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    Default Re: Looking for a raid controller

    Chris, I think maybe the email notifications might have been disabled when he PM'd you, or have you never gotten emails about PM's?

    If you've never received any, ever, then I can check your settings on that if you want me to, then send you a test PM, then you can see if you get an email or not as the emails are going out right now for sure.

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    Ok after a long debate and betting my head against the wall, I finally pulled the plug and ordered the LSI 9420-4I. Ordered the card through newegg so should be here Tuesday or Wednesdays.

    I really hope this will help. I have 1 Vm (file server) with direct access to the Jmicron controller with 1 hdd attach to it and being shared. When I try to copy a file from this drive over the network I will see read speeds of 10 to 11MB. If I copy the same file over the network to the same drive I will see speeds of 90MB+. This with windows explorer copy windows and File size of 700MB+

    I just tried to copy the same file but this time internally within the VM to its C:\ which is a virtual disk on a different physical drive in the system that has all the other VMs installed on to. This time the file copied over as expected peak 100MB+ leveled out at 89MB.

    After that last test maybe I have a ESXi networking speed problem. IDK Still will be nice to have access to my 4tb of storage again.
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    ok fixed my slow transfer speeds. Damn trafic shaping was enabled on the ESXi host. Disabled that and now Im getting 89MB when coping from. Now just waiting for raid card and then ill be back to raid 10
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    Default Re: Looking for a raid controller

    Hopefully the new LSI card will be much better for you!

    How much was the damage?

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    The card was 189.99 with tax and shipping it came out to $210.76
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    Dayummmm, hope it's worth it!

    Maybe should have waited for the many PCIE SSD's that are about to come out instead?

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    Not looking good.... Need help. I just got the LSI 9240-4i the box was sealed nicely nothing to suspect anything. I opened the box and pulled the raid card out in its anti static bang and it was sealed nicely, so I thought. I went to break the seal and when it ripped it reveled that it was sealed twice. it looks like it was two new seals so I cant say that it was a open item or referb or used. Any how I installed the card into the X58A-OC board as the X58A-UD5 that its supposed to go into does not have windows directly installed so I can not update the firmware on the controller if needed.

    I first installed the raid card into the very last PCI-e slot and turned on the system and the system booted but the raid card did not show during boot. I checked device manager and no new hardware. I then shut the system down and installed the card into the 3rd slot the same slot you would use if running crossfire. Still the card does not show. I do have access to my old EP45-UD3P that I could try the card in.


    Should the card work in a 16x slot just operate at 8x? The OC board is on F4c bios I think after all the 4G button testing. I could try to flash back to F5d or e.

    Maybe card is bad or incompatible. Last test I will try the card in the X58A-UD5 just to see if it is detected by the board and/or esxi.
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    Default Re: Looking for a raid controller

    ok sorry for panic mode its over now. After flashing bios to F5b the card is now supported.

    As for the UD5 it is on bios FF1 US. Should be the same bios as FF1 just with VT-D support added. Bios FF3 does not support booting into ESXi 5.0 from USB thumb drive or from hdd so I am kinda stuck on this bios.

    First let me get the card bios updated if needed then ill try it in the UD5.
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    Yeah, you might have to play BIOS shuffle since you are using a very specilized app.

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    Nice to see you got it working@! And yes, you can use it in a x16 slot, but it'll cut down your graphics lanes still if it's a shared slot.

    Sometimes that causes issues in itself, but yes in a working environment with all things being compatible and playing nicely you can use like that. So, now that you've been playing for hours, how's it working so far?

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