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Item#: N82E16816101358

SUPERMICRO AOC-SASLP-MV8 PCI-Express x4 Low Profile SAS RAID Controller

  • JBOD
  • 2 x SFF-8087 mini-SAS Internal Connectors
  • Up to 3Gb/s

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Supermicro's SASLP-MV8 controller (based on the Marvell 6480 host controller) provides 8-port SAS/SATA HDD support via PCI-E by 4 bus interface with high-performance features. Serving as a 3rd generation SAS/SATA storage card, the AOC-SASLP-MV8 offers double the data transfer rate of its 1st generation counterpart and offers functionalities for server, workstation and network storage environments in a low-profile PCI platform.

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years
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  • N/A
  • 12/3/2015 5:06:25 PM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorks great with unpaid

Pros: Works great with unRaid which is based on Linux. Everyone that says it doesn't work with Linux has no clue what they are talking about or what they are doing. I have had this installed and running since 2010 with no issues.

Cons: None

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  • kwoodson
  • 9/9/2014 2:35:23 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsBuyer Beware

Pros: Price.
8 ports available for raids

Cons: After setting up a raid on my home server I was starting to see different errors on my hard drives. These are 7200 rpm seagate 3 TB seagate drives. I noticed that my raid would kick out a drive every so often which would cause the kernel to spawn a few "cpu locked" messages.

This was disconcerting. After further investigation the manufacturer of this card admits their drivers are not compatible with linux. Centos 6.5 is what I was running. This was extremely disappointing and completely terrible as my raid was causing instability to the host itself. I then went to e-b-a-y and picked up an LSI 9211 8i card. Same price and the shipping was fast. This card has been amazing and I have since reinstalled those earlier reported hard drives and they are running flawlessly.

Contacts with the manufacturer have resulted in nothing. They state that these cards work in windows but are unsupported with my setup. I'm frustrated as this is grounds for DOA.

Now I have a $100 paper weight. /sigh

Other Thoughts: Buyer beware. No linux support 0/5.

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  • 8/11/2014 10:25:19 AM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

1 out of 5 eggsAvoid

Pros: Cheap, PCIe, lots of ports

Cons: After reading the quick list of supported OS's I decided to buy two of these cards. I received them and installed them. My plan was to first run FreeBSD, no dice getting that working with these cards at all, So after that I went through 4 different Linux distributions, I only got it working after switching to a 3 year old centos distribution, this allowed me to install the 3 year old proprietary drivers, with their 3 year old bugs.

After some quick testing I noticed right away drives dropping out of the arrays, as well as more concerning cases of drives being readdressed blindly.

In any event, for those thinking about utilizing these cards on a non-Windows based system, be aware that they are based on the mvsas driver, are unstable, slow, and should be avoided.

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  • Jones
  • 5/8/2014 8:38:38 AM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Card for JBODs and software raid

Pros: Been running this for over 2 years without any issues. Great for when you need JBOD or software raid, handles SAS and SATA drives

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: Consider this an upgrade to the AOC-SAT2-MV8, which only allows SATA.

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  • N/A
  • 11/2/2013 9:08:15 AM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsFlawed product

Pros: The speed of the drives that work is basically the same as using the onboard controller. No apparent slowdown when accessing multiple drives simultaneously. Low price for what you (should) get. Low form-factor is nice.

Cons: The most important flaw is the installation of this unit. To make it work, you have to manually find the correct device in device manager and manually install the correct drivers from a CD (!). You're basically on your own to figure out which driver is the right one since the documentation is atrocious. No easy plug&play or decent installer to be had here. Basically you absolutely NEED to have decent knowledge on computers to get this to work. If you do, ok, you can get it to work, as I did. But it doesn't end here. It took me a while, and a lot of drive/cable swapping to figure that the 3rd port of this unit was somehow defective. While this specific drive gets recognized in the BIOS, it is nowhere to be found in disk management... I guess it could be a defective unit, but don't necessarily expect to have all 8 drives work from the get go. It would have been nice to have a couple SAS cables included too, just make sure to buy them along.

Other Thoughts: I wish I could recommend this product, but I can't. The terrible documentation, difficulty of installation and bugs that prevent from using all 8 drives are just too much. It appears to be a good bargain for the price, but I suppose you get what you pay for : decidedly NOT a commercial grade product.

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  • NotMine
  • 7/14/2013 10:58:34 PM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorks In Linux

Pros: Separate drive status and activity micro LEDs on the edge of the card. Easily visible inside PC case.

No jumpers on card to worry about.

Box contained low-profile and standard size case mounting brackets. Very easy to change and an extra pair of "bracket-to-card" mounting screws is provided.

Solid SAS mounting connectors. Cables plugged in felt like they were held firmly in the sockets.

Cons: No header for remote LED connections. have to open PC case to observe LEDs.

card is "long" for the number of discrete devices mounted on it, but should not be a factor in standard PC cases.

Other Thoughts: I used these SAS-to-SATA cables with this card: Newegg item N82E16812200884

I installed this card in a PC running Ubuntu Linux 13.04 with Ubuntu kernel 3.8.0-26 (ehich maps to Linux mainline kernel version No driver loading was needed; the card was automatically detected by the OS and the proper kernel modules were loaded.

Older Marvell 88SE6480 chipset limits use to PCIe x4 slot, but hard drive throughput testing under Linux (using 'hdparm') shows buffered disk reads between 115 and 130 megabytes per second using 750GB Western Digital Black 2.5 inch laptop drives with 8 drives connected to the card, and that is fine for my needs. Aggregate throughput of the Linux 'mdadm' RAID 5 array built on this card using all 8 drives shows buffered disk read speeds of 585 megabytes per second.

Did not test this card under Windows or using 2, 3, or 4TB drives.

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  • rtoupal
  • 3/9/2013 9:57:16 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

1 out of 5 eggsSlow Performance

Pros: None really other than it appears to work with 6 drives. Software drivers not easily found and installed. Also, complicated manual and many modes and firmware options.

Cons: Performance sucks! I purchased the card for its 6Gbps interfaces. However, in Raid 10 mode, the read performance is 250MBps, instead of 1GBps. I did not realize that this is not a real RAID card, allowing double performance associated with striping. The card is deceptively advertised, listed under Raid cards. Apparently RAID 10 reduced overall performance.

Other Thoughts: Don't buy for performance, only data security (if that)

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  • Andy
  • 3/4/2013 6:22:26 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorks well

Pros: Have two in a server.
Works flawlessly with Unraid. Controls 13 *2Tb drives.
Came with newest firmware.
Sped up the parity rebuild rate.

Cons: Dont know about Windows compatability, but apparently it works.

Other Thoughts: Might see if I can squeeze in another card :)

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  • foo-bar
  • 2/9/2013 11:21:48 AM
  • Ownership: less than 1 day

5 out of 5 eggsWorks - Windows Server 2012 Essentials

Pros: Works with Windows Server 2012 Essentials. REQUIRES v4.x driver (see review below for link to where you can get it - or email SuperMicro support). Supports 3TB drives with the new driver - firmware upgrade NOT required.

Cons: Somewhat annoying to have to search to find a driver. *shrug* not hard though.

Other Thoughts: Make sure if you're breaking out to single SATA connectors, you buy a forward breakout cable, and not a reverse breakout cable -- matters.

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  • seean54
  • 1/26/2013 2:08:44 PM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsworking now

Pros: When it works, it works. 3TB drives - Yes, WHS2011 - Yes, 90+ MBps - Yes.

Cons: The current drivers were hard to find. And it doesn't work with 3TB drives without them. And this is why the 4 stars and not 5. Search on AVSforum, Renethx has a post with the working drivers. It came from supermicro, but it was in an e-mail. To see the posts go to avsforum, and add this extension: /t/1324649/3tb-drives-and-supermicro-aoc-saslp-mv8

Other Thoughts: You need to get a new driver to support 3TB drives. I couldn't find it on the supermicro website, which is why I told you about the avsforum post. But once you get it working, it seems to be fine.

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