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LSI LSI00244 (9201-16i) PCI-Express 2.0 x8 SATA / SAS Host Bus Adapter Card, Single Pack--Avago Technologies

  • 4 x SFF-8087 mini-SAS
  • Up to 6Gb/s
  • Controller: LSI SAS2116
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Boasting high performance SATA+SAS ports, the LSI 9201-16i host bus adapter offers a great solution to today's growing storage requirements. It offers dynamic SAS functionality including dual-port drive redundancy and SATA compatibility to protect your investment. Regardless of the drive speed, this 6Gb/s adapter can deliver up to twice the performance level in both read and write applications as compared to their 3Gb/s predecessors, providing the greatest available throughput to internal server storage arrays.

  • newegg Support Up to 240 SATA and/or SAS Devices The LSI 9201-16i HBA 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 PCI Express 2.0 x8 Interface The LSI 9201-16i HBA features the PCI Express 2.0 x8 interface which provides sufficient throughput and full-duplex operation for enhanced performance.
  • newegg SafeStore Encryption Services The advanced SafeStore Encryption Services protect your confidential data against unauthorized access.
  • newegg SSD Support with SSD Guard The support for SSD allows for higher data transfer speed, and the SSD guard delivers increased durability and reliability, prolonging the SSD’s lifespan and providing maximum data security.

Learn more about the LSI LSI00244


Form Factor
Low Profile Ready


Internal Connectors
4 x SFF-8087 mini-SAS
PCI-Express 2.0 x8
Transfer Rate
Up to 6Gb/s
Operating Systems Supported
Microsoft Windows, Linux (SuSE, Red Hat), Solaris, VMware.

*See for details on versions.
6.6" x 4.2"


SAS Controller: LSISAS2116

The sixteen-port LSI SAS 9201-16i, supports data transfer rates of up to 6Gb/s per port, brings new features and improved performance to cost-sensitive server applications using up to 512 SATA or SAS devices.

Manufacturer Warranty

3 years limited

Quick Info


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

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  • Phil -.
  • 12/4/2014 1:05:01 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsLots and lots of hard drives

Pros: 16 hard drives on one card, simple setup (windows 7 took care of it all before I even put in the driver disc)

Cons: Expensive

Other Thoughts: We use this in a high end pc based DVR. We currently have 13 storage drives, all of which connect through this single LSI card. We got 4 of the 3ware CBL-SFF8087OCF-05M (available here on Newegg) cables to break out the 4 SFF-8087 ports to 16 sata connections.

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  • Arlandus I.
  • 12/3/2014 12:18:55 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsExactly what I needed

Pros: Compatible with ESXi 5.5
Compatible with IOMMU to a Win2k12 VM
16 Hard drives capable out the box
Compatible with 2+ TB hard drives
0 problems setting up on my GA-990FXA-UD5P
MegaRaid storage software allows you to easily update bios and firmware within Windows.

Cons: Expensive
The box it came in looked like it had been previously opened, but the anti-static bag was fully intact.

Other Thoughts: I had a couple of old LSI MegaRaid cards that weren't able to recognize drives larger than 2TB. They also didn't allow JBOD. You would have to setup single drives as RAID 0 arrays. This card solved all my problems, and allowed me to consense down to just 1 card.

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  • Brian D.
  • 11/1/2014 9:42:41 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorks Well

Pros: I recently decided to go a little crazy with my NAS and picked up two of these cards. I tested these cards in a Windows 7, Server 2012, and Debian Linux environment and they worked flawlessly in all of them. I get SMART data from all 24 of my drives, they all spin up, and worked without any firmware updates.

I have 24 Western Digital 5TB RED hard drives in a RAID 10. RAID benchmarks performed on the system are as follows:
Cached read: 10GBps (80Gbps)
Buffered read: 4GBps (32Gbps)
Write speed: 3GBps (24Gbps)

Cons: None so far, will update if any are encountered later on.

Other Thoughts: I debated between picking up this and the dedicated RAID controller version however with how far software RAID has come and the setup I had it was better to just pick up these controllers and do a simple software RAID. I've noticed no lack of performance between sofware vs hardware raid since I set this up. I have 12 drives hooked up to one card and another 12 drives hooked up to the second card with no RAID issues at all.

Other reviews mentioned it disabled their SATA ports and other issues. I have experienced none of those issues.

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  • Anonymous
  • 4/11/2014 6:36:30 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorks as advertised

Pros: Works with Freebsd right out of the box. No docs no brainer to figure out.

Cons: Some reviews seem to be written by people who rate their tech level higher than it really is. I almost didn't buy this card.

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  • Brian M.
  • 11/9/2013 6:53:13 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsThe HBA I've Been Longing For

Pros: It's a simple HBA, no bells or whistles. The price point is fantastic! Performs great.

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: This is the HBA that I've been looking for for a long time. I use ZFS for file servers (generally on FreeBSD or with FreeNAS), and this HBA is perfect for that. It's a straight HBA; no RAID on the card. With some RAID controllers you have to make a RAID0 for each of your drives you want to pass through. With this controller, it's literally plug and play.

Performance is fantastic, as expected from LSI. If you need to build a file server with software RAID (ie, ZFS or Windows Storage Spaces), this is THE controller to get!

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  • John D.
  • 5/30/2013 4:46:53 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat card!

Pros: This card just... works, and works well. I should have spent a little more and got this card instead of going cheap with my previous solution. You get what you pay for, and it's worth every penny.

Cons: Passive heat sink gets VERY hot (like it will burn you after a few seconds), with no airflow (open case, or neutral case pressure). The card expects a certain amount of negative pressure inside the case to draw air from the back, over the heat sink. If you're a builder like me that aims for slight positive pressure (to keep dust out of all the cracks and crevices), you're likely going to cook this card to the point of failure. LSI should have included a fan in this design, IMHO, though I cut them some slack as this card is meant to be in a server with very high airflow.

Other Thoughts: My solution to the heat issue was very simple. I got a very quiet (14dBA) 40mm fan (5cfm), and a couple sheet metal screws at just the right depth and diameter, and attached it directly to the heat sink, slightly offset from the center of the die. The heat sink is barely warm with this low CFM fan, with the case open (thus no airflow). I connected it to one of my fan controllers, not to slow it down, but to sound an alarm if the fan fails.

I have 4x SAS to SATA breakout cables controlling 15 drives in 3x 5-in-3 drive cages. I'm able to sustain over 800MB/sec minimum, with 1.5GB/sec peaks, and I have slow drives.

Make sure you install it in an 8x PCIe slot, and that your mobo isn't dropping the 8x slot to a 4x slot due to other cards using up the lanes.

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  • Scott G.
  • 4/12/2013 11:39:34 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat HBA

Pros: Compact and runs cool. Easy to install with the exception of firmware and BIOS updates. Running smooth on Windows 7 Pro amd64.

Cons: Be sure to update firmware, BIOS, and drivers to latest version from LSI site.
For those experiencing missing SATA or odd boot issues, there are options to control this behavior in the LSI BIOS.

Other Thoughts: Working as designed. Has only been a week, but I've been aggressively testing all 16 drives.

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  • Patricia H.
  • 12/28/2012 2:17:43 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsNot Compatible

Pros: Great product

Cons: Wasn't compatible with Mac OSX and description was misleading when it said and more under OS support.

Other Thoughts: Read the desciption carefully because this is not a RAID controller and is actually a Host Bus Controller, which is the reason I returned it.

Mid 2012 Mac Pro

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  • karl R.
  • 12/5/2012 5:56:05 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsworks great

Pros: Really like the card. It is a fast card 6 GBs and has a lot of sata port . I 've tested copying 2 drives from the card. From a 2GB Sata2 to a 2GB Sata3. it copied at 181MB to 151MB . I suggest to have a fan nearby to cool things down.

Cons: None so far.

Other Thoughts: It is not a raid card. But not all people need a raid card.
For my part I prefer to have a lots disk with share folder on my home server.

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  • Michael P.
  • 3/23/2012 9:23:58 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSolid HBA - great for FreeBSD ZFS

Pros: Excellent HBA for use with FreeBSD ZFS or Linux mdadm (software RAID).
Excellent port density.
Excellent operating system support - FreeBSD and Linux both support it natively. (Tested with FreeBSD 9 and Linux kernel 2.6.32).

Cons: The passive heat sink runs a bit too warm for my liking, but I have not noticed any problems.

Other Thoughts: This is not a hardware RAID card, but that is a VERY GOOD thing when you are pairing it with FreeBSD ZFS. And I would argue that a properly configured ZFS system is superior to all but the most expensive enterprise grade hardware RAID controllers.

Highly recommended Host Bus Adapter.

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