LSI 9206-16e 6Gbps SAS HBA P20 IT mode firmware ZFS FreeNAS unRAID Dell 1V1W2 TFJRW LOW PROFILE ONLY. Listed for sale are refurbished Dell (Dell P/N: 1V1W2 or TFJRW) branded LSI 9206-16e host bus adapters (HBA) cards that I flashed to IT (Initiator Target) firmware version P20 (specifically 20.00.07.00).They have no BIOS ROM nor UEFI, so that it boots up faster during POST. Please be aware that this means you will NOT see the card during POST, only after your OS has loaded the driver for this card will you see it and any storage devices. This also means you CANNOT boot from this card; it is meant to drive external storage devices in JBOD chassis. This is a very, very special HBA.
This is an ultra high performance PCI-E 3.0 x8 lane HBA supporting 16x 6Gbps SAS lanes with dual SAS2308 chipsets and a PLX PEX8724 PCI-E 3.0 gen PCI-E switch chipset. Due to having TWO high performance SAS2308 chips, this card runs very hot, so it is highly recommended that you install this in a server chassis with a lot of airflow over this card.
DO NOT use this card in a system with low airflow to the PCI-E cards area. This was basically like the 16-cylinder Bugatti Veyron of LSI HBAs of its time, it is absolutely insane!! LSI Avago IT mode firmware version P20 (20.00.07.00). No BIOS ROM, no UEFI for faster boot up during POST.
You cannot boot off this card! ONLY low / half profile bracket included. High performance HBA that can do 5,932MB/s with the right SSDs and tuning!!!
Over 720,000 4K random read IOPS!!! The controller has 4 SFF-8644 connectors, each carrying 4 SAS lanes and support SAS-1, SAS-2, and SATA-I/II/III, up to 6Gbps connection per drive. You will need a compatible cable to connect these to your external hard drive chassis/JBOD. 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 16 SAS lanes. Not ready to drive the Bugatti Veyron of HBAs? Need something a little more tame? Feel free to ask any questions.I'm aware of counterfeit products on the market, and I make every effort to ensure that what I sell are not counterfeit. I have a YouTube channel with many helpful videos. Look for "Art of Server" on YouTube.
I fully test the HBAs I sell. See my testing process on YouTube.I clean the server components I sell. You will not receive something covered in dust, or have unwanted stickers/labels, etc. I love what I do! I've used ZFS for many years. I'm familiar with ZFS on Linux, FreeNAS, and many of the technologies commonly used by other enthusiasts. How can you deny my cute, cuddly charm? 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. Oh, and I love cats. The item "LSI 9206-16e 6Gbps SAS HBA P20 IT mode firmware ZFS FreeNAS unRAID Dell 1V1W2" is in sale since Sunday, September 23, 2018. This item is in the category "Computers/Tablets & Networking\Enterprise Networking, Servers\Server Components\Disk Controllers/RAID Cards". The seller is "theartofserver" and is located in Chula Vista, California. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Belgium, France, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Antigua and barbuda, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint kitts and nevis, Saint lucia, Montserrat, Turks and caicos islands, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman islands, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Uruguay.