I finally bought LSI 9260 8i. Card is shown in system profiler but system can't detect logical volume. Something really weird is happening:
-I installed card on PCI slot. I use 6 disks (2tb). After installation and configuration of logical volume (raid 5) , on windows, using LSI app, card seems work. I formated it using 1 partition, ntfs. All OK
-I rebooted on hackintosh ... and bingo !!!! logical volume is on the desktop. I used diskutility to re-partitioned and re-format it "mac style". Gpt table, and exfat FS. I tested with aja system test with a good perfomance. Really happy.
- I rebooted on Win again to continue perform some adjusts on my system (I'm re configuring windows).... but the pc doesn't boot ??? . It stucks after bios card load , before system bios load. Really weird. I ended up to extract the card from slot... and pc boot ... I mount again the card on slot.... pc doesn't boot. I unplug sata HD connectors.... pc boot ????. I plug again the HDs, and in bios card, I delete the logical volume. Reboot and .... pc boot normally again.
-Ooooook. 2nd round. On Win, I set up again the raid. Same settings. All seems well again. Raid ok, partition ok, format ok. I reboot from time to time to test the boot of the PC. No problem.
- I reboot on Mac ... and nothing happens. Card is still shown in system profiler but system now can't see logical volume. ???? After a few tries... no improves. Stucked here.
The only difference between first and second try was I performed a full initialization ( 20 hours !!) . At second try I performed an initialization on background. I could creat the logical Volume inmediatly and I did the partition and the formatting (on Win, sure) . Anyway , I waited for the end of the proccess performing boring tasks on windows... updating, installing apps, etc. After 8-9 hours the process finished. With the commented result.
Disk util doesn't show any volume.
Card shown on system profiler
SCSI Parallel Domain 0:
Product: LSI MegaRAID SAS 9260-8i
Revision: Firmware 12.7.0-0007
Initiator Identifier: 65
Description: Cache 512MB RAM
I've seen on one previous post one capture showing a more recent firmware.. Should I update the firmware?
this is the log of sas megaraid boot
11/1/14 1:41:31.000 AM kernel: [SASMegaRAID] [Helper] MSI IR line: 1
11/1/14 1:41:31.000 AM kernel: [SASMegaRAID] DMA: 64-bit, max commands: 1008, max SGE count: 33
11/1/14 1:41:31.000 AM kernel: [SASMegaRAID] 6 of PDs present
11/1/14 1:41:31.000 AM kernel: [SASMegaRAID] Enabled options: Alarm Auto Rebuild Expose Enclosure Devices
11/1/14 1:41:31.000 AM kernel: [SASMegaRAID] BBU not present/read error
Log seem miss the BBU ????? I dont have battery. I disable the cache on raid config , sure. Anyway every log of this day, including this morning, when it worked, show the same info.
These are the setting of the raid:
read policy> no read ahead
write policy>write thought
IO policy> Direct IO
Just in case, I tried with Uncontiguous enumeration kext but it stuck the boot (blank screen before of desktop load ) Anyway, I use contiguous numeration connectors.
I can't explain why system could see raid at first attempt , and now it can't see it.
I need help here. Thanks