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    SubjectRE: Question regarding SAS controllers.

    On Sat, 22 Nov 2008, Moore, Eric wrote:

    >> Firmware and BIOS for both Integrated RAID and Initiator-Target. Must
    >> boot to DOS to run utility. Batch file simplifies installation.
    >> Welcome to LSI Logic Integrated SAS Flash Utility
    >> This Utility will upgrade your LSI SAS3442E HBA
    > Justin - We have linux tools for flashing firmware and bios.

    Eric, one final question:
    This obviously has 4 SAS/SATA ports (regular cables) and looks like it
    would be great in Linux/SW raid for SAS/SATA disks.

    This (8 port version):
    Has two SFF-8087 mini-SAS connectors.

    It states "two (4) x1 SATA cables"

    Does this mean:

    8087 ------------> 8087 (with 4 lanes)

    Thus it would require the purchase of an additional breakout cable or
    attachment to a special SATA/SAS enclosure.


    8087 ------------> regular sas/sata/1
    regular sas/sata/2
    regular sas/sata/3
    regular sas/sata/4


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