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LSI SAS3442E-R PCI Express SATA / SAS Controller Card Single Pack

  • RAID 0/1/1E/10E
  • x4 SFF-8484 Internal Connectors
  • x4 SFF-8470 External Connectors
  • 3Gb/s per port
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External Connectors
x4 SFF-8470
Internal Connectors
x4 SFF-8484
PCI Express
Transfer Rate
3Gb/s per port
RAID 0/1/1E/10E
Operating Systems Supported
Microsoft Windows 2000, Server 2003 32-bit and 64-bit (x86 and AMD64), XP
Red Hat Linux RHEL 3
Novell NetWare 5.1 and 6.5
Sun SPARC Solaris 2.6 thru 2.10
6.6" x 2.5" (MD2 Low-Profile)


x4 internal SFF-8484 / x4 external SFF-8470 connectors
8-lane 2.5 Gb/s PCI Express
MD-2 small form-factor design
Connects to both SAS and SATA HDDs and tape drives
Allows more than 122 total end-point devices
Fusion-MPT architecture provides more than 140,000 I/Os per second
Supports all major operating systems
Integrated RAID avoids additional host CPU overhead
Flexible SAS/SATA array architecture optimizes cost
SAS/SATA interconnect proven through robust LSI serial technology
Speed: 3Gb/s per port combines to 2.4 GB/s full duplex speed


Package Contents
LSI SAS3442E-R HBA, driver CD, low-profile bracket, and quick installation guide

Manufacturer Warranty

3 years limited

Quick Info


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

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  • Dave C.
  • 7/7/2013 12:11:49 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAwesome Inexpensive Solution for Linux

Pros: Have used this controller for three builds now. This one is for a little samba server for a client.

Two important things...

1) works perfectly with CentOS right out of the box. No monkey business getting it to work.

2) The LSI bios is simple and straight forward. I've had to replace several drives and it's no big deal. it just works, and I can see no noticable performance hit as the devices rebuild.

Note about software raid: I have tried using software raid on various linux'es. It's more trouble than it's worth and often just does not work. Do yourself a favor and spend a couple hundred bucks. you'll make it back in time and frustration.

Cons: Cable not included.

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  • Daniel B.
  • 12/1/2009 1:32:48 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsExcellent for ZFS

Pros: This HBA works flawlessly under OpenSolaris 2009.06. The builtin driver recognizes the card and the attached Promise VTJ610sS external storage enclosure.

Cons: Uses a non-standard SFF-8470 4x SAS connector (aka 4x Infiniband), rather than the standard SFF-8088 connector.

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  • Garrett S.
  • 11/17/2009 3:50:06 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsAmazing buy

Pros: Stable drivers for both linux and windows. Graphical interface while inside either OS to monitor drive status and build/rebuild arrays. Incredibly fast.

Cons: Comes with no cables, so make sure you buy the SF-8484 cable to go with it. It gets a little warm during extended data operations, large file transfers and other things of the like. Long boot time for the card.

Other Thoughts: THIS IS NOT A TRUE RAID SOLUTION. However, it also is not Fakeraid or a softraid controller, its somewhat of a grey area between fakeraid and true raid. It uses software to span the volumes, however, all the processing is done by the card itself, so to the OS and your other components, this is essentially a true raid card. Currently I am running this with 4 1tb WD Caviar Green drives, even with the fact that they are storage class high energy efficiency drives, I am getting maximum sustained transfer rates of 380MB/S read, 180MB/S write.

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  • PAUL J.
  • 7/16/2009 9:17:49 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Great stable drivers for linux/windows (didn't test others). Great read/write speeds (400MB/sec on a 16 bay SAS HBA).

Cons: not a single one.

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