It depends on the shipping methods. We provide the following shipping methods:
Postal parcel —– This is the most common and most economical international transportation method. It usually takes 6-23 days to arrive. (It can be tracked)
Direct flight —– Usually, we use this method of transportation the most, it arrive EU in 4-12 work days. But you need to pay VAT to us in advance, we will pay VAT on your behalf.
Global Express ——- DHL, FedEx, UPS, TNT etc. Our professional freight partner accounts have better discounts, of course, you can still choose your own account.
However, all delivery dates specified are estimates only and are subject to change depending on a number of factors, including but not limited to, weather conditions, international customs procedures, local couriers and delivery companies, etc.
Affordable RAID controller, Bought this for use in an ESXi 6.7 desktop server with an 8×2.5″ 5.25″ bay.
The unit shipped with firmware package 12.12. This versions’ WebBIOS was NOT compatible with the motherboard I had (ASRock Extreme6/ac). I wanted an hour trying to figure out my configuration simply wouldn’t supporting booting into it, even after discovering I had to use the control sequence then select the RAID card as a boot device.
While ESXi 6.7 supports virtual volumes of this device, it DOES NOT support card monitoring or array configuration, even after installing the latest drivers and messing around with esxcli. This is disappointing and hopefully will be addressed in a future update.
I had to export the card via passthrough and install the software management services in a Linux guest. After disabling guest firewalls and attaching it to the same subnet as another Windows guest, I was able to get the Megaraid Storage Manager to detect and manage the Linux guest that had the card. This allowed me to install the latest firmware (12.15 IIRC), which allowed me to boot into the WebBIOS, but didn’t resolve my ESXi issues.
I haven’t yet tested the performance limits of this card. I had issues using the MSM to configure write caching properly; WebBIOS let me correct this. Card gets warm, you will need adequate cooling and airflow to insure stability and longevity within a desktop case.
Really impressed with this raid card, yes its a little bit older but it has all the features you need, i setup a raid 5 with no problems whatsoever, simple bios interface which was very easy to use, write speeds are going to be lower with a raid 5 (about 40-90mbps) but not so slow that its unuasable, read speeds are much higher(around 300-500mbps) which is perfect for my needs.
I Highly recommend this card, dont forget to update everything and you will be good to go.