Are you out of luck now if you need drivers or firmware for older LSI cards?

Discussion in 'SSDs & Data Storage' started by Cyber Akuma, Jun 23, 2017.

  1. Cyber Akuma

    Cyber Akuma Limp Gawd

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    I was trying to go the LSI's page for my raid card (Megaraid 9260-8i) to check if there were any updates.... and was surprised that I got redirected to Broadcom's page. I guess Broadcom bought LSI recently?

    Anyway, so I tried navigating their site... and the oldest card they would list in that model line was the 9266.... I tried a mnaual search, and terms for the 9260 came up... but all of them went to a 404 page.

    So I tried just straight going to Broadcom's driver download subpage, which had a drill-down search for what I wanted drivers for...... but again, as soon as I got to card model, the oldest it would let me go back was the 9266, attempting to manually type in 9260 yielded nothing.

    Did Broadcom seriously just cut off any LSI card older than the 9266 and not even provide downloads for the firmware/drivers or documentation anymore?
     
  2. Ocellaris

    Ocellaris Ginger @le, an alcoholic's best friend.

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    Did you try Google? There are plenty of places to download drivers for older hardware.
     
  3. Proplus

    Proplus n00b

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    Legacy Products -> Legacy RAID Controllers -> MegaRAID SAS 9260-8i
     
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  4. Cyber Akuma

    Cyber Akuma Limp Gawd

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    Found it there, thanks.
     
  5. Master_shake_

    Master_shake_ [H]ardForum Junkie

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    broadcoms site is a fucking mess...

    i'd take avago at this pont.
     
  6. Hitti2

    Hitti2 Limp Gawd

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    Um?
    Is that a link?
    Google search?
    Location of legacy products?

    I searched broadstupid website.
     
  7. Hitti2

    Hitti2 Limp Gawd

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    Hm, I couldn't find drivers or firmware for lsi 9211 i8.
     
  8. Hitti2

    Hitti2 Limp Gawd

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    Sure was, 9211-i8 wasn't showing up on the drop down list.

    Ty.
     
  9. rec0d3

    rec0d3 Limp Gawd

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    good luck finding drivers for that...
     
  10. twyrick

    twyrick n00b

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    FWIW, I just had the same fight finding drivers and firmware for the LSI 9200-8e!

    Broadcom's site didn't show it in the pull-down menus where I expected to find it, and it would only pull up documentation/owner's manuals when I did a search for it.
    I finally found a direct link to download what I needed, posted on some other web site. It referred back to Broadcom's site but with a URL that pulled up the file I needed directly.

    I don't recall seeing/trying a "Legacy products" menu on the site though, so guessing that's why I had issues. Still, search doesn't seem to work well.
     
  11. Bilge

    Bilge n00b

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    Sorry but what does any of that even mean? What steps can one follow to repeat the process to find drivers for any legacy card?
     
  12. Snowknight26

    Snowknight26 [H]ardness Supreme

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