ServeTheHome and ServeThe. Biz Forums. Joined: Oct 13, Messages: 1, Likes Received: They will not accept cross-flash hardware keys tried it! Joined: Aug 2, Messages: 18 Likes Received: 3. I was hoping to use a newer firmware. I noticed this comment in another thread " seems to be the latest firmware that doesn't revert to M Also if the firmware will work can I still use the sbrlsi. Or do I need to find one that is correct for the driver?
Apologies for so many questions. This is my first RAID x-flash. Thank you in advance. Last edited: Aug 3, Cemal New Member. Joined: Feb 28, Messages: 15 Likes Received: 2. I will flashed about 10 firmwares from old to new with the known method written at this site! The X one's did not accepted sbr The X one's get very very low write speeds, more than "20 times" lower! I have left my card bios at the latest for that reason. Note: I did not "do anything" at configuration screen, when testing the different build of bios'es above.
Automatic configuration and no redundancy was chosen when building the Raid 0 set. They performed much better with Raid 0 configuration. If you are serious at SSD Raid 0, those two cards perform better than variant!
Last edited: Mar 2, CemalFeb 28, Joined: Feb 2, Messages: 22 Likes Received: 6. Old post but usefull for me. Cemal Thank's for your post! It save me lot of time. So just cross flash mine toworking great. I will try a cheap chinese key for cachecade, hope it will work!Need support for your remote team?
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We help IT Professionals succeed at work. Dan asked. High Priority. Last Modified: I have a q30 pod from www. I have just confirmed with the manufacturer that both are compatible. I know the is the older, but it's almost half the price. I'm planning to do a hardware raid, raid 6, using 16 drives. Will I experience a big performance boost using the newer card, or maybe I should ask, will the older card be much slower?
The other question is, I will have 30 drives total, so I was planning on buying two of the i cards, creating one volume with 16 drives, and then creating a 2nd volume on the 2nd card with 12 drives. The other option I was looking at is to go with the LSI i card, and just use 24 drives, one large volume, raid 6 instead.
Would I get better performance this way? Someone mentioned I would get better performance if I used a larger volume, more disks instead of using two cards with 2 volumes.
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I will be running windows server I'm currently using windows spaces for my raid, and am not pleased at all, and want to move to a hardware raid. Start Free Trial. View Solutions Only. Commented: It's not the age difference, it's the design. There's no i, only i4e, which has 16 internal plus 4 external ports. In your use case it seems that you would be better served by cards. As for two cards vs one, it depends on if you can use split volumes. You can't make one super volume across two of those cards except for software based, which you're already used to.
There is no i, so you'd be looking at a i4e.By SavellMSeptember 3, in Hardware. I believe you can use the IT firmware, but better google it or search the forum to confirm. They are all based on SAS These instructions will not work on modern hardware with UEFI, you will need to find a newer tutorial, or do what I did. You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account. Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.
Restore formatting.Flashing LSI SAS HBA into IT mode, Supermicro BIOS setup & update
Only 75 emoji are allowed. Display as a link instead. Clear editor. Upload or insert images from URL. Product Pricing Community Blog. Sign In. Search In. Reply to this topic Start new topic. Posted September 3, But before I kick up a stink I wanted to know the difference? Thanks all. Share this post Link to post. Thanks that was my guess. Do you know what the latest firmware for the i is?
I've seen some reports of flashing the i P20 firmware to the in IT mode. Just wondering if there is standalone firmware already for the ? Cheers, any chance you know where I can find the P20 for ? Thanks man. Posted September 11, Join the conversation You can post now and register later. Reply to this topic Insert image from URL. Go To Topic Listing. Sign In Sign Up.If I were to ever tackle a project like this again I would make the 32kb block size my lowest limit and forgo 8kb all together.
The 8kb stripe size didn't do anything for us other than disappoint and somehow manage to kill three of the drives. Luckily we started out with twenty six Cs and experiments like this are why we have them.
Of the first generation the LSI i was the most impressive. The controller was amazingly fast, even without Fast Path. Once we added Fast Path performance increased significantly.
The performance is unbelievable, I always get the jet in BF3 and there is nothing you can do about it! The i is no longer the fastest RAID controller on the market. It's the second fastest. LSI made several changes between the two models.
LSI's competitors also have similar products at this price point, but not as fast as the i. Another option for price conscious users is to use a single high speed solid state drive with an array of mechanical drives in CacheCade. CacheCade works very well in web servers where the same small files are read more than other data.
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Final Thoughts.It is possible to pay some vendors to perform the conversion for you at time of purchase however due to ongoing FreeNAS development, you will occasionally need to update your HBA cards firmware version to remain in sync so its worth getting familiar with this procedure from the start. You will see a page confirming the model and firmware revision installed on your card as below.
In my case, my card is a with 8 internal ports, firmware 5. We are going to be using this card with FreeNAS 9. We need to create a bootable USB stick to allow us to boot into a clean environment to enable us to safely flash our HBA card. I use Rufus on windows to make this quick and painless. Boot from the USB stick and wait for the command prompt to appear.
This command will put the card into advanced mode -o and then erase the flash memory -e 6. The command will put the card into advanced mode again -o and then flash with firmware -f it. Once the flashing process has completed, verify the install has been completed correctly before rebooting with sas2flsh -listall.
Its important to do this before rebooting because if anything has gone wrong, your card will be left in a unusable state. Verify initial firmware version. Copy the following three files from your download to our bootable USB stick. We are going to use the sas2flsh program to perform the update. Enter the command sas2flsh -o -e 6 This command will put the card into advanced mode -o and then erase the flash memory -e 6.
Erase Flash Operation Successful! Resetting Adapter Reset Successful! Finished Processing Commands Successfully. Exiting SAS2Flash. EXE -o -f it. Firmware Version Valid Initialization Image verified. Valid BootLoader Image verified.
Attempting Host Boot Firmware Host Boot Successful. Mfg Page 2 Mismatch Detected. Updated Mfg Page 2. Adapter Successfully Reset. Performing Host BootYou might ask why would you do this.
Once again i take no responsibility in the unlikely event you incorrectly flash your card wrong.
New LSI PCIe 3.0 RAID Controllers Including the LSI 9270-8i
One of the most popular SAS 6. With the low price on places such as ebay see here for an ebay search for the M and an enthusiastic community that has learned to unlock many features, it has quickly become a go-to choice for low-cost SATA III connectivity. This series of articles was written by Pieter Schaar perhaps best known as the one behind laptopvideo2go.
He has been a regular contributor in the STH forums and has been detailing his learning in threads such as these. I do want to note that these modifications are not endorsed by this site, LSI, IBM or others and the information herein is purely for educational purposes. If you do encounter problems, you are solely responsible for those consequences. Why crossflash? How to cross flash First things first, we take no responsibility for anything going wrong. This might be of use to some users.
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Last Jump to page: Results 1 to 25 of I plan on complete iometer, pcmark vantage HDD test and maybe everest testing if needed with four acard s and maybe with some SLC mtron mobi's - if it looks like that would help clarify anything.
I will do all testing with W7x64 beta I haven't gotten around to buying W7 for my test machine yet. For the i - I recommend driver - dated 20Feb09 - driver that shipped with W7 beta bld I think. Controller settings are set to default as I have yet to figure out how to change any settings any settings that make any difference in performance that is.
For the ML-2G - For firmware - 1.
For driver - I have been using storport driver 6. Is there a better driver? Anyone using the scsiport driver? Tell me what you are using and what performance you are seeing.
On the areca website: The latest storport driver is v19 I am using v16 up to now. The latest scsiport driver is also v I have read that storport is supposedly newer than scsiport but I don't remember testing to see which might be faster. Last edited by SteveRo; at AM. Do you have any games at all?
Looking good steve. What are you doing exactly? Originally Posted by SteveRo. Last edited by trans am; at PM. You really want game load times, eh?