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LSI LSI00301 (9207-8i) PCI-Express 3.0 x8 Low Profile SATA / SAS Host Controller Card--Avago Technologies

  • 2 x SFF-8087 mini-SAS Internal Connectors
  • Up to 6Gb/s
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Learn more about the LSI LSI00301 (9207-8i)

Model

Brand
LSI
Model
LSI00301 (9207-8i)
Form Factor
Low Profile

Specifications

Type
SATA / SAS
Internal Connectors
2 x SFF-8087 mini-SAS
Interface
PCI-Express 3.0 x8
Transfer Rate
Up to 6Gb/s
Operating Systems Supported
Microsoft Windows, Linux (SuSE , Red Hat), Solaris, VMware, Free BSD
* See http://www.lsi.com/channel/ChannelDownloads for details on versions
Dimensions
Low Profile (2.6" x 6.6")

Features

Features
IO Controller: LSI SAS2308, Fusion MPT 2.0

Cable Support: Passive Copper

PCI Card Type: 3.3 V Add-in Card

Operating Voltage: +12V +/-8%; 3.3V +/-9%

PCI Power (Nominal): 9.8W

Device Support: 256 Non-RAID devices.

Quick Info

Warranty

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


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  • Anonymous
  • 2/7/2014 2:12:41 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsRecommended Product

Pros: * Hassle-free installation.
* Recognized by the Linux 3.0 kernel.
* Straightforward configuration
* Enumerated all SAS devices, as well as an SATA DVD.
* Excellent throughput.
* No reliability issues noted after a year of service.

Cons:
* Higher than average operating temperature (see next).
* Newegg's price is a little high for this product.

Other Thoughts: If you purchase this product we recommend that you make provisions to actively cool it. We checked the heat sink temperature while testing our first unit to use this host adapter and noted a peak temperature of 131° F. While not excessive, the temperature is high enough to possibly shorten the life of the product.

We provide active cooling in our servers by mounting a backplane blower (Newegg P/N 9B-35-230-027 or similar) immediately to the left (chip side) of the host adapter so that air being pulled into the blower passes over the heat sink. This step succeeded in reducing the heat sink temperature to less than 100° F.

You will need suitable cables to connect your SAS devices and any SATA hardware. Note that SAS cables can connect to SATA devices but not the other way around (Newegg P/N 9B-16-116-097 can adapt SATA hardware to this host adapter).

Driving your SATA hardware through this host adapter instead of through your motherboard's SATA ports may produce some performance gain by off-loading SATA transactions from the motherboard buses.

While this host adapter has support for software RAID, using it is a false security feature. Only hardware RAID (e.g., RAID5 or better) implemented by a compatible controller produces true redundancy and error checking and correction.

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  • t b.
  • 4/16/2013 10:57:20 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAwesome Card for SSD raid-0

Pros: Flashed this card to the IR firmware, flashed all 4 of my SSD's to the most current firmware then threw them into a raid-0 array. Getting 2GB/s read and write speeds according to ATTO starting at the 128k chunk size.

Cons: Warm, but that's what fans are for :)

Other Thoughts: ASUS P8Z68-V
Intel Core i5-2500K
2x g.skill F3-12800CL8D-8GBECO
4x samsung 840 pro 256GB
gtx 670

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  • Bjorn L.
  • 4/14/2013 5:56:44 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

4 out of 5 eggsWorks fine with consumer motherboards

Pros: Works with consumer motherboards. I use a Gigabyte Z77X-D3H. Automatically recognized by Ubuntu Linux. Working flawlessly so far.

Cons: Runs hot and requires good airflow.

Other Thoughts: Whether of not an LSI card works on consumer motherboards seems to depend on the firmware. Reading various forums, the IT (jbod) firmware works fine, but the IR (raid) doesn't.

Although this card isn't sold as a raid card, I've read that you can flash it with the IR and do raid anyway. I haven't done it myself, so please do your own research.

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  • Tyler S.
  • 9/9/2012 7:22:51 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Potential for high bandwidth with collection of SSD's. Eight ports allow for options. SFF-8087 connectors/cables reduce cable clutter. Seems stable

Cons: Somewhat of a challenge with non-server, non-workstation uefi motherboards. I wanted to flash to IR firmware, which requires booting into dos, which my motherboard (Asus p8z77-v le plus) does not support (seems legacy bios option is gone with recent bios update). LSI does not (as of August 2012) support EFI Shell version of sas2flash, so that wasn't an option either. Ended up building a computer from spare parts with an older motherboard to flash the card. I also found that in my case it was not possible to enter the card bios with a usb keyboard, worked fine with ps2 thankfully. The card seems to run very warm, though I'm not sure how warm as MSM is not reporting chip temp. The card has also tripled boot time. I am sure many of these issues are related to running it on a consumer board. Also, in IR mode, it only supports up to 2 raid volumes.

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  • Douglas D.
  • 8/28/2012 9:40:36 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat card but know the issues

Pros: Fast, Stable, Quick booting.

Cons: IT mode. Note that an LSI card in IT mode cannot run in a system that has another LSI SAS chip in IR mode. So if your MB has a built in 2008 SAS controller, both parts have to be in IT or both in IR, not one in each.

Heat. This board requires airflow. If in stagnant air, it will overheat and throw SCSI errors. The manual specs 100 FPM linear flow.

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  • Anonymous
  • 8/11/2012 5:32:46 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsgreat card

Pros: love LSI cards - they just work & the drivers are stable!

Cons: it used to be pretty straight forward to switch between the IT vs. IR firmware on LSI cards. with this generation, LSI requires you to completely erase the firmware before re-flashing with the alternate firmware. i wouldn't care so much if the card had started out with the IR firmware, but no... you have to get the "unobtainium" 9217 for that, and they only provide the 9217 to OEMs. really???

this isn't going to score too favorably against intel's "built-in" SCU controller.

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