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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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Learn more about the LSI LSI00197

Model

Brand
LSI
Model
LSI00197
Form Factor
Low Profile Ready

Specifications

Type
SATA / SAS
Internal Connectors
1 x SFF-8087 mini-SAS
Interface
x8 lane PCI Express 2.0 Compliant
Transfer Rate
Up to 6Gb/s
Cache Memory
512MB 800MHz DDR II SDRAM
RAID
RAID 0/1/5/6/10/50/60
Operating Systems Supported
Extensive support includes Microsoft Windows Vista/Server 2003/2000/XP, Linux and more.
*Please visit the LSI download Center for the most complete list of supported operating systems.
Dimensions
6.6" x 2.536"

Features

Features
I/O Processor/SAS Controller: LSISAS2108 RAID-on-Chip (ROC)
S.M.A.R.T support
64 logical drive support
Up to 64TB LUN support
Single controller Multipathing
SSD Support with SSD Guard
Online Capacity Expansion (OCE)
Online RAID Level Migration (RLM)
Configurable stripe size up to 1MB
Fast initialization for quick array setup
DDF compliant Configuration on Disk (COD)
Patrol read for media scanning and repairing
Check Consistency for background data integrity
Enclosure management: SES (inband), SGPIO (sideband)
Global and dedicated Hot Spare with Revertible Hot Spare support
Auto resume after loss of system power during array rebuild or reconstruction (RLM)

Manufacturer Warranty

Parts
3 years limited

Quick Info

Warranty

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


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  • Josh F.
  • 3/18/2015 9:40:50 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • 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
  • Tech Level: High
  • 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
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • 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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  • Richard S.
  • 8/23/2013 4:21:10 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

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
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • 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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  • Christopher A.
  • 3/26/2013 1:48:46 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

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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  • William F.
  • 2/2/2013 7:15:36 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

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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  • Anonymous
  • 1/15/2013 11:27:03 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsNot if you want everything out of your SSDs

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: Gives an upgrade path from a chipset that doesn't support SATA3 6Gbps.

Cons: If you just want to run 2 SSD's in RAID 0, any intel onboard SATA3 RAID controller can outperform this card.

Other Thoughts: If you need to run more than 2 SSD's in RAID 0, get a higher performance card like the 9266 or better and buy the external battery.

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  • Ed B.
  • 2/14/2012 11:13:36 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggshard to debug

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: 6 GBb/s SATA + SAAS

Cons: Unforgivable to ship without cable. Read why....

Other Thoughts: Device arrived. No Fan-out cable, had hunt down a store that carries them.
Installed cable. Only 3 of 4 drives seen. So now is it the cable or the controller? Drives already tested good.
So back to the store again to by another cable so I can debug the problem.

Same failure with new cable, OK, its the controller. I have to RMA it and wait on top of the two store trips.

LSI, include a cable. Thats an insane way to cut BOM.

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  • William M.
  • 2/10/2012 3:46:25 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsworks, but...

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

Cons: gui looks like something out of the 80's, moving the mouse causes gui to crash, navigation is difficult, can be done with usb keyboard however.

doesn't come with a cable? - but there isn't one listed - another version of this same card comes with a cable - but you can get a forward 3 ware cable from newegg for less than that package.

Other Thoughts: Make sure you get a cable, this version doesn't come with one - much to my surprise when i opened the box, thought i was getting the other one, but obviously i didn't realize it till afterwards, still saved ten bucks and just had to wait a bit longer.

using this with 4 ssd's in raid 0 with an
ASUS P8Z68-V PRO/GEN3
i7 2700k
Cooler Master Hyper 212+
G Skill Ripjaws X 16GB DDR3 1600 CAS 8
EVGA GTX 560Ti

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