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LSI HBA Card from "This is stupid but I love it."

Budget (including currency): 


Games, programs or workloads that it will be used for: 

Other details (existing parts lists, whether any peripherals are needed, what you're upgrading from, when you're going to buy, what resolution and refresh rate you want to play at, etc): 




Ryzen 2700X


87TB Array


LSI 8i Card

GTX 570 (to boot Unraid)


Currently have a 8i (not sure the model on hand, pretty sure it's either a 9201 or 9211...) but I'm curious to know what Linus was using in his builds... they were all 8i, but what model was it.


Edited by TechD87
Forgot to add personal specs for reference
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It's an NVMe HBA

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37 minutes ago, LinusTech said:

It's an NVMe HBA

First off, WOAH! If it is you (my first post I believe) can't believe I got a response!!! 


Ok, fanboy aside LOL!!!


From your's or your teams experience, what is the major difference (speed-wise) compared to a standard 9201-8i... other than the limitations of the hardware itself... 


From the video it sounds like we're in the same ballpark in storage space... but you've obviously got the superior gear 😆 


Anyway, thanks for taking the time to write your quick response, I know that your time is stretched enough as it is.


Have a great day!

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The difference is probably an order of magnitude at least, but what that translates to in the real world is much less.

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