Sun/LSI MegaRAID SAS 9261-8i, is this a decent card?

Zepher

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I have a couple of them here with no cables and was wondering if they are worth buying the cables to use them.

they are Sun branded and searching the net it shows as this card,
MegaRAID SAS 9261-8i

I put one in my Windows 10 test machine and Windows found a driver automatically,

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iamwhoiamtoday

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Still should be a solid hardware raid card. I'm running one of the 9260 i8's with an HP SAS expander for a 16-drive RAID10 in an ESXi node, and it performs wonderfully. Looks like the 9261 can handle RAID6/0, which my card can't do.

If you have a use for it, awesome. Pretty solid hardware RAID with decent performance.
 

Zepher

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I have 2 here, I'll be selling 1, maybe both as I don't "need" it right now. My main storage machine has 6 2TB drives and 1 4TB but I have no space to move the data and RAID the drives.
Both cards have low profile brackets, I removed the bracket on one so I could plug it into the machine.

I am guessing these are the cables required to use SATA drives,
2x Mini 10Gbps SAS SFF-8087 36Pin to 4 SATA 7Pin HDD Hard Drive Splitter Cable
 

Burner27

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Zepher, could you PM me with your asking price for one of the cards please?
 
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