M1015 hot-swap question

Discussion in 'SSDs & Data Storage' started by dev_null, Jul 14, 2013.

  1. dev_null

    dev_null n00b

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    Hello,
    Building a ZFS server that will run FreeBSD and I was looking at using a couple of M1015 flashed to LSI9211-8i for my WD red 3tb drives. Does this M1015 controller after flashed to LSI9211-8i firmware allow hot swap capabilities? I would like to be able to add/remove drives without having to power off the box. I believe this requires AHCI support of the controller and I would like to know if these have that support.

    Thanks!
     
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  2. Jim G

    Jim G Limp Gawd

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    Works fine on all of our IT-flashed M1015s in ZFSOL boxes.
     
  3. patrickdk

    patrickdk Gawd

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    Why would it require ahci? ahci is a driver interface to replace ide. This is a sas controller.
     
  4. dev_null

    dev_null n00b

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    I suppose the fact I am using sata drives on a SAS controller makes it a bit confusing is all. I am not as familiar with enterprise equipment as I would like to be. Thanks for the clarification.
     
  5. danswartz

    danswartz 2[H]4U

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    SAS controllers can operate SATA drives, not the other way.
     
  6. dedobot

    dedobot [H]Lite

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    Hot-swap works fine with IT-flashed M1015s in my Solaris 11.1 box.
     
  7. danswartz

    danswartz 2[H]4U

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    Works fine for me with ZoL on ubuntu 12.04.
     
  8. dev_null

    dev_null n00b

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    Great to hear. Thanks for the replies everyone!