Originally Posted by berstuck
Not to be a jerk, but you might want to reread that thread you linked. A member there clearly states that lsi has updated firmware on the 9260, and 9240 to fix the issues with the sas1 expanders. Clearly it will be slower than sas2, but as I mentioned that won't matter to flexraid users. No one wants to deal with unforseen problems so it's good that you posted your experience. But scaring people away from cheap hardware that might be a better fit for their needs seems silly. Right now supermicro cases with sas2 backplanes are rare on ebay. Sas1 is everywhere and cheap. If there were more sas2 options available on the second hand market it would be a no brainer.
not to be a jerk too, am I
I try to help everyone to avoid unneeded steps, since has been doing almost 3 build server.
NOT scaring everyone, as I said nothing to worry about in my post!
please reread my posting that based on my experience.
I DO have sas1 expander sitting on my desk, two M1015, and two H200
that based on lsi chipset
H200 flashed with HBA 6G dellizer,
M1015 flashed with newest LSI firmware as today.
and rebuilding a server to replace my old server
did you follow my posting about 3U 16 bay sas2 expander? that is pretty cheap...
No excuse to blame on the cost..
well, check on hardforum too,
I posted serve... link since on my bookmark.
my suggestion as on my previous post, avoid sas1 expander, better buy non expander, which mostly the same price as sas1 expander version.
this is my last reply to this matter, do not want trashing this thread.
I am just letting everyone decide for a long run to pick his/her own decision.