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Western Digital Drives - The Preferred Drives of FreeNAS and TrueNAS CORE
  1. Braveheart777

    Newbie Help Please: LSI 6Gbps SAS HBA 9240-8i P20 IT Mode for Core 12.0-U1.1?

    Hi Experts. Forgive me for being a newbie. My old HP MediaSmart burned up in a house fire and now I'd like to have a real, proper NAS. I'll be using an HP workstation that has 6 channels of Serial ATA (SATA) 3.0 Gb/s. I keep reading suggestions saying go for 6.0 Gb/s so I purchased this card...
  2. averyfreeman

    SGPIO connector on LSI 9212-4i board?

    Hey, I've got two LSI HBAs that are basically the same, the 9212-4i (branded by HP) and the 9212-4i4e. I'm wondering if anyone knows if the little 4-pin connector on it is some kind of SGPIO? It says "hdd leds" in the manual. I've used a SAS SFF-8087 -> SATA fan-out connector with sideband...
  3. +DS_DV+

    LSI 9217-8I how to check if card is in IT mode?

    Hi :) title says it all. got an LSI 9217-8I and want to know if its allready in IT mode. with kind regards
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  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


    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. Q

    Seagate IronWolf 10TB (ST10000VN0004) vs LSI IT firmware controllers

    I've been looking for the right place to post this and I believe this is it. To be brief, I've been working on a YouTube series where I'm building a 100TB ZFS based server. Not all Enterprise grade hardware (it's for at home) and not using FreeBSD/FreeNAS (I have some different requirements)...
  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. noobi3

    SOLVED LSI SAS 9201-16i - FreeNAS boot Hangs

    I Installed a new LSI SAS - 9201 -16i card into my FreeNAS System. I flashed it to FW, Drives show up no problem FreeNAS booting process stops at EFI If I unplug the Drives it boots normally
  12. C

    SOLVED Heat-related hang under ESXi-6.7

    I'm running FreeNAS in a VM (specs below) and have had an issue with the ESXi hanging, or otherwise being unresponsive. This was happening "randomly" after several days of uptime. Nothing (I could find) in the logs after rebooting. No IPMI (desktop board) so I couldn't scrape data that way...
  13. cmdematos

    Best configuration for 4HDD and 4 SSD on LSI-9340-8i

    I purchased an LSI 9340-8i IBM 46C9115 M1215 12GB following some advise on the recommended 8 port LSI internal controllers. This will be mated to an AMD X370 motherboard with an AMD 1600 6 core CPU and 32gb of Ram. The system above runs Windows 10, but it hosts a FreeNAS with 8Gb of RAM and 2...
  14. S

    random crashes, even after complete system (hardware) swap

    hi, hopefully someone can help me here my FN Box was built off of really old Hardware (Q6600, and a MoBo which caused troubles since the beginning) and it experienced random hangs and reboots, ping would work, but everything else completely unresponsive. when connecting through ssh it would...
  15. ivioo

    R710 + Storage array + a new LSI SAS controller but what model?

    Hello, I have a Dell R710 with the following . . . 2 x CPU Intel Xeon X5670, 2.93Ghz, 12M Cache,Turbo, HT 144GB = 18 x 8GB 1333MHZ RDIMM 8 x 600GB 10,000 RPM SAS 2.5" connected to PERC 6/i SAS RAID Controller 2x4 Connectors, Internal, 256MB Cache I just purchased a 12 bay Storage array...
  16. D

    serious question about using LSI/Avago based hardware raid cards

    so new user on the forums. I've trolled through over the years and even toyed with freenas virtualized a few times, but thought I'd throw this out as a serious question for those with lots of experience with freenas. Not even sure if this is the right place to ask, so you won't hurt my feelings...
  17. C

    LSI passed through to FN in ESXi - why no drives?

    I can't get the SAS connected drives to show up in FN. I don't know why. It should be supported. Is there a setting I'm missing somewhere? Please... have a look at the info and screenshots and let me know if you spot the problem. I've read all kinds of stuff and not seeing whats wrong here. Any...
  18. BenjaminHFJ

    Broadcom/Avago/LSI Firmware version supported by mpr driver

    There are already quite a number of threads regarding the matching of the HBA firmware version and the mpr (or mps) driver version, all of which basically state that in a perfect setup both versions ideally should match. I had an old LSI 9201-16i card running for several years with an ancient...
  19. eexodus

    NetApp DS4243 and LSI 9201-16e missing SMART values

    I have a NetApp DS4243 with 14x 8TB WD Reds connected to a LSI 9201-16e via a QSFP+ to SAS cable inside a Dell PowerEdge R610. Whenever I pull the SMART status for these drives there's only a few values available, temp, power on count. Is it normal to have so little values? Should I be concerned...
  20. 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...
  21. gallyjh

    Performance testing disk reads and writes. Where to begin?

    Hi, I'm new to FreeNAS. Over the last couple weeks I've been tinkering with it and trying to tune my system. Let me describe my equipment: Dell PowerEdge R720xd 12x LFFE5-2690V2NO DUAL INTEL XEON PROCESSOR E5-2690 V2 TEN CORE 25M CACHE 3.0GHz 128 DDR3 ECC RAM 2X Seagate IronWolf 8TB NAS Hard...
  22. schoolpost

    NORCO RPC-4224 FreeNAS System For Sale

    New to the forum, not sure if there is a "For-Sale" section or something akin to that on this forum. *****UPDATE: SOLD******* Selling 4U Norco NAS System due to space constraints having to let go of my Rack, so looking to sell my rack mount systems. Has served me great for quite some time...
  23. schoolpost

    FreeNAS 11 | Install / Boot Hang when LSI Card Installed!

    Hello, Really stuck as to what could be causing this issue, so here's the situation: Upon attempting to install / boot FreeNAS 11 the system hangs when I have my LSI Card installed. When I remove the card from the system, it boots just fine. This screenshot below show the boot state...
  24. 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...
  25. 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...
  26. L

    LSI (Avago) 9207-8i with Seagate 10TB Enterprise (ST10000NM0016)

    Hi, I have issues after replacing WD disks with the Seagate ST10000NM0016 ones in my FreeNAS 11.0-U4 system. The geometry (RAIDZ2 with 8 disks) hasn't changed, I simply replaced the disks with the newer ones. Ever since then, I get periodically errors like (da6:mps2:0:45:0): SYNCHRONIZE...
  27. E

    LSI HBA Serial Number / Board Tracer Number

    Hi, I'm trying to find a way to get the serial number that's printed on the sticker on the board using a tool like sas2flash. For some reason, when I tried the sas2flash program (in DOS - probably archaic) it just says "N/A" next to the Board Tracer Number which is where I understand the...
  28. 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...
  29. F

    I'm still confused. LSI 9220-8i. IT Flashing, DOS & UEFI Errors

    Hi. My Starting Point I Read Had a read of & created 2 usb sticks as a result I have read the...
  30. 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...
  31. Brian Wilson

    Firmware Flashing for Cisco HBA Card

    First off the specs on the system: CISCO UCS C240 M4SX Storage Controller : UCSC-SAS12GHBA Which AFAIK is an LSI 9300-8i ( After installing the latest Stable Version (FreeNAS-9.10.1 (d989edd)) I am...