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LSI Sas 3041E-R Raid Kit 4PORT Pcie 3GB/S Cables ROHS6
5.2 out of 10

LSI Sas 3041E-R Raid Kit 4PORT Pcie 3GB/S Cables ROHS6

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Reviews and Problems with LSI Sas 3041E-R Raid Kit 4PORT Pcie 3GB/S Cables ROHS6

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Overall 6
6.0

User Review

Rob G., Newegg
31 January 2009
  • Summary: I probably had to resync the RAID mirror 3 times in a 48-hour period (even with the most recent driver and firmware available as of 1-31-2009) for no apparent reason. If you have the Windows/Linux raid management tools installed, then you will not have this problem and it's probably otherwise...
  • Pros: Inexpensive, out-of-the box support for current ESX vi3 builds with SATA drives attached. Whatever your OS is, if it has support for the "megaraid2" driver, then it should work with this controller. You can apply RAID or (faster) NON-RAID firmware ("initiator/target") versions for this card easil...
  • Cons: Supported by esx 3i (3.5.0 build 123629) with caveats: Namely, the disk mirror becomes "unsynced" on every third or fourth reboot, and can only be "synced" in the card's bios/setup menu -- A 1TB mirror takes about oh, 8 or 9 hours, to sync with the system offline.
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Overall 10
10

LSI SAS3041E-R Controller

Anonymous, Newegg
22 January 2008
  • Summary: I use this card on a high performance Desktop PC. MSI P6N diamond Motherboard, Core 2 E6750, (2) Seagate Savvio 15K.1 drives, (2) Cheetah 15K.5 drives, BFG8800GT video card sharing the same PCIe bus as the LSI controller.
  • Pros: This card has worked flawlessly since the day I plugged it in. I've run this card in 2 different systems and both installations were COMPLETELY painless. To be honest, I can't relate to the issues the other reviewers posted. I am running two Seagate Savvio 15K.1 drives in a RAID 0. I consistently...
  • Cons: I really like this controller. My only nitpick is that it takes a long time to scan the devices at boot up, ~5-7 seconds, but that's nothing new. Every SAS/FC/SCSI controller I've ever seen has the same problem.
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Overall 10
10

great product

A. Allkoci "eager sun", amazon.com
22 November 2007
  • Summary: used it on a small server, working in a very busy environment, never had a glitch
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Overall 10
10

User Review

Ramakrishna V., Newegg
11 June 2007
  • Summary: Extremely satisfied and computer is very fast.
  • Pros: Handles both SAS and SATA drives. Works without any problems on Windows Vista, does not need any drivers or firmware updates. Using two 147GB SAS 15K RPM drives and SATA DVD Writer.
  • Cons: May be price, since ultra 320 SCSI cards can be purchased for $50.
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Overall 10
10

Works with XP and 2003 Server

Bruce F., Newegg
18 May 2007
  • Summary: Go here for drivers and firmware: http://www.lsi.com/storage_home/products_home/host_bus_adapters/sas_hbas/lsisas3041er/index.html The person posting that this will not work with XP is just flat wrong and that is the nicest way to say it.
  • Pros: This controller will handle SATA II and SAS drives, which is an enormous flexibility. Will allow inexpensive SATA drives to used as SCSI with high-level OS's like VMWare ESX Server. LSI technical support is excellent.
  • Cons: The controller needed a firmware upgrade I got here: http://www.lsi.com/storage_home/products_home/host_bus_adapters/sas_hbas/lsisas3041er/index.html Before the upgrade it did not recognize WD2500KS and WD3200KS drives. After, it worked perfectly.
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Overall 2
2.0

El JUNKY

Jason H., Newegg
10 May 2007
  • Summary: Documentation is poor to the point of being worthless.
  • Pros: None that I can think of.....
  • Cons: WILL NOT INTERFACE WITH XP. Support actually advised me to...and I quote: "Set it (NOTE SINGULAR 'it'...the ONE SAS hard drive) up as a mirror raid array so that the system will see IT." I purchased this to run a Seagate Cheeta SAS on my Asus AM2 M2N32 SLI Deluxe board, sporting 4 gig of Corsair ...
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Overall 4
4.0

Hideous

Anonymous, Newegg
27 April 2007
  • Summary: LSI puts out good products. I have one of their RAID SAS adapters (8408E) and can't complain much. Yet this HBA has been nothing but trouble
  • Pros: Comes with both SAS and SATA cables. Good documentation
  • Cons: Terrible PCI-E functionality. Had compatibility issues on two motherboards. No Vista drivers. Incredible headache overall. Perhaps their PCI-X implementation is a better choice.
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Overall 6
6.0

Not that great

Anonymous, Newegg
26 March 2007
  • Summary: LSI is generally pretty good but should have bought an Arcea for a 4 port SATA controller or went software RAID.
  • Pros: Low price. Comes with nifty SATA+power cables.
  • Cons: Couldn't detect my Western Digital drives (40GB or 80GB). Performance was poor running RAID 0. dbench marks were only 180MB/sec running FC6 linux. Configuration interface is not very robust.
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