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LSI MegaRAID SATA/SAS 8888ELP 3Gb/s PCI-Express w/ 512MB onboard memory RAID Controller Card, Kit

  • RAID levels 0, 1, 5, and 6
  • RAID spans 10, 50 and 60
  • Two SAS SFF8087 x4 internal connectors Internal Connectors
  • Two SAS SFF8088 x4 external connectors External Ports

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The LSI MegaRAID SATA/SAS 8888ELP provides 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 3Gb/s per port, this controller card ensures complete investment protection for existing SATA and SAS implementations.

  • newegg Support Up to 240 SATA and/or SAS Devices The LSI LSI00142 Supports up to 240 SAS or SATA devices for maximum design flexibility.
  • newegg RAID Support The LSI LSI00142 supports multi-level RAID configuration including RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, 10,50 and 60 for better performance, enhanced data security and flexible capacity upgrades. Plus, battery backup and advanced error detection and correction capabilities deliver outstanding RAID availability.
  • newegg 512MB On-board Memory The LSI LSI00142 features 512MB on-board DDR2 Cache (667MHz) for maximum data integrity.
  • newegg PCI Express x8 Interface The LSI LSI00142 features the PCI Express x8 interface which provides sufficient throughput and full-duplex operation for enhanced performance.

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 0 day
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  • Johnathon F.
  • 9/17/2013 12:53:26 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsIncorrect Image on this product

Pros: Very good card. Extremely reliable. Easy Configuration.

Cons: none

Other Thoughts: The Image on New Egg's Site in the Over view page shows a 6Gbp/s connection. This card is only 3Gbps capable.

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  • Andrew P.
  • 5/1/2013 3:58:34 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsgreat hardware RAID card

Pros: I got this card on sale (black friday). It works great with linux Fedora 17 and with Win 7 64

Cons: none

Other Thoughts: the web BIOS option for this controller does not work for my mobo (Crosshair IV Formula) - system issue. This is not a big problem - cli works at bios level, and both gui and cli tools work well in both , Win 7 64 and Fedora 17 64.

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  • Frederick H.
  • 11/29/2012 5:13:35 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsNice, Flexible Card

Pros: This is an older card (Circa 2009) that still works great today and is still supported in ESXi 5.1. It only supports SATA 2, but let's face it, platter-based hard drives still can't sustain SATA 3 speeds, so that is fine.

This card has two different BIOS screens - one is a GUI-based BIOS with mouse support, and one is a CLI. It's nice to have that flexibility.

Speed is good - about 500MB/s in a 4-disk stripe using Western Digital 500GB RE3 drives. Haven't tested Raid5 yet.

The windows configuration utility is powerful and flexible. Updating firmware is a breeze. I immediately updated to the latest firmware, which was recent (November 2012 IIRC). It seems LSI is still supporting this card well.

Cons: Loud beep on power up and power down, even if alarm is disabled. Complicated, non-intuitive BIOS CLI.

Other Thoughts: Before you buy this card, be aware it is NOT a 16-port card. You can choose either the internal or the external connectors, or one of each, but not all four. Also, you must override the cache disable if you don't also have the BBU.

The GUI BIOS will not load if you have any other cards in your system that load their BIOS *after* this one. So, you may need to disable other cards to do the initial configuration from BIOS.

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  • Gordon M.
  • 1/7/2011 3:34:54 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

2 out of 5 eggsHigh failure rates

Pros: When they work, they're fairly good cards.

Cons: Unfortunately, we've 2 out of 2 fail in the first 6 months of ownership.
Battery backed cache module is both a DIMM AND a battery melded together, so you can't buy a larger aftermarket cache DIMM because it won't have battery backing.
The BIOS -> GUI interface for configuration is quite possibly one of the worse pieces of software UI in the known universe. It makes Windows 1.0 look slick.

Other Thoughts: We bought these cards because we'd had problems with the Areca 1680s from 2 years ago occasionally going offline (once every 6 to 18 months) and needing to be rebooted to see the RAID array. Never lost any data, but it was annoying. However, now that we've had to hard failures of these cards in 6 months, I'm beginning to reconsider my position.

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  • Michael T.
  • 1/5/2009 6:41:31 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

2 out of 5 eggs

Pros: BIOS easy to configure. Older RAID cards are popular and most OSs have drivers.

Cons: Tech support is very poor. Refuses service, misquotes written warranties, makes excuses, etc.. These RAID cards require BBU units that are very expensive, and my last three lasted less than 1 year each. LSI does not honor 1 year BBU written warranty. The last excuse was I did not have the BBU serial number on the purchase receipt. Well, no one does. Why don't they say: Go away little customers - we don't want to see you? Bad support attitude and hard to communicate anything.

Other Thoughts: RAID requires the entire package to work, hardware, software, and batteries, or it is not a good investment. Choose your vendor carefully.

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  • Anonymous
  • 9/20/2007 1:38:35 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

3 out of 5 eggsUtilities/Managers Only for Select Linux distro

Pros: Works using built-in kernel 2.6 drivers.

Cons: Utilities, Storage Managers, etc are built for limited linux distro only. No source code available, therefore can't compile your own, e.g. when using Debian or Ubuntu. Don't buy if your using above distro.

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  • Anonymous
  • 7/6/2007 11:53:46 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsExcellent but kit lacks cables

Pros: Excellent performance, low profile, perfect for servers.

Cons: Kit only comes with 1 SFF8087 to 4 fanout cable, with 8 ports what are you supposed to do? They also are desktop type sata w/ power, not meant for a backplane... plan on spending another $100 on cables.

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