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Rob_Pleak
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LSI 2308 controller question

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Is it possible to use the Z820s onboard LSI 2308 disk controller to control individual SATA drives without configuring them as a RAID array? I simply want to plug in and access each drive as a seperate unit, and take advantage of the faster speeds available vs. the slower Intel controller...

 

Thanks;

 

Rob Pleak

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Rob Pleak,

 

I'm not sure of the beneficial configurations possible on the onboard LSI 2308 other than setting up RAID volumes, and offering the ability to use, I think, 16 SAS drives. SEE:

 

https://www.servethehome.com/lsi-sas-2308-raid-controller-hba-information-listing/

 

SAS drives are durable in constant use and have improved pre-failure diagnostics for big datasets -servers-  nd can have faster access rates and superior transfer rates to SATA.  We use some 10K and 15K SAS drives in the office server, but they're smaller capacity- 300 and 600GB- and more costly per GB. In general use, there's probably not a lot in it unless it's a big 1+0 array of some kind with 8 drives. Anyway,  SSD's are so fast- and there are a lot of 1TB for realistic prices,..  An M.2 can solve everything!

 

You might consider updating /reinstalling the drivers and firmware.

 

http://h20564.www2.hp.com/hpsc/swd/public/detail?swItemId=wk_139532_1

 

The LSI2308 is an HBA without cache, so if you want high performance with a lot of drives, you might look into using SAS drives on an LSI 9260 which has 512MB cache. 

 

Cheers,

 

BambiBoomZ

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