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LSI MegaRAID SATA / SAS 9260-4i 6Gb/s PCI-Express 2.0 w/ 512MB onboard memory RAID Controller Card, Single--Avago Technologies

  • RAID 0 / 1 / 5 / 6 / 10 / 50 / 60
  • 1 x SFF-8087 mini-SAS Internal Connectors
  • Up to 6Gb/s

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  • Anonymous
  • 5/3/2016 12:26:54 PM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsGood for what it was designed for

This review is from: LSI MegaRAID SATA / SAS 9260-4i 6Gb/s PCI-Express 2.0 w/ 512MB onboard memory RAID Controller Card, Single--Avago Technologies

Pros: - works great with spin disks
- Can force write back without bbu with parity RAID (lsi feature)

Cons: - not for SSDs!
- Only 512mb cache
- Runs HOT! See notes for fix

Other Thoughts: Card works great with HDDs. No better IOPS with the 9266 with hdds.

If you want to RAID SSDs, look to the 9266 or Areca cards. You need the more powerful processor on those to keep up!

As long as the 512mb of cache gets you by, this is a great card

You can grab a 40mm fan, like that from noctua and with the right screws you can screw it down right to the heatsink. Brings temps down from 80-90c to 50-60

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  • Anonymous
  • 3/11/2016 11:27:22 AM

1 out of 5 eggshigh priced junk with poor support - don't buy

This review is from: LSI MegaRAID SATA / SAS 9260-4i 6Gb/s PCI-Express 2.0 w/ 512MB onboard memory RAID Controller Card, Single--Avago Technologies

Pros: Stable once OS has been booted.

Cons: To begin with the packaging is so poorly designed it hides a supposedly (according to LSI tech support) essential component, the CV power module (holds a charge to act as a BBU). As it turns out the controller will function without the CV power module. This just added to the tech support confusion. The showstopper problem with this controller is a huge boot delay in the LSI BIOS (82 seconds !!). This boot delay is the charge cycle for CV power module. The firmware wrongly enforces this charge cycle even on warm boots when charging isn't needed. LSI tech support has informed me this is controlled by the firmware and has no plans to fix it. I have informed LSI that my controller is still under warranty and that if LSI engages in consumer fraud my state attorney's consumer fraud division will be receiving a complaint.

What's so sad is that this is so trivially easy to fix. And just for reference, a comparable 3ware 9750 controller boots in a fraction of the time required for the 9260's charge cycle!

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  • Amir J.
  • 12/2/2015 11:09:39 AM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGood entry level product

This review is from: LSI MegaRAID SATA / SAS 9260-4i 6Gb/s PCI-Express 2.0 w/ 512MB onboard memory RAID Controller Card, Single--Avago Technologies

Pros: - Cheapest, properly cached, card you can get.
- Lots of options for customization.
- Great Driver,software support from LSI.
- Fairly fast initialization during boot.
- The boot bios for the card is absolutely AMAZING, so many options and easy to understand.

Cons: - Still alow performance for raid 5,6. I got about 10-20 MBs for write back mode, and 40-55 MBs for write through mode.
- For some reason took multiple times of seating , and reseating before it worked.
- RUNS HOT!!! I am not kidding within 5 minutes of power the heatsink will burn your fingers.
- There is no "stupid" setup , you must understand what your doing to get started.

Other Thoughts: - I am very happy to have purchased this during BF sale, I usually go on Ebayy for used parts but the price of this is closer to a IBM/HP/DELL raid card used on other site.
- If you need more speed , it may be worth to SSD cache your set up very easily addable.

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  • Mr R.
  • 3/18/2015 9:40:50 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsWorks, but slightly disappointed

This review is from: LSI MegaRAID SATA / SAS 9260-4i 6Gb/s PCI-Express 2.0 w/ 512MB onboard memory RAID Controller Card, Single--Avago Technologies

Pros: Everything works in both Linux and Windows and I didn't have to really mess with any settings after I initialized my RAID Array. The windows drivers took about 10 minutes to fix, but since this isn't a boot device for me, it wasn't a huge deal.

Cons: The read speeds on this are not what I was hoping for. It falls right in line with an mdadm software raid (RAID 5 and RAID 10 tested).
It did a random consistency check the other day on my RAID 5 array and it brought the system to it's knees.

Other Thoughts: My cons above might sound bad, but you don't buy this card because your looking to eek out every little bit of performance out of your RAID array. You buy it for peace of mind. It's my first time comparing a hardware raid controller to a software based array using consumer level equipment, and I was really hoping for the performance jump you see on enterprise gear, but I guess that's the way of the world.

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  • Dean S.
  • 9/28/2013 6:10:49 PM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsRight now, it's a zero

This review is from: LSI MegaRAID SATA / SAS 9260-4i 6Gb/s PCI-Express 2.0 w/ 512MB onboard memory RAID Controller Card, Single--Avago Technologies

Pros: none

Cons: The Win 8 drivers provided by LSI fail after 3 seconds of booting. How can I install this without drivers? While people have spoken positively about their purchase with LSI, right now I have $1100 of scrap. Maybe this experience is different for users of other OSs, but avoid this like the plague if you're running Win 8. Oh, and btw: they keep banker's hours, so good luck if you're trying to upgrade in the evening or on the weekend, They just aren't there.

Other Thoughts: Newegg has been my great provider, and I know RAID is a challenge, but did anyone check this out? This is a pretty fundamental failure. But I still love you, Newegg.

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  • Daniel M.
  • 9/14/2013 6:34:11 PM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Raid Card

This review is from: LSI MegaRAID SATA / SAS 9260-4i 6Gb/s PCI-Express 2.0 w/ 512MB onboard memory RAID Controller Card, Single--Avago Technologies

Pros: Great RAID card for the money
I have 12 Seagate 2tb drives in RAID 6 for over a year now
Does work with p67 boards, i am using a Sapphire Pure Black P67 Hydra board with mine.
Also using an Intel RES2SV240

Cons: Firmware flashing is an adventure, i had to flash mine with a slightly nerwer firmware then flash it with the most current firmware

Other Thoughts: Great card works great with my expander, i would tell anyone i know who wants a REAL RAID solution to buy one.

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5 out of 5 eggsHuge step up from Intel onboard RAID

This review is from: LSI MegaRAID SATA / SAS 9260-4i 6Gb/s PCI-Express 2.0 w/ 512MB onboard memory RAID Controller Card, Single--Avago Technologies

Pros: Easy installation. Very small card, so it fits pretty much where ever you need it. Very simple web bios, not pretty, but very straight forward.

Cons: None that are relevant... long boot time I guess.

Other Thoughts: This combined with 4 Samsung 840 Pro series 256MB drives in RAID 0 actually give me throughput of 2.5GB/sec on optimal block sizes and just under 2GB/sec on normal operations. The card is a trifle slow initializing, so you might not want to watch your boot screen. I have this running in my "dream" game machine with Intel 4770, 2x GTX Titan, Gigabyte G1 Sniper 5, 16GB 2660 memory and two water cooling loops. Needless to say this cost an arm and a leg, but after the initial pain, I am extremely happy with my game machine. I don't see having to replace anything for a long time.

Don't forget that it doesn't include cables and if you're worried about data loss, and why would you in RAID 0 you are going to lose data at some point in time, you can buy a battery backup that attaches directly to the card.
As with any server tech, it's a really good idea to know what you're doing before you take the leap and buy a RAID card like this. It works without any problems with Win 7 Pro and I imagine it would work with any OS that has drivers for it.

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  • George O.
  • 6/20/2013 12:19:51 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGood RAID cartd

This review is from: LSI MegaRAID SATA / SAS 9260-4i 6Gb/s PCI-Express 2.0 w/ 512MB onboard memory RAID Controller Card, Single--Avago Technologies

Pros: Easy to install and set up and it doubled transfer rates over my Intel ICH10R RAID chip that is built in to my Gigabyte mother board. I also have an Intel RT3WB080 RAID card that uses the same LSI 2108 chip and the LSI board posts much faster than the Intel board.

Cons: Pricey at $320.

Other Thoughts: Works on my Gigabyte EP45 even though the MB is not on the 'approved' list. I saved $25 by getting the LSI card and a 3ware cable instead of the LSI card and cable kit. This card is the same card as the Intel RS2BL040. Apparently LSI makes some of Intel's RAID cards. I also noticed Intel uses the LSI2108 or LSI2208 chip.

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5 out of 5 eggsExcellent card

This review is from: LSI MegaRAID SATA / SAS 9260-4i 6Gb/s PCI-Express 2.0 w/ 512MB onboard memory RAID Controller Card, Single--Avago Technologies

Pros: Card was easy to install and with 4 SSDs in a RAID-10 I get 800 MB/s in sequential read and write for several seconds before exhausting the cache and dropping down to 150 MB/s.

I am using this array for booting and storing Windows 8 virtual machines on my VDI server and I have yet to hear any performance complaints even while running 20 machines from the array.

Cons: None.

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5 out of 5 eggsThe FIX

This review is from: LSI MegaRAID SATA / SAS 9260-4i 6Gb/s PCI-Express 2.0 w/ 512MB onboard memory RAID Controller Card, Single--Avago Technologies

Pros: To all of You that are having Problems getting this Card Work, You MUST use a LGA 1156 Board for this Card and the Intel Card also for NO Problems it will work Fine.
PS. it will not work on any LGA 1155 Board

Cons: NONE.

Other Thoughts: I use this card a lot NP.
I hope this will help you guys out.
I am also working with other types of MB to see what works with the LSI and Intel Raid Cards.

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