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  1. CarlB

    Did I just max out my HBA? 23 drives will boot, 24 will not.

    Server: SuperMicro CSE-846 24 Bay SAS2 BP Server w/ X9DRi-F/2x 6 Core E5-2620 HBA: HP H220 6Gbps SAS PCI-E 3.0 HBA LSI 9205-8i P20 IT Mode https://www.ebay.com/itm/HP-H220-6Gbps-SAS-PCI-E-3-0-HBA-LSI-9205-8i-P20-IT-Mode-From-US-Ship/192639052923 MPT2BIOS-7.25.05.00 Up until this point I've run...
  2. S

    LSI HBA for > 8 Ports.

    Hey, I want to virtualize Freenas on a x470d4u-2t and Proxmox. Because the 6 Sata ports on the host are all from the same controller, I probably won't be able to passthrough only 4 of them, because I need 2 for the OS. Because of that I am looking at LSI HBAs on Ebay, but most I have seen...
  3. G

    SOLVED LSI SAS2008 HBA (aka 9211-8i ?) Q: Firmware Upgrade? to stop BIOS detection + fix hotswap not working.

    Main Question: ----------------------- Running Freenas 11.2-U8 on a Dell Poweredge T310 on an aftermarket OEM LSI HBA card already in IT mode, that I thought was an LSI 9211-8i, but it turns out its actually an OEM IBM 9200 / SAS2008. I honestly have no idea what LSI card is equal to what, I am...
  4. S

    Confused Newbie - HBA needed - Please confirm if this planned purchase makes sense

    Hi fellow ZFS-loving, data-hoarding, free and open source championing FreeNAS users! :) I have been using FreeNAS before, and always was very happy with it. But due to having to also use my NAS temporarily with KVM+QEMU + Docker, i switched to Ubuntu for the last year. Now i am planning myself...
  5. PetrZ

    P822

    Hi. I was reading all I found here about P822 card and I have few questions. E.g. @jgreco wrote: Is that something, what will never change? I mean if there is a chance, that ciss driver in 11.3 or newer systems will work better or will be replaced by another driver? Is such a card safe to be...
  6. zyrex

    Trouble virtualizing with PCIe-passthrough

    Hello, I'm trying to get FreeNAS up and running as a VM on ESXi with PCIe-passthrough, but it won't even finish booting in this configuration. Specs; - Dell R730xd - VMware ESXi 6.7 - H730P in HBA-mode - Two HP 10k SAS drives I did an install first without the HBA, and everything went...
  7. S

    HBA\LSI would it improve overall performance

    Hello all I am planning on getting a Supermicro ATX DDR4 LGA 2011 Motherboards X10SRI-F-O along with a Xeon processor for a plex\vm storage server and was wondering if I should also purchase an HBA\LSI card for my storage connection? I will be using 8x3TB WD Red's for my storage.
  8. M

    Supermicro

    Hello, I have decided to build a FreeNAS box in lieu of replacing my two small Synology NAS boxes. I would like to use a ZFS array and host NAS files along with connecting as virtualization server running oVirt. On the FreeNAS use case I have several hundred thousand photographs from my...
  9. M

    Swapping Backplanes

    Hey all, I am on my second generation build of my FreeNas box, and believe mys SAS2 backplane is starting to become a bottleneck. I currently have a Supermicro 4U SC846A-R1200B chasis (SC846A-R1200B) with a SC846A-R1200B connected to two HBAs, a LSI 3008 thats integrated into my X11SSH-CTF...
  10. Grinas

    BUILD [HOW-TO] Flashing LSI SAS HBA Controller [EFI/UEFI]

    Back Story I had some trouble flashing my LSI 9217 controllers so wrote up this doc to share. Every youtube video appear to be made by people who were too confused fro me to confidently follow them and any guide i came across that seem to work i would run into the issue of not being able to run...
  11. S

    Dell H310 flashing to IT mode Issues

    I purchased a Dell PERC H310 off eBay with the idea of expanding the drives in my HP Microserver Gen8 after doing a fair amount of digging on here and finding that the general consensus was these are pretty cost effective and work great in IT mode. I then headed over to mattr's tutorial here...
  12. L

    switch from sata ports to hba - have I to export the Pool?

    Hi, I run Freenas 11.2 and have a raidz2-Pool with four WD Red 2,5" HDDs, the Mainboard is Asrock E3C226D2I. I want to switch the pool from the local Sata-Ports to a HBA-Card (LSI SAS 9211-8i, in IT-Mode of course). Have I to export the pool, switch the cables to the HBA and re-import the pool...
  13. G

    sas controller raid or hba and proxmox or freenas?

    Hi, I am a bit stuck here trying to decide, I'm just stuck between 2 stones. i have a hp proliant dl380 g7 server i will use but since it has so much power i will run everything on it. But here it starts :-( should i run it on raid or to hba mode? since i need vm, should I run proxmox with...
  14. D

    SOLVED Help Connecting Supermicro Backplane to HBA

    Hi, I recently purchased a Supermicro SC847 BE1C4-R1K23LPB for a server I am building, yet I am not sure how to connect the drives on the backplane to the HBA I have. The backplane has 4 ports, but there is space for 24 drives, and I am not sure how to connect them to the two LSI SAS 9305-16i...
  15. A

    ASUS PRIME Z390-A FREENAS, ZFS "NAS" FILE STORAGE only PERIOD

    I have capacious Intel server case, lots of fans for general cooling. Asus Prime Z390-A M/B newly purchased for this project, 64 gigs RAM, Intel I-7 -8700 / LGA1151 CPU, 700 Watt PSU, four Seagate 4 TB desktop hard drives. One or two Intel quad port gigabit nic cards. The SOLE PURPOSE for this...
  16. CH4Pz

    HBA Swap out

    Recently, although intermittently, been getting Cam Status error on da3, so thought id start by swapping out cables. On next boot my Z2 Volume came up as "Unknown" status, so after inspecting the system i noticed the bottom mini-SAS 8087 connector on my LSI HBA (in sig) was disconnected but...
  17. K

    First Build for FreeNAS

    Hello fellow FreeNAS Forum Family, my Name is Thomas and I'am still researching to build a first own FreeNAS Server. The main purpose of this server will be to store files (oh wow, he really will try storing files in a NAS :rolleyes:) from my own computer (meaning Pictures and Web-Projects...
  18. H

    FreeNAS / DELL blade m610 / Emulex & QLogic FC HBA

    Hello, I am working on our current (32 Tb) NAS replacement, and am considering building the new one on top of FreeNAS. FreeNAS would be installed on one of our "old" servers : a DELL Blade, m610 (8 CPU, 96 Gb), and access our SAN storage through the Fiber Channel fabric. Currently, this server...
  19. M

    flashing LSI2308 firmware

    My HBA firmware is out of date: # sas2flash -listall LSI Corporation SAS2 Flash Utility Version 16.00.00.00 (2013.03.01) Copyright (c) 2008-2013 LSI Corporation. All rights reserved Adapter Selected is a LSI SAS: SAS2308_1(D1) Num Ctlr FW Ver NVDATA x86-BIOS...
  20. S

    Adaptec 8805 support

    Hello, I have question about Adaptec Raid 8805 support. I know, that any kind of raid isn't good for FreeNAS. However, if I set this card to HBA mode, it should work as standard HBA adapter, right?? The card also has its own cache, but I do not plan to use it. Any help with configuration of...
  21. George Kyriazis

    HBA suggestion for a 2U 20-30TB build

    Hello FreeNAS folks, I am contemplating doing a built with the following characteristics (this is for a work environment, mostly datasets): - Intel R2312WFTZS system (dual Skylake with 12 sas/sata bays)...
  22. U

    Would anyone kindly recommend a Non-Raid PCIe 3.0 card for 4 and/or 8 SATA III ports?

    Hi, While I'm actually not a FreeNAS user, reading around the forum, I thought maybe this community would have some suggestions. Or should I ask at, say, unraid forums? I'm a bit overwhelmed and would be very appreciative of your suggestions. Probably I have some basic confusions: I <think> I...
  23. Logikgear

    SOLVED LSI SAS 9207-8e HBA only works with one drive

    So I have run into a wall. I picked up an LSI SAS 9207-8e HBA off Amazon along with a CableCreation Mini SAS 36Pin (SFF-8088) Male to 4 SATA 7Pin Female Cable, Mini SAS Host/Controller to 4 SATA Target/Backplane cable. I'm using 4 WD 500GB Re HDDs inside an iStarUSA Group BPU-350SATA-RED...
  24. S

    Ordered LSI 9300-8i but received generic equivalent. Reliable, or return it?

    The 3008 HBAs are quite expensive here, so I ordfered one from China/Hong Kong. Knowing the way things are, with grey market and other backstreet/fake products, I was careful - I skipped over anyone selling generic SAS-3 cards and ordered one that was specifically said to be a branded LSI card...
  25. P

    Is it worth buying this HBA?

    Hi All, I have a chassis supporting upto 10 disks and an ASUS B150M Plus motherboard that has 6 native SATA ports. I have a large number (>10) WD Red 2TB disks lying around and was looking around for HBAs to expand my storage and found this certified refurbished one on Amazon at a very...
  26. dmitrios

    SOLVED Booting (not) from HBA

    I am doing a build with 6 drives and also have a SATA SSD I want to use as FreeNAS boot drive. My E3C226D2I has 6 SATA ports and I have an LSI 9217-8i (in IR mode) which I flashed with the latest firmware and BIOS. I somehow trust the motherboard SATA ports more than the LSI card (unjustified...
  27. BloodyBonkers

    LSI 9211-4i not detected.

    I just recently got an LSI 9211-4i and it does not show up in bios at all, nor does it show in any OS. I tried the card in four different systems with three different chipsets and multiple pci slots where possible. Here are the four systems used for testing. RIG1: HP Proliant Microserver G8...
  28. D

    Dell H310 problems

    Hello I have attempted to flash a used Dell H310 i picked up on ebay. But before I even got started it all grinded to a halt. I found this guide; https://tylermade.net/2017/06/27/how-to-crossflash-perc-h310-to-it-mode-lsi-9211-8i-firmware-hba-for-freenas-unraid/ But none of the commands worked...
  29. S

    HBA Installation (Ubuntu Server 16.04, ZFS on Linux)

    Hello everyone, this is my first post in this forum. Since it is not directly related to FreeNAS but to NAS, ZFS, and HBAs I decided to post it under "Off-Topic". I plan to upgrade my one year old NAS in terms of storage capacity. I did a lot of research in different forums for the last two...
  30. halepagneaux

    How do I know if my HBA is dying?

    I have an IBM M1115 that I got off ebay, flashed to a LSI 9211-8i that has been working well for over a year now, but recently may have started having problems. I've been in the process of moving so my server has been off for quite some time. I started it up today with hopes of getting it up and...
  31. R

    SAS controller sas9200-16e

    hello everybody, i have a microserver gen8 with 16gm ECC and 3220 processor. i am thinking of adding a SAS controller. I read that the m1015 (or based models) are the way to go. i wanted to ask if LSI HBA sas9200-16e will be working without issues (after flashing) ? from what i could here...
  32. K

    HP h220 HBA

    Hello all, I am thinking about buying an HP H220 HBA, however, the motherboard I have is a S1200V3RP from intel. Will the hp hba work correctly in the intel motherboard.
  33. Guinea

    Supermicro MoBo/Chassis HBA/LSI Setup

    So I am working on a custom built NAS designed for high intensity Plex Media Server utilization. Here is the parts list I ended up going with: Chassis - Supermicro 846BE16-R1K28B Motherboard - Supermicro MBD-X10SRH-CLN4F-O Memory - Crucial 16GB ECC RDIMM DDR4-2400 x2 (32GB) CPU - Intel Xeon...
  34. T

    Suggestion / Recommendation for 10Gb SFP+ HBA on FreeNAS 9.X

    I have one Supermicro set up that I am attempting to resurrect. Everything works great except, regardless of which version I try, it won't recognize the the Intel HBA in the chasis. The other network adapters are fine, but after seeing 10G networking I really want to get things pumping through...
  35. N

    LSI HBA Questions

    I've read though the FreeNAS Community Hardware Guide 2016-10 Edition (Revision 1e) and if I understand what I've read, to support SATA3 (6G) Hard drives I need an LSI SAS2008 based HBA, and whatever I buy must be crossflashed. In the guide it mentions the LSI SAS 9211, SAS 9240, SAS 9207...
  36. J

    ESXi general question HBA

    Hi folks, i want to play a bit around with my test environment and try my first steps with virtualization. i found this pic below from a guy whos was already doing this with freenas. Actually the steps for freenas are clear, i would like to get info about the logical setup for other VMs As...
  37. scrappy

    SOLVED How to use the last four drive bays of my 12-bay server

    As my server is currently configured I can use 8 hard drives in my server. This is what the IBM ServeRAID M1015 HBA supports by itself when flashed to IT mode. Last week I had a glimmer of hope that using a SFF8087-4S Discrete to SFF-8087 (Reverse breakout) Cable to connect four SATA ports on my...
  38. G

    Dell r710 flashed H310 vs 9211-8i

    Hi there, So I just picked up an old Dell r710 with a PERC 6I and given my research on these forums and the internet I thought it was best to avoid using that and buy a HBA controller. Given the title, I am looking at these two cards and have already established that the H310 can be flashed to...
  39. S

    [HELP]LSI 9260 8i Crossflash

    Hi guys, I find a good server that use LSI 9260 connect to a 12 bay back plane. Can I crossflash it with 9211? If not, will 9211 8i work with 12 bay back plane? Thanks for all the help.
  40. joeschmuck

    HBA Card Temperatures - Data Requested

    I have seen a few requests in the not so distant past where people are looking to build a system and have been asking about the high temps of many of the HBAs and looking for data on those HBAs such as temps of the heatsink and then throughput. I would think the throughput data could be...
  41. alorimer

    Moving storage to HBAs after initial setup - is it possible?

    I'm about to make a new file server out of an old Dell tower, but it only has SATAII ports, not the faster 6 Gb/s SATAIII. To fix this problem I've ordered some ASM1061 HBAs, but they haven't arrived yet. I'd like to set up the file server now if possible, using the onboard SATAII ports, and...
  42. GingerNinja

    Dell c2100 & 85M9R crossflash

    I finally was able to purchase a new HBA for my c2100, the dell 85M9R "mezzanine". I realize I have to cross flash it and want to be sure I get good instructions on how to do so. I came across...
  43. J

    SOLVED Dell HBA Firmware G164P problem

    So on a new install of freenas(9.10 stable u4) I get a big alert in the corner stating that my the Firmware version on my HBA cards is out of date saying that it should be version 21 and my card is on version 7. So in looking around it appears that Dell v7 is the latest version from their page...
  44. Steven Sedory

    Two LSI 9300-8i for Redundancy?

    We're spinning up a server with the following: Dell R730xd, 16x 3.5 Drive Bay model - 12x front backplane, 4x mid backplane 14x 4TB NLSAS 256GB RAM 2x 10Core 2620 v3 FreeNAS-9.10.1-U4 Right now, we have a LSI 9300-8i plugged in, both SAS ports plugging into the front backplane. Everything...
  45. {HD}

    SOLVED 11 HDDs is the limit!

    Solution: Will be written here once I reboot into the HBA Setup Utility to see what the settings were that I changed to make it work. See the other posts, there are a few different solutions. IRC UName: {HD} MOBO: SuperMicro X8DTE-F (with up to date bios and ipmi firmware) Backplane...
  46. MR. T.

    LSI Logic SAS31601E and 8tb disks dont seem to play nice

    Hi all, i have an LSI Logic SAS31601E board i got off ebay. I chose that one after reading the forums and understanding that an HBA is beter than a RAID card. I know some RAID cards can run as HBAs, but i didn't want to fiddle with things i'm not very comfortable with. Rnd result is that i...
  47. Isuress

    Recommended HBA to use for x2 HP StorageWorks MSA60, 28 HDDs, with a HP DL320G6 for FreeNAS 9.10?

    TL;DR - What HBA would you suggest for a HP DL320G6 that will be running FreeNAS 9.10, connected to x2 MSA60s, with x12 1TB drives (24 total), with room to expand to 2TB, 3TB, and 4TB drives in the future as well as adding potentially a 3rd and 4th MSA60? - - - - - I don't have that much...
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