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I am researching it for you and I have a couple of thoughts, but too soon to tell. There is something interesting on the product information sheet "– Integrated MegaRAID® support available upon request." I am not sure what that means? Check out these old threads on XS. http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/showthread.php?267025-Calling-the-Storage-Gurus-Again&highlight= Zalbard or Compturd can probably help. http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/showthread.php?265976-4R0-C300-on-LSI-9260
I am very interested in this, due to the fact that I have a RAID card and if this LSI controller doesn't function properly, I overspent.
Will keep you informed.

Take a look at this video at 03:40:

http://hexus.net/tv/show/2012/06/ASRock_demos_X79_Extreme_11_motherboard

They are showing 3500+ MB/sec Seq read with the LSI chip using eight ASDATA SX900 SSD's. As far as I can tell that's a fairly inferior SSD to the Vertex 4, yet I'm maxing out at 2100 MB/sec seq read. Something just isn't right.

I updated the LSI firmware to 14.00.00.00 as found on the 9217_8i (apparently identical to the LSI setup on the Extreme 11). BIOS was already at the latest of 7.27.00.00. After doing this I saw no speed increase.

Also apparently FastPath will not work with this controller.
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So when is someone else going to test the crappyness of the LSI controller to confirm my poor results? lol

Sorry, man, but I'm holding off. I was gonna grab an 8-pack of those 120 gig Corsair Force 3 refurbs at Fry's for $85 then I saw your troubles and added up what I've already spent on my beast. That cooled me off. I can wait a few more seconds for the scenes to load. smile.gif
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I notice they have different SLI bridging there than they show in the manual. They've essentially got it reversed. Of course, that could just be a non-functional trade show display thrown together by marketing.
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Originally Posted by CallsignVega View Post

Take a look at this video at 03:40:
http://hexus.net/tv/show/2012/06/ASRock_demos_X79_Extreme_11_motherboard
They are showing 3500+ MB/sec Seq read with the LSI chip using eight ASDATA SX900 SSD's. As far as I can tell that's a fairly inferior SSD to the Vertex 4, yet I'm maxing out at 2100 MB/sec seq read. Something just isn't right.
I updated the LSI firmware to 14.00.00.00 as found on the 9217_8i (apparently identical to the LSI setup on the Extreme 11). BIOS was already at the latest of 7.27.00.00. After doing this I saw no speed increase.
Also apparently FastPath will not work with this controller.

Hmm.. I would wager it's some setting in the BIOS that enables/unlocks the LSI's capabilities. I would call ASRock and ask them directly.
     
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Hmm.. I would wager it's some setting in the BIOS that enables/unlocks the LSI's capabilities. I would call ASRock and ask them directly.

I've been through the BIOS many times and there are only a few options for the LSI controller. Enable/disable it, allow it as a boot up device, and select Gen2/Gen3 PCI-E. Both PCI-E speed settings provide the same result. Which is to be expected when my speeds aren't fast enough for some reason to saturate PCI-E 2.0 8x.

I shot off a support request to ASRock yesterday but haven't heard anything yet.
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I've been through the BIOS many times and there are only a few options for the LSI controller. Enable/disable it, allow it as a boot up device, and select Gen2/Gen3 PCI-E. Both PCI-E speed settings provide the same result. Which is to be expected when my speeds aren't fast enough for some reason to saturate PCI-E 2.0 8x.
I shot off a support request to ASRock yesterday but haven't heard anything yet.

It looks like the majority of the settings are configured using the megaraid software.
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It looks like the majority of the settings are configured using the megaraid software.

There is only one setting you can adjust in MegaRaid: Disk Cache Policy. And it has no effect on the speed turning it on and off.

Another user has reported very serious speed problems with the LSI chip on the Extreme 11 in my thread:

http://www.overclock.net/t/1289494/lsi-raid-controller-help-2308-chip-on-board-asrock-extreme-11-motherboard-is-slow

Not looking good!
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