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post #7771 of 7891
Has anyone used the P8Z77-V LK board? If so, what are your thoughts on it?
post #7772 of 7891
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Originally Posted by alexsquared View Post

Has anyone used the P8Z77-V LK board? If so, what are your thoughts on it?

I have. Nice basic board. I like the Asrock better because it sometimes sells for a better value but the memory controller on Asus is superior.

I am assuming you need the 2 (x16/0 or x8/x8) slots - and thus you can't go with the cheaper boards. In that case- the Extreme3 would be a nice alternate choice to the Asus. But nothing wrong at all with that Asus, it's usually only $10 more and is probably actually worth it. (perhaps not) - lol. Both are really good boards IMO. I'd take the Asrock only because it restarts faster personally. If I was overclocking I'd take the Asus.
post #7773 of 7891
I need three ports that are at least x4. The asus board has 2 x16 ports and an x4 port. There is also an express port I can use for my intel NIC.
post #7774 of 7891
You'd be fine with either that Asus or an Extreme 3 Asrock then. Pick your poison.
post #7775 of 7891
Thank you for the feedback.
post #7776 of 7891
Got the asus and so far seems like a great fit.
post #7777 of 7891
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Originally Posted by alexsquared View Post

Got the asus and so far seems like a great fit.

Sweet! Asus does make some good mobo's. Congrats!
post #7778 of 7891
Let me apologize in advance for cross posting, but it seems like this thread gets a lot more activity than the separate thread started for the SM AOC-SASLP-MV8 cards here http://www.avsforum.com/t/1324649/3tb-drives-and-supermicro-aoc-saslp-mv8/30#post_23502682.

Ultimately, I'm trying to find out what the status is on using these boards. It appears the 4.0.0.1200 driver allows you to use drives larger than 2TB running firmware 3.1.0.21, however this firmware passes the same unique ID for every drive, which creates problems in some operating systems. the 3.1.0.22 firmware passes separate ID's, but doesn't work with drives larger than 2TB. Any thoughts on how to leverage this card?
post #7779 of 7891
Get the SLP2 version with x8 slot speed and it will do 3TB drives. This I know for sure.

Or- IBM 1015 for ~$120
post #7780 of 7891
The AOC-SASLP2-MV8? Any thoughts on the quality of this vs the M1015 units?
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Originally Posted by Mfusick View Post

Get the SLP2 version with x8 slot speed and it will do 3TB drives. This I know for sure.

Or- IBM 1015 for ~$120
post #7781 of 7891
Personally I like the IBM and use it. Many people flash away the RAID or the boot rom to make it a fully transparent HBA sata port card for use with Flexraid or Unraid type software raid solutions with great success.

My Server build has instructions how to do it with screen shots. It's not that hard. PM me if you need a link or ask in that thread for help. There is a bunch of IBM savy users that can help you out. There is about 20 of us on AVS using the IBM cards with good luck.

I don't make much first hand experience with the SASLP2 but ReneThx recommended it for me- I bought it but it was OOS everywhere so I ended up with the IBM for cheaper.
post #7782 of 7891
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Originally Posted by Mfusick View Post

Personally I like the IBM and use it. Many people flash away the RAID or the boot rom to make it a fully transparent HBA sata port card for use with Flexraid or Unraid type software raid solutions with great success.

My Server build has instructions how to do it with screen shots. It's not that hard. PM me if you need a link or ask in that thread for help. There is a bunch of IBM savy users that can help you out. There is about 20 of us on AVS using the IBM cards with good luck.

I don't make much first hand experience with the SASLP2 but ReneThx recommended it for me- I bought it but it was OOS everywhere so I ended up with the IBM for cheaper.

Thank you for the input and support. I'm chasing making the saslp unit work with Supermicro's support and if that wont work, I will start looking into the IBM units.
post #7783 of 7891
No prob biggrin.gif Let me know how you make out. I need another Sata card. Wondering if having a different one than I already have might be better versus having two the same.
post #7784 of 7891
Is the LSI 9211-8i virtually the same as the IBM M1015 but just needs flashing? I recall hearing something about that.
post #7785 of 7891
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Originally Posted by alexsquared View Post

Is the LSI 9211-8i virtually the same as the IBM M1015 but just needs flashing? I recall hearing something about that.

Other way around
post #7786 of 7891
So if I get a 9211-8i I will be good to go? Thinking of unloading my aoc-saslp-mv8 units.
post #7787 of 7891
What's the cost?

IBM cards are usually the best value if you don't mind flashing them.
post #7788 of 7891
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Originally Posted by Mfusick View Post

What's the cost?

IBM cards are usually the best value if you don't mind flashing them.
Just watching a few on eBay and wanted to understand what my options are. Ok, hopefully the last question on these. Do both the LSI and IBM units pass through the truly unique ID's for each drive? That's my current issue with the saslp units.
post #7789 of 7891
I was hoping to pick the brains of people who have far more experience with media servers than I. I've had a 9tb (with 3tb of additional parity drive) running WHS 2011 and FlexRAID for the last three months. Today I saw that I had a bunch of Windows updates available and installed them, and that's where the trouble started. Ever since I installed them (29), my shared drives aren't showing all of the files on the client computers. The weird part is that the files I've added in the last two weeks show up fine but the older files (music, pictures and video) don't. I'm at my wits end and this is really lowering the WAF of my setup.
post #7790 of 7891
You need reset share permissions.

Make sure windows settings match flexraid settings.
post #7791 of 7891
Ok you server 2012 users. Who is using storage spaces and who is just doing JBOD? Any benefits you see one way or the other?
post #7792 of 7891
I am on WHS 2011 with flexraid, but from what I have heard (not experienced) server spaces has a performance penalty that makes it not so attractive compared to other alternatives.
post #7793 of 7891
I had a similar problem with Windows updates a few months ago.
Unfortunately, I was not able to recover any data in the pool. So I had to rebuild.

While trying to search for alternate ways to recover, I came across some posts (I can't recall if they were here at AVS, or on the FlexRaid Wiki, or other sites) that recommend that Windows update is set not to automatically download and install updates.

So now I have updates set to alert me when updates are available. I will stop the FlexRaid pool, and manually install the updates. Then restart the pool.
post #7794 of 7891
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Originally Posted by alexsquared View Post

Just watching a few on eBay and wanted to understand what my options are. Ok, hopefully the last question on these. Do both the LSI and IBM units pass through the truly unique ID's for each drive? That's my current issue with the saslp units.

How does the saslp not pass the drive's ID? I might be misunderstanding your issue. The LSI2008 cards in IT mode are straight passthrough. The IBM M1015, Dell Perc H200/310 cards are the most widely available under $100. I just picked up a bunch of H310's for $50/ea cool.gif
post #7795 of 7891
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Originally Posted by alexsquared View Post

Ok you server 2012 users. Who is using storage spaces and who is just doing JBOD? Any benefits you see one way or the other?

I am using Stablebit actually. I personally don't trust storage spaces and won't bother with. Stablebit works great for me so far
post #7796 of 7891
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Originally Posted by wiley165 View Post

I had a similar problem with Windows updates a few months ago.
Unfortunately, I was not able to recover any data in the pool. So I had to rebuild.

While trying to search for alternate ways to recover, I came across some posts (I can't recall if they were here at AVS, or on the FlexRaid Wiki, or other sites) that recommend that Windows update is set not to automatically download and install updates.

So now I have updates set to alert me when updates are available. I will stop the FlexRaid pool, and manually install the updates. Then restart the pool.

+1.

I said this in my server thread. This is how I do it.
post #7797 of 7891
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Originally Posted by dbone1026 View Post

I am using Stablebit actually. I personally don't trust storage spaces and won't bother with. Stablebit works great for me so far
Hadn't looked into stablebit yet, but in doing a quick read through, it looks interesting. It's a shame that on a server level OS, Microsoft still couldn't get this right.
post #7798 of 7891
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Originally Posted by itznfb View Post

How does the saslp not pass the drive's ID? I might be misunderstanding your issue. The LSI2008 cards in IT mode are straight passthrough. The IBM M1015, Dell Perc H200/310 cards are the most widely available under $100. I just picked up a bunch of H310's for $50/ea cool.gif
When using the saslp units, in your OS when you are managing your drives. They all show the same unique ID. This creates issues on things like storage spaces, and presumably other drive aggregation software. I just sold my saslp units and bought m1015 units.
post #7799 of 7891
I've been following the discussion on using an IBM M1015, but then saw the Dell H200/310 cards mentioned a couple times.

Can someone share the differences, if any, and if there are any reasons to choose one over the other?
post #7800 of 7891
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Originally Posted by Abula View Post

Interesting mobo was shown in Computex 2013 for a server,

Computex: ASRock debuts Z87 motherboard with 22 SATA-ports
What a wiring nightmare. 22 SATA cables...
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