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3ware Internal 9750-4i 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
  • 1 x SFF-8087 mini-SAS Internal Connectors
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LSI 3ware SATA+SAS controllers enable a new level of system reliability, availability, and performance to 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 9750-4i 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 9750-4i 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 9750-4i features 512MB on-board DDR2 800 SDRAM for maximum data integrity.
  • newegg PCI Express 2.0 x8 Interface The LSI 3ware 9750-4i features the PCI Express 2.0 x8 interface which provides sufficient throughput and full-duplex operation for enhanced performance.

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Internal Connectors
1 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

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)

Global hot spare with revertible hot spare support : Automatic rebuild

Single controller multipathing (failover)

I/O load balancing

Comprehensive RAID management suite

MAC support. Please refer to LSI KnowledgeBase. (


Package Contents
3ware SAS 9750-4i
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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  • Eric W.
  • 7/25/2014 8:30:04 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsBest Hardware RAID

Pros: True hardware RAID. Fast, even with write through turned on. Plug it in and it just works. Define an array and it shows up under Linux as /dev/sda. The drivers are built into the kernel. The Linux installer recognizes it and installs right onto it.

Cons: As other people have noted, the UI is pretty clunky. Mind you, once you've set up an array, you'll probably never have to use it again. Also, I could not get the external HD activity light to work no matter what I tried. It just stays on all the time. I wasn't about to flash new firmware into it just for that. 3Ware is now owned by LSI. LSI is now owned by Avago. Who knows how much longer they'll keep selling this line of RAID controllers.

Other Thoughts: Buy this RAID controller instead of the LSI SAS9240-4i. This one works. The SAS9240-4i is a piece of junk (I know, I've got several of them). Both cards are from LSI but couldn't be more different. Hopefully, when it comes time for the marketing guys at Avago to drop a product line, it won't be the 3Ware RAID controllers because they just work (I've got at least a half dozen of the older ones and they continue to work and work).

Its getting harder and harder to plug stuff like this card into Linux and have it work without rebuilding the system. I just migrated a broken Linux from another array. You used to plug in the 3Ware RAID controller, hook up some disks, define an array, copy the previously-installed OS onto it, boot 'er up and away you go. Not any more. I had to reinstall the OS to get the boot partition to work with that abomination that they call a boot loader these days, and then rsync the root partition over. Heaven help you guys who drank the Koolaide and went for ext4 or reiser or LVM. Or no separate boot partition. If that RAID array ever goes south, you're in for it. Lucky for us the 3Ware RAID controllers seem to run forever.

Wouldn't it be nice if the hardware guys remembered what the concept of hardware RAID means (you plug it in and it looks like a hard disk)? Wouldn't it be nice if the software guys remembered what plug and play really meant? Instead of plug and reinstall the OS.

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  • Joseph M.
  • 7/15/2014 10:30:27 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Dependability, monitoring,installation, throughput, works with SSD well. Will buy again.

Cons: Ships with old BIOS every time. Must upgrade BIOS before it will work. Runs hot. Some packages do not include breakout cables.

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  • Chris P.
  • 6/16/2013 8:15:20 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsWorks Nicely

Pros: Fast. Stable. Reliable. Compatible with ESXi. Hardware Raid.

Cons: Bios is a little tricky to setup. Some of the phrasing is a little apocalyptic in regard to data. Gotta be fast to hit catch it in time. Doesn't come with the battery back-up.

Other Thoughts: I bought one of these to replace an older 3ware raid controller. Despite some of the things I read on the 3ware site this controller did not recognize the RAID from the older drives and wiped all of the info on the drives (had a 50/50 chance). Bought the 3ware CBL-SFF8087OCF-06M to go with it. Runs under ESXi flawlessly.

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  • Artino A.
  • 5/23/2013 7:58:35 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat Low
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsWorking so far, comes with worst instructions for updatest I've ever seen

Pros: After initial setup the card is working so far,

Cons: It comes with an older firmware and does not support 4tb drives out of the box.

none of the instructions make any sense on how to update the firmware. Nothing online makes sense.

Utterly shameful and frustrating to the point of wishing I bought another brand.

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  • Anonymous
  • 8/15/2012 8:38:21 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsShould have got the 8i

Pros: Really great feature set and intuitive configuration. Have 4 Samsung 830s in RAID5 with this card. So fast. 700MB/s average r/w; 1GB/s read. This card is compatible with the ASUS KGPE-D16 right out of the box. Shows up in MOBO BIOS correctly and everything.

Cons: None so far.

Other Thoughts: I am not using a expander or backplane etc. so I probably should have gotten the 8i. Two SAS ports would have been nice. If you want to hook up more than 4 drives you will need a back plane, expander or the like but for the cost I wold look to the 8i model if you don't need more than 8 drives and plan to keep everything in one housing.

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  • Calogero V.
  • 7/3/2012 11:41:47 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsWork great

Pros: Work great as advertised

Cons: Have to upgrade the firmware before using even for the first time, this is a bit of a hassle and carries some risk for lower skilled users.
Realistically the cards should work without fail out of box, being forced to update the card just to get it to work is hoakey in my opinion.
Also, the instructions to update the firmware properly is a bit WEAK considering the URGENT need to update the firmware properly in the first place; they should consider redoing some documentation on this card.

Other Thoughts: Seems fast and works great in my raid 10
I'm happy, the useless DVD included could be omitted if you are being forced to download new drivers/firmware anyhow.

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  • Anonymous
  • 12/12/2011 11:06:58 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat RAID card

Pros: Great RAID card, adding the BBU is a must if you want to have the highest possible write speeds (N82E16816118118), RAID 10 and 5 have been tested with WD RE drives, its amazing.

Cons: N/A

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  • Justin L.
  • 8/29/2011 1:55:20 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsNO-GO with SuperMicro 8XSAX

Pros: LSI Support. They worked hard to resolve.

Cons: DOES NOT WORK WITH X8SAX Server board.

Other Thoughts: Spent 4 weeks between SuperMicro and LSI/3Ware trying to identify bottleneck issue.

Initial 2TB RAID format took over 2 days! The prior gen 9650SA would only take 2 or so HOURS!

Did everything from re-flashing bios on both MB and RAID card, trying alternate RAM, re-configuring stripe size... list goes on and on.

SuperMicro tech finally says - "Hmmm, you may have discovered an undocumented issue..."

LSI was great - I tried an "old" 3Ware 9650SA and everything flew like it should.

NewEgg was decent on the returns - I bought a large number of them.

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  • Dan G.
  • 6/28/2011 12:00:50 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsExcellent controller

Pros: FAST, 512MB buffer makes certain functions even faster, easy to install with Windows 7, good monitoring software

Cons: Price. It's expensive, but you get what you pay for. The 512MB buffer throws off ATTO disk benchmarks. (It was showing 2.2TB/s transfer rates at 256MB blocks!) The initialization takes too long. (It's about 15-20 seconds, where the rest of my boot sequence takes less than 10!) Doesn't include cables. Difficult to hook up an activity LED.

Other Thoughts: I have 2 Vertex 2 120GB drives with this thing, and it works great. I don't understand how other reviewers can complain about this card. I had no issues at all getting this installed with my main drive on Windows 7 Ultimate x64. (Someone who doesn't know what they're doing with installing Win7 might have some issues, but some minor logical reasoning could get you past that.) It performs about 10-15% faster than the Intel ICH (probably the 512MB buffer). I never noticed any high pitched whine from mine. There's really nothing that can make noise on this board. There are no moving parts. I have no idea what that guy is talking about.

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  • James W.
  • 5/18/2011 1:52:46 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsFast, compact, easy to use

Pros: The card is fast and easy to use. Also VM Ware ESX(i) supports this card (you have to do a few steps to install the driver though.)

Cons: Does not include Battery Backup Unit (Newegg # N82E16816118118)

Other Thoughts: This is a good card, it is Low profile, fast, and is supported in VM Ware ESX(i). I don't know why they don't include the BBU as it will disable the write cache if you don't have a BBU and you will loose significant performance.

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