LSI 9300-8E Overview:
The LSI 9300-8E get 8-port, 12Gb/s SAS host bus adapter family provides increased connectivity and maximum performance for high-end servers and appliances within internal storage, or connecting to large scale storage enclosures.
The SAS 9300 HBA family is based on the SAS 3008 IO controller, integrating the latest enhancements in SAS and PCI Express® technology. Each host bus adapter also supports 8 SAS ports operating at 12Gb/s data transfer rates, and can reach over 1 million IOPs. The 9300 adapter family supports 8 PCI Express lanes that comply with the latest PCI Express 3.0 specifi cations. In addition, these adapters are backwards compatible with previous SAS and PCIe generations through automatic negotiation, and provide SAS data transfer rates of 12, 6, and 3 Gb/s per lane, and SATA data transfer rates of 6 and 3Gb/s per lane. Broadcom provides a broad suite of industry standard operating system drivers.
Broadcom Storage by LSI
Broadcom products serve four primary target markets: wireless communications, wired infrastructure, enterprise storage, and industrial. Broadcom Storage by LSI™ off ers the industry’s broadest portfolio of storage solutions, backed by decades of experience and trusted by the world’s leading server and storage suppliers. Broadcom provides the building blocks for storage solutions that help customers understand, prioritize, store and protect critical data.
The Broadcom 12Gb/s SAS portfolio includes MegaRAID® controller cards, host bus adapters (HBAs), advanced software options, Syncro® shared DAS solutions and SAS storage ICs, including RAID-on-Chip (ROCs), I/O controllers and expanders.
Fusion-MPT architecture marks the next generation of I/O architecture designed to deliver the highest performance available today while reducing time to market, integration, and certifi cation time. Fusion-MPT devices are high performance, cost-eff ective protocol controllers that represent the newest system- level integration technology in intelligent I/O processors from Broadcom.
SAS 9300-8E HBA Specifications:
|SAS 9300-8E HBA|
|I/O Controller||SAS 3008 Fusion MPT 2.5|
|Port Count||8 port, external|
|Connectors||Mini SAS HD
SFF8644 Two (x4)
|Storage Connectivity Data Transfer Rates||12Gb/s SAS 3.0 Compliant|
|SAS Bandwidth||Half Duplex (x8 wide bus)
|Port Configurations||8 ea, x1 ports (individual drives)
2 ea, x4 wide port
|Host Bus||x8 lane, PCIe 3.0|
|PCI Data Burst Transfer Rates||Half Duplex
x8, PCIe 3.0, 8000 MB/s
|Form Factor||Low Profile|
|Physical Dimensions||2.6” x 6.6”|
|Brackets||Full Height and low profile vented|
|Cable Support||Passive Copper, Active Optical|
|Operating Voltage||+12V +/-8%; 3.3V +/-9%|
|PCI Power (Nominal)||14.5W|
|Device Support||1024 Non-RAID devices|
|Environmental||Operating: 0°C to 55°C
Storage: -45°C to 105°C
5 to 90% Non-condensing
Airflow: 200 LFM
|Regulatory Certifications||EMC: Class B-US (CFR 47, P15B); Canada (ICES-003); Japan (V-3/02.04); Europe (EN55022/EN55024);
Australia/New Zealand (AS/NZS 3548); Korea (N-B 2-0001-404); Safety: EN60950; RoHS; WEEE
|OS Support||Microsoft Windows, Linux (SuSE , Red Hat), Solaris, VMware, FreeBSD See http://www.lsi.com/support/pages/download-search.aspx for details on versions * The HBA supports Solaris 10 and Oracle® provides a built in driver; installation of an LSI driver is not required. For more information on the Oracle Solaris 10 driver and installation, sign in at the following Oracle link: https://support.oracle.com/ Contact Oracle support for Oracle driver or software support.|
It worked great out of the box with FreeBSD. No special setup, just booted up and started using it. My motherboard is able to boot from it which was an unexpected treat.
Works out of the box on FreeBSD 11 – No issues with 4Kn drives. Purchased as a replacement for an HPE SAS HBA that did not work well with FreeBSD.