[Linux-PowerEdge] cheapest solution support 3tb drive dell 2950

Maxime De Berraly maxime-listes at iguanesolutions.com
Wed Apr 16 14:23:52 CDT 2014


Dell SAS 6/IR for 2950. Will act as a classic sas controller with no raid.

On 15/04/2014 20:40, Dan The Man wrote:
>
> What is cheapest solution support 3tb drive? This is just a cheap home
> fileserver solution, just to run ZFS passthrough. So I am thinking using
> ebay and getting something like the LSI lsi 9240-8i, or perc 310 cards be
> the cheapest. Thinking those have to be plugged into back pci riser card,
> then I would need some kind of SFF cable convertor of at least 2.5 feet,
> to run from back riser to the front drive plane.
>
> Does this look correct? Anyone confirm 9240-8i or perc 310 cards to work?
> I understand I would most likely have to flash IT version of LSI firmware,
> but just wanted to check what you guys have used to support 3TB drives and
> what cable you used?
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> Dan.
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