Hardware

Hard Drive:

 Brand Model Size Class Comments
 Hitachi HDS723020BLA642 2TB Desktop 
 Samsung HD103SJ 1TB Desktop Samsung Spinpoint F3 HD 103SJ 7200 RPM
 Samsung HD204UI 2TB Desktop Samsung Spinpoint F4 HD204UI 5400 RPM
 Western Digital
 WD1002FBYS 1TB Desktop Western Digital RE3 7200 RPM
 Western Digital
 WD2002FAEX  2TB Desktop Western Digital WD2002FAEX SATA III 7200 RPM

SSD's:
Logzilla / ZIL (ZFS Intent Log) / write cache SSD's:
    Intel X25-E 32GB
    OCZ Vertex 2 Pro
    Newer Sandforce 1200/1500 based SSD's
    DDRdrive X1

Readzilla / L2ARC (Level 2 Adaptive Replacement Cache) / read cache SSD(s):
    Intel X25-M G2 160GB
   
Crucial RealSSD C300
    Newer Sandforce 1200/1500 based SSD's

Controllers:
   
SATA/SAS Controllers 2 to 16 ports


 Brand Model Controller Ports Interface
 Connector Type DriverComments
 SYBA SD-SATA2-4IR SIL3124 4 PCI 32-Bit 33MHz
 SATA II (3.0Gb/s)
 si3124 
 SUPERMICRO AOC-SAT2-MV8 SIL3124 8 PCI-X 64-Bit 133MHz

 SATA II (3.0Gb/s) si3124 also works with PCI slots, no support for disks > 2TB
 SUPERMICRO AOC-USASLP-L8i LSI SAS1068E 8 PCI Express
 2 x SFF-8087 mini-SAS*
   UIO form factor**, cable, 2 , LP=low profile
 SUPERMICRO AOC-USAS-L8i LSI SAS1068E 8 PCI Express
 1 x SAS x4 SATA II / SAS mpt_sas defaults IT mode, UIO form factor**
 Intel SASUC8I LSI SAS1068E 8 PCI Express x8 2 x SFF-8087 mini-SAS* SATA / SAS mpt_sas wrong side mount, no support for disks > 2TB
 Intel SASWT4I LSI SAS1064E 4 PCI Express x4 4 SATA x1 SATA / SAS mpt_sas wrong side mount
 LSI SAS 9211-4i
 LSI SAS2008
 4 PCI Express
 1 x SFF-8087 mini-SAS*
 SATA III / SAS
  flash to IT mode
 LSI SAS 9211-8i LSI SAS2008 8 PCI Express x8
 2 x SFF-8087 mini-SAS* SATA III / SAS mpt_sas flash to IT mode, cable, 2
 LSI SAS 9201-16i
 LSI SAS2116
 16 PCI Express x8
 4 x SFF-8087 mini-SAS*
 SATA III / SAS mpt_sas
 
         

SFF-8087 connectors, are also known as internal mini SAS, or even iPASS connectors
** Universal I/O form factor brackets will not align. Re-bracket with slightly longer screws & nylon spacers.
IT mode is pass through with no RAID or HBA mode, which is best for ZFS. (Flash Instructions)
IR mode is pass through (as with IT) but with RAID options.

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