Recommendation for SAS HBA

Discussion in 'PC Hardware' started by cocachris89, Aug 6, 2015.

  1. cocachris89

    cocachris89 MDL Senior Member

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    Hey everyone,

    Not sure if this is in the right section; if not can it please be moved to the correct area.

    I have a HP Proliant DL380 G6 server at home thats currently running VMware ESXI 6. I have a Dell LTO4-EH1 external tape drive that I would like to hook up to it in order to do some backups.

    So I'm looking for a cheap-ish (~$100-$200) SAS HBA that is supported by VMware ESXI 6. I'm not too sure where to start or what to look for specifically.

    Does anyone have any suggestions?
     
  2. sebus

    sebus MDL Guru

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  3. cocachris89

    cocachris89 MDL Senior Member

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    Thanks sebus. I did search the vmware hardware compatibility site; I was hoping to get peoples opinions on what they have running.

    In the end I found an LSI SAS 3081E-R on ebay for $30. Its in the hardware compatibility list so hopefully it should work for me.
     
  4. sebus

    sebus MDL Guru

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    Good option

    sebus