[OpenIndiana-discuss] Can anyone recommend an external SATA card?
gu99roax at student.chalmers.se
Thu Jan 20 22:34:12 UTC 2011
Unfortunately I don't know the UK market but I'm not impressed by the
prices scan.co.uk have on their HBA cards after looking into their page.
You could also look at the" esata-4-8-port..." section as there are a
few more viable alternatives. From this list an LSI based 8-port card is
cheaper than a 4-port card. If I were to buy from this seller I would go
for the SASUC8I card (search it on the website). There must be some kind
of a price comparison website where you live, no? Since you want to go
for internal cards here's a list of them you can search for:
LSI SAS 3041E-R
LSI SAS 3081E-R
Cisco LSI SAS 30813ER SAS SATA RAID
Cisco LSI 1064E SAS
Dell PERC 5i/6i
Also keep in mind that when getting a SAS card you will need a SAS->
SATA fan out cable, (unless there are other for you relevant options for
connecting SATA drives to SAS HBA which I'm not aware of). It looks like
On some HBAs these cables are included but not all of them, especially
the cheaper ones. If you want to use a standard issue E-SATA bracket you
are also likely to need a male -> female SATA adapter to connect it with
the fan out cable.
On 2011-01-20 22:08, Michelle Knight wrote:
>> Thanks Greg,
>> I had written off the previous suggestions of using e-sata interfaces,
>> because the motherboard sata ports are already fully used.
>> I hadn't thought of using such interfaces on a PCI-E card. That's actually a
>> great idea.
> I've managed to get a couple of these...
> Hopefully they'll do the job.
> All I need now is a card. The problem with many that I'm finding listed, don't
> actually list what chipset they are based on, so I'm fishing in the dark.
> Anything in this list sound familiar?
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