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

  • 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

Model

Brand
LSI
Model
LSI00244
Form Factor
Low Profile Ready

Specifications

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

*See www.lsi.com/support for details on versions.
Dimensions
6.6" x 4.2"

Features

Features
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

Parts
3 years limited

Quick Info

Warranty

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


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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 needed...ie 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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  • Daniel G.
  • 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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  • John P.
  • 1/21/2012 11:29:59 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

3 out of 5 eggsSolution to Compatibility Problem, Drives do not Spin Down under Win 7, No SMART

Pros: 16 ports, SATA III 6GB and supports drives 3TB and greater. Also supports TRIM for SSD's. This is a JBOD controller.

Cons: My review below documented a mother board conflict with onboard SATA ports. I also had a similar problem with an ASUS motherboard. I was able to get the motherboard SATA ports working by changing the LSI BIOS Boot Support option to "Enabled OS Only", the default is "Enabled BIOS and OS". Unfortunately I had to find this solution on my own, LSI tech support should have had the answer when I called. If you use the OS Only option you will not be able to boot from a drive attached to the LSI controller.

Drives do not Spin Down based on Win 7 (64bit) Power Options Setting. The drives run constantly. SMART statuses are not available in Win 7. I would give it 5 eggs if these problems were fixed.

Other Thoughts: This adapter has both BIOS and Firmware. My adapter needed both updated to bring it current.

LSI seems focused on supporting high end servers. They are missing a lot of potential for this product in the Media Server, Home Theater PC and Windows Home Server markets.

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  • John P.
  • 1/3/2012 1:19:38 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

2 out of 5 eggsDisables Onboard SATA Ports - JBOD Only

Pros: 16 ports, SATA III and supports drives 3TB and greater. Also supports TRIM for SSD's. This is a JBOD controller.

Cons: Once I connect a drive to the 9201-16i it disables all 6 SATA ports on my motherboard, a Gigabyte GA-MA785GT-UDH3 (AM3). I contacted Tech Support and created a ticket, tech had heard of the problem but I am not confident they are interested in fixing. The board is PCIe x8, be sure you have available slot. Board does not come with cables, they must be ordered separately.

Other Thoughts: Very expensive to have compatibility issues.

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  • Patrick W.
  • 7/9/2011 12:32:44 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

3 out of 5 eggsNOT hardware raid, but works as designed

Pros: 16 port count is pretty high.

Cons: Expensive for what you're getting.

Wouldn't work with 3TB drives out of the box. I had to do a firmware update to make them work, which just happened to be available - literally - the day I called LSI for support. If I had bought this a month ago, I would have been REALLY upset!

Other Thoughts: I purchased this through the online store that is named for a river in South America.

Although it's classified as a "RAID Card" by newegg's site, this is just a basic adapter that presents the drives to the OS individually. It does NOT hardware RAID, or even software RAID for that matter (you're entirely dependent on your OS if you want to go that route). More normal "consumer-oriented" cards that do the same thing will typically cost well under 1/4th the price, but by paying for this one you're getting:

* It can control up to 16 drives (or many more with a SAS Expander) - normal cards will be more like 2 or 4 drives, tops

* It's capable of SAS (as well as SATA) - consumer oriented cards will be SATA-only

It works well and does what it's intended to do, but I don't feel the price is commensurate with what you're getting.

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