 3TB SATA ST33000651AS) in fact it doesn't even see them in the firmware.
I received a card with outdated Firmware; (there is a bootable ISO image on their website)
The battery pack is fairly expensive (~200$)

Other Thoughts: Has a great reputation, seems well built. Can't wait to get supported drives (I'm going down to 2TB drives).

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  • Charles B.
  • 5/9/2011 7:04:43 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

3 out of 5 eggsAn okay card.

Pros: + Stable. No sign ever losing or corrupting any data, though I haven't tested the card under a truly heavy server load.
+ Fast if nothing is going on in the background.
+ Works with Linux.
+ Pretty good documentation.

Cons: - Many performance features cannot or should not be enabled without the battery pack, which sells for a ridiculous $200

- Inconsistent performance even with the battery.
- Copying large blocks of data (movies) from the array to another part of the same array often drops to about 50MB/sec (this is with 8 drives) and then back up to 90MB/sec, then back down. Nothing else going on in the background.
- Controller seems noticeably laggy when minor transfers are going on in the background (such as a 20MB/sec write to the array).

- Software used to configure the controller is insecure by default (full admin access for any user which looks up the password)

- Software used to configure the controller is written in 32-bit Java, requiring that you install a 32-bit JVM just for that software if you have a 64-bit OS that otherwise doesn't need a 32-bit JVM.

- I had to buy a new server motherboard. This card was totally incompatible with my Supermicro Xeon-3000 series board.

Other Thoughts: I have one of these (with the insultingly overpriced battery/BBU) with 8 Samsung F4 2TB drives on server-grade hardware (Supermicro, Xeon, ECC mem, etc.) running Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise x64. Using the latest firmware (which hasn't been updated in some time) configured with high-performance settings.

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  • Ashley G.
  • 3/30/2011 5:19:58 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsExcellent RAID Controller

Pros: Very Fast Controller, easy to use.
Supports Auto Carving for Operating Systems that don't support over 2TB Luns.
Vmware Drivers work well, however you cannot boot off this controller with ESXi, but can be easily installed after the fact.

Cons: Does not allow one Lun to be presented directly to a VM while others are datastores on the same controller. This is probably a Vmware Limitation so i won't take points away from the card.

Other Thoughts: The labeling on the card does not match the BIOS, Port 0 shows up as Port 2, and Port 1 shows as Port 1.
Raid 5 with 1TB drives are excellently fast!

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  • Eric B.
  • 6/29/2010 10:46:18 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

4 out of 5 eggsok for SuSE but make sure advil is handy

Pros: Phone support is very good and will actually help you out. Once it's up and running it is rock solid.

Cons: You may need to build the drivers yourself from scratch. If you intend to install the OS to the raid drive, as I did, and the drivers don't exist out of the box, prepare for a world of pain, as you will have to build the driver manually. Piece of cake if you do it all the time. Horrible suffering if you don't. I spent half a day getting Open SuSE to live with this.

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