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michaeldaly
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Raid controller card - ESXi 8 (have faulty card)

Hi, I purchased a faulty Broadcom MegaRaid 9440-8i online ie 3 computers failed to boot (2 wouldn't post, one only got to 19 seconds) after eg disabling CSM support and other tweaks.
Broadcom support advised to upgrade to their Value Level Controller range ie MR 9460

What would be a good card for say < $800 USD to run 4 drives (RAID 10)?

Hi, the HCL shows 184 SAS-RAID* cards and 2 NVMe-RAID** ie the 'Intel Volume Management Device', which I can't see advertised at all online
NVMe would be nice but presume the Intel device would be quite $$$

* https://www.vmware.com/resources/compatibility/detail.php?deviceCategory=io&productid=45640&deviceCa...

** https://www.vmware.com/resources/compatibility/detail.php?deviceCategory=io&productid=45640&deviceCa...
Thanks
Michael

 

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maksym007
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Better to use RAID ctrl which will use not only raid 10 but also 5,6 and so on

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