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Topic # 190827 13-Jan-2016 21:32
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I have to do this and I could use some help.

The web is full of tales of folks who have tried and failed or even tried and bricked their controllers.

Is there anyone here who has done this and made it work and can give me guidance?

This is for a private non-commercial project but I am prepared to pay for help if I can get it.

I'm in Auckland.


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  Reply # 1470397 13-Jan-2016 21:39
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Is it a problem with an old card with a 2tb limit on drive size? Friend tried and failed, not sure what he did. I just bought a HBA off ebay. Old dell branded one with the right plugs on it. I tried to look into flashing a raid one since that was available locally, but it was harder than just clicking a few things and another card was easier.




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  Reply # 1470398 13-Jan-2016 21:41
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Not sure if this is the same card as you have but this is what I followed when I flashed my LSI 9211-8i from raid mode to HBA mode (IT or Initiator Target which is used on the external connected cards): Linky

I've successfully flashed 3 LSI 9211-8is using this method!

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1470439 13-Jan-2016 22:29
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What model card is it ?  I did it for an old PCIX SAS controller (can't remember the model right now) so I could use it in my SGI.

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  Reply # 1471394 14-Jan-2016 21:57
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Done it a few times myself without any issues. Its a pretty straight forward exercise, not sure how people muck it up.

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  Reply # 1471405 14-Jan-2016 22:07
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Saying that, I did slightly much up a Dell H700 flash to LSI 9211-8i... the flash 'worked' but it has page errors due to something... Need to reflash the card back again so it can be easy to screw up even following instructions :-)



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  Reply # 1481275 29-Jan-2016 15:32
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Benoire: Not sure if this is the same card as you have but this is what I followed when I flashed my LSI 9211-8i from raid mode to HBA mode (IT or Initiator Target which is used on the external connected cards): Linky

I've successfully flashed 3 LSI 9211-8is using this method!

 

Yes, the card is a 9211-8i.

 

I was about to try the flashing route when, all of a sudden a whole bunch of 9200-8e cards popped up on amazon for less than I had paid for my card.

 

So, now i am the happy owner of a card that is already set to IT mode. It is running just fine on my ZFS test rig with a Chenbro expander so I'll be moving it over to the production rig over the weekend.

 

Thanks for the advice.


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