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LSI Internal SATA/SAS 9211-8i 6Gb/s PCI-Express 2.0 RAID Controller Card, Kit

  • RAID 0/1/1E/10
  • 2 x SFF-8087 mini-SAS Internal Connectors
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The LSI SAS 9211-8i host bus adapter provides the greatest available throughput to internal server storage arrays through eight internal 6Gb/s ports, driving up to 256 SAS and SATA physical devices. This HBA offers dynamic SAS functionality including dual-port drive redundancy and SATA compatibility. Utilizing two internal x4 SFF8087 Mini-SAS connectors, the low-profile SAS 9211-8i is an excellent fit for 1U and 2U servers.

The SAS 9211-8i utilizes the embedded CPU in the LSI SAS2008 controller to perform integrated RAID 0, 1, 1E and 10 operations for reliable data protection with high-availability. The result is an ultra-thin, low-overhead device driver communicating over the x8 PCI Express 2.0 host interface. By reducing RAID code overhead, this HBA delivers high-speed READ/WRITE performance, making it well suited for medium to high-capacity internal storage applications.

  • newegg SAS 6Gb/s Compliant The LSI 9211-8i 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 9211-8i supports multi-level RAID configuration including RAID 0, 1, 1E and 10 for better performance, enhanced data security and flexible capacity upgrades.
  • newegg PCI Express 2.0 x8 Interface The LSI 9211-8i features the PCI Express 2.0 x8 interface which provides sufficient throughput and full-duplex operation for enhanced performance.

Learn more about the LSI LSI00195

Model

Brand
LSI
Model
LSI00195
Form Factor
Low Profile Ready

Specifications

Type
SATA / SAS
Internal Connectors
2 x SFF-8087 mini-SAS
Interface
PCI-Express 2.0 x8
Transfer Rate
Up to 6Gb/s
RAID
RAID 0/1/1E/10
Dimensions
8.0" x 10.25" x 2.5"

Features

Features
Flexible SATA+SAS array architecture optimizes cost
8 internal high-speed SAS ports for maximum storage connectivity
6Gb/s per port delivers 4800 MB/s full duplex
SATA+SAS interconnect proven through the LSI robust serial technology
Environmentally friendly due to low-power consumption
Integrated RAID avoids additional host CPU overhead

Packaging

Package Contents
SAS 9211-8i HBA
QIG
LP bracket
driver & manual CD
2 SAS cables

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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  • Mark W.
  • 5/2/2012 11:29:20 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsHorrible RAID controller, reminder of how bad NewEgg service is

Pros: It comes with cables and you can connect all your drives to the RAID controller card with it.
It worked out of the box, I could boot to Windows 7 setup with it.
It's green, so it must be eco friendly

Cons: While the read performance was great on the RAID 10 SSD drive array, the write performance was as good as a IDE hard drive from back in the early 90's. I was getting around 30MB a sec.

Tech support confirmed the problem, and said they had the same performance issues. No real fix other than purchasing a new card.

At first I didn't notice it that much, ran the card for a few weeks until I started putting virtual machines on my system. That's when I noticed there was an issue.

NewEgg should stop selling this card, I got better performance using my BIOS RAID.

Other Thoughts: It took me awhile to come to this realization, I didn't benchmark the card right out of the box. NewEgg wouldn't take the card back because I threw away the $1 cardboard box. I purchase over a dozen different things a month from NewEgg, spend thousands of dollars. I can't keep all these different boxes in my office for 30 days in case something happens.
They wouldn't take the card back, I provided information from LSI confirming the card is a paper weight, case #, a tech I spoke with.

So the moral of the story is, hold onto that $1 cardboard box because NewEgg treats that as if you threw away the actual product. In my case, I threw away over $300. Now I have to get the card that actually DOES work and that's the LSI 9260 8i. Should I get it from NewEgg?

If this was my personal money, not the companies - I'd be furious right now. I'm still mad, but just not like the Hulk mad.

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  • Anonymous
  • 4/18/2012 1:29:23 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGreat SAS performance. SATA, though........

Pros: The SAS performance on this card is very good if you don't need a cache-capable HBA. I get decently low read and write latencies in ESXi 5.0. Also great read/write transfer rates (~35,000KB/sec) with SAS drives.

Cons: The SATA performance in an abomination. the maximum SATA read/write performance I got from a Seagate Constellation ST9500530NS drive was 600KB/Sec. At first, I thought it was the drive, but after moving it onto an on-board SATA controller, the drive performed much better (~20,000KB/sec). I assume that the HBA's implementation of the SATA command protocol is not up to par with it's respectable SAS implementation.

Other Thoughts: Just a warning to those of you looking for a card to be your one stop shop for SAS and SATA, it might be best to look elsewhere. YMMV, though.

PC specs:
MSI H67MA-E45
Intel Core i5-2300
G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 32GB
Intel Gigbit CT Desktop Adapter
LSI 9211-8i
Four SAS drive split into two on each cable bundle
1x 73GB 15k Savvio SFF
3x 146GB 10K Savvio SFF
Onboard SATA connection:
1x 500GB Seagate Constellation SFF
OS: VMWare ESXi 5.0 (aka VMWare vSphere 5 Hypervisor)
8 VMs Win2008R2 64-bit for email/web/internal and external DNS/File/terminal/etc services.

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  • Anonymous
  • 10/13/2010 5:46:34 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggsSmokin HBA

Pros: Very fast, I'm running a Seagate Chetah 15k rpm via SAS. I am also running a pair of Western Digital 640GB SATA 6G/s on a RAID 0.

Cons: The additional bios adds to the boot time.

Other Thoughts: Make sure and order the correct cables for this HBA.

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  • Jason L.
  • 1/13/2010 4:17:24 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGreat card, consider the bare version

Pros: - Paired with a decent CPU, can push an array of SSDs far past most other controllers.
- A relatively cheap way to get into 8 ports of 6 GB/s SAS/SATA.

Cons: - Included cables have molded power & data and can't be used with most enclosures.
- Runs kind of hot when you pack two in a case right next to each other (8-12W each, depending on usage).

Other Thoughts: The kit version of this card included two breakout cables which have molded power & data plugs that can't be used with most enclosures. This isn't readily apparent from the product images (though you can see it if you look REAL close). Unless you're using this card without a backplane, get the cheaper version that comes without cables and buy your cables separately.

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