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Gigabyte GA-Z77N compatiblity with LSI MegaRAID?

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January 3, 2013 9:18:50 AM

Hi all,

This is my first post here. (after reading a lot of topics/articles)

Situation:
I'm planning to setup a small multipurpose nas box for home storage convenience.
I've ordered a mini-itx case, mobo and cpu and was planning to go for SATA drives.

Gigabyte GA-Z77N-WiFi Socket 1155 (Intel Z77 Express chipset)
Intel i3-3220T 3rd Gen 2.8 Ghz

One week ago i've received 2x Seagate Constellation ES 2TB SAS (ST32000444SS).
I've been searching for the right low cost sas controller since then.

I found this one:
LSI MegaRAID SAS 9240-4i SGL 4-Port 6Gbps SATA+SAS PCI-E 2.0

It supports the drives, but not the mobo (http://www.lsi.com/downloads/Public/RAID%20Controllers/...)

Does anyone here has some experience with the Sas controller or mobo?
Or perhaps some advice?

Any help is very appreciated!
a b G Storage
January 3, 2013 7:32:06 PM

LSI controllers are compatible with most motherboards. As long as the motherboard has a compliant PCIe 2.0 slot (or 1.0 as it is backwards compatible) you will be fine. I am running two of the 8i controllers on a ga-890fx board with no issue.
January 4, 2013 9:16:19 AM

Thanks for the advice.
I'm going to give it a try.
!