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Well I hope this is the right thread for this question.

I have been given what I believe is a sata RAID card. Came in a white box, no paper work or other markings. I'm not sure what type of interface is uses or anything for that matter. It looks like it belong in a server.

Any input is helpful. I'm going to do some Googling see what I can dig up.



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http://www.lsi.com/products/storagec...s/default.aspx

According to the sticker written something like SATA 300-4x, that's what you have according to google. Don't know the exact model but it's a RAID card indeed.

Edit: With further research, it appears to be a LSI Megaraid 300-4x RAID card

Edit 2: I found a low profile similar card from LSI and it retails for more than 600$ :O

Edit 3: Interface is PCI by the way since I just saw you also didn't know. It's indeed intended for server too.

Edit 4: Forget about edit 1 and 2 and the original post I made cause I miss red the sticker so it's not the right card
Edited by Snowmen - 6/17/11 at 4:21pm
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from what i could find its a LSI LOGIC MEGA RAID 300-8X
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Originally Posted by Snowmen View Post
http://www.lsi.com/products/storagec...s/default.aspx

According to the sticker written something like SATA 300-4x, that's what you have according to google. Don't know the exact model but it's a RAID card indeed.

Edit: With further research, it appears to be a LSI Megaraid 300-4x RAID card

Edit 2: I found a low profile similar card from LSI and it retails for more than 600$ :O
its an 8x, says in the first pic

http://www.saharamicro.com/lsi-megar...166a4902a07a2c
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Next time I'll zoom the pictures! lol
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Originally Posted by Snowmen View Post
http://www.lsi.com/products/storagec...s/default.aspx

According to the sticker written something like SATA 300-4x, that's what you have according to google. Don't know the exact model but it's a RAID card indeed.

Edit: With further research, it appears to be a LSI Megaraid 300-4x RAID card

Edit 2: I found a low profile similar card from LSI and it retails for more than 600$ :O

Edit 3: Interface is PCI by the way since I just saw you also didn't know. It's indeed intended for server too.
its the 8x version

did a google search looks like the card goes for $130-150 USD
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post #7 of 11
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Whoa!! thanks guys. I found it right away too. Straight off LSI website. too bad I don't have a pdf reader for linux yet.

Still got no clue what I'm going to do with it. I don't have anything with a PCI-X interface and I can only image how much that would cost...
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That's not a PCI-X interface:

PCI-X: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...1000mta342.jpg

Edit: Looks like a weird kind (not full lenght) PCI-X slot... -.- Giving up researches on Raid cards for a while...
Edited by Snowmen - 6/17/11 at 4:29pm
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post #9 of 11
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One of those websites says PCI-X Compliant. I just assumed they were the same. Installing Adobe so I can read the pdf manuals.

Edit:
Seems to be PCI-X 3.3volt 64bit interface.
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...PCI_Keying.png
Edited by animal0307 - 6/17/11 at 4:39pm
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Originally Posted by Snowmen View Post
That's not a PCI-X interface:

PCI-X: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...1000mta342.jpg

Edit: Looks like a weird kind (not full lenght) PCI-X slot... -.- Giving up researches on Raid cards for a while...
It is a PCI-X slot. Nothing weird or not full length about it. The one in your picture is a universal voltage 64-bit PCI card, the RAID card in this thread is a PCI-X card (which is designed for 3.3V PCI - which is not (in this case) compatible with the 'normal' 5V PCI cards you get on desktop boards.

OP - your best bet is to sell it and see what you can get. The card is OLD, and as such it's really worthless. If you can get $50 on eBay then you'll be REALLY lucky.
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