Dell H200 6Gbps SAS HBA with LSI 9211-8i (=9211-8i) P20 IT Mode for ZFS FreeNAS unRAID. Works in R710 internal storage slot
Listed for sale are what were originally Dell H200 RAID SAS controller cards that I modified for use with ZFS. They have been cross-flashed to Avago / LSI 9210-8i (functionally the same as 9211-8i) IT (Initiator Target) firmware version P20 (specifically 20.00.07.00). I also flashed the LSI/Avago MPTSAS2 BIOS ROM version 07.39.02.00 and UEFI 07.27.01.01 so that it is easier to access the controller's ROM without booting an OS. In addition, I replaced the full profile PCI bracket with a ventilated one to improve airflow over the heatsink.
This card also has the serial boot record modified so that it will work in the Dell PowerEdge R710 internal storage PCI-E slot!!! (you just have to remove the bracket and install it in the internal slot)
This is a full / standard profile card.
- LSI Avago IT mode firmware version P20 (20.00.07.00)
- MPTSAS2 BIOS ROM flashed version 07.39.02.00
- MPTSAS2 UEFI ROM flashed version 07.27.01.01
- Original SAS address preserved
- Ventilated PCI bracket
- Verified to work in the Dell R710 internal storage PCI-E slot!!!
These are based on the LSI SAS2008 SAS controller chipset and support PCI-E 2.0 specifications with x8 lanes. The controller has 2 SFF-8087 connectors, each carrying 4 SAS lanes. You will need a compatible cable to connect these to your hard drives or a backplane. You will need a compatible cable to connect these to your hard drives or a backplane.
These cards are fully tested in my Supermicro server running ZFS on Linux (ZoL), but this setup is also ideal for other ZFS setups, FreeNAS, unRAID, Proxmox VE, etc. I have fully tested them using all 8 SAS lanes.
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Who is the Art of Server?
I'm a cat lover and a server enthusiast. I've operated my own rack of servers at home for almost 20 years. I've helped many friends and strangers with their servers. So, one day, I thought why not offer pre-flashed IT mode / HBA SAS controllers on to help others with their server build? Since then, I've also added other "interesting" items to my store that I think other server/computer enthusiasts would like. Oh, and I love cats. :-)