SATA SAS Controller Recommendations

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When experimenting with ZFS, OpenIndiana, and OpenSolaris I was looking into RAID cards. From what I have been told it is sometimes best to get good raid cards cheap and used.

Ended Up Purchasing

  • 2013: LSI 6Gb/s SAS PCIe2 x8 Host Bus Adapter HBA SAS9211-4i
  • 3ware CBL-SFF8087OCF-05M 1 Unit of .5M Multi-lane Internal (SFF-8087) Serial ATA Breakout Cable