LSI Raid controller.

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by trainmaster77, Mar 30, 2007.

  1. trainmaster77

    trainmaster77 Moderator Political User Folding Team

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    Can someone tell me if this can use raptor hard drives? It says SAS/SATA controller, but says SATA 300 and raptor drives are sata150. I am assuming they are backwards compatible, but I don't know for sure. If so ... i'm going to put 8 raptors in a computer on raid 0.

    the model is LSI
    MegaRAID SAS 8308ELP
     
  2. LordOfLA

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    yes it can.

    But look at 3ware cards for SATA raid.
     
  3. trainmaster77

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    thank you ..but this particular one can run 8 and is pcie x4 (the only slot left on my mobo) heh and found one hell of a deal on it at newegg. 300 off actually. Here it is.
     
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    Not that I'm aware of. 3ware do 2- 4- 6- 8- 12- 16- 24- port variants. Only 2- 4- and 6- are PCI-E x4 the others are x8 and x16 respectivley.
     
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    yeah ..i wonder if they ever will add more slots for cards ...especially with the video cards becoming ENORMOUS. the soundblaster card is about 1/4 inch away from my video card 1 and maybe an inch from video card 2 ..and no more room for pci or pcie except for the x4 slot closest to the cpu socket.
     
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    I think the best way to do large arrays is to have a dedicated fileserver.

    That way you can run more drives on the x16 slots and use gigabit networking for file transfers.