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  1. jfive

    Driver for LSI MegaRAID SAS family

    From what I've read over the years, this will not work with card in IT mode. You can try it but the OS might not recognize the drives. If you use IT mode to gain JBOD, you might use RAID 0 instead.
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    Driver for LSI MegaRAID SAS family

    Dang.... My next suggestion would be to rollback the firmware.
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    Driver for LSI MegaRAID SAS family

    @drowsyhaze: I can't comment on the differences. Only shared what was found on my drive. You are correct, the installer is unnecessary for advanced users. However, it's an easier method for those less savvy. @Neolo: edit: Be certain that the heatsink has PLENTY of airflow, direct airflow if possible. Also, if you haven't done so already, apply some new thermal paste. That card is likely almost a decade old. I replaced the original heatsink with one of these chipset heatsink with fan.
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    Driver for LSI MegaRAID SAS family

    That's great it worked for you both!! Hopefully others will find these too. @drowsyhaze: Not sure why you had to unpack the installer and I'm really unsure about it being corrupt. Worked fine for me. My first guess would be to blame Sierra but I'm still in El Capitan so I can't confirm. Furthermore, the installer worked just fine according to VJWZ so it may not be Sierra. Where both installers corrupted on your machine? Did you attempt to re-download the ZIPs?
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    Driver for LSI MegaRAID SAS family

    Found another version of the installer which states the date created: as 2016 Jan 27. http://www57.zippyshare.com/v/j2OfYQjJ/file.html
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    Driver for LSI MegaRAID SAS family

    I found these two files on my computer. One is the installer and the other is the kext. Not sure about which version it is, but the installer 'dated created' reads: 2013 July. I had to zip the installer or else it wouldn't upload to Zippyshare. I LITERALLY used this today and it worked. My wife made a boo boo and my mobo died and killed my SSD, so I just did a full reinstall on my new gear. Why did I get married...... Not sure how long the link will be valid after today. http://www11.zippyshare.com/v/CdxyfCEW/file.html
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    Driver for LSI MegaRAID SAS family

    As I stated before, the card you mentioned, 9200-e, is a Fusion-MPT-based card. The IBM M1015 is crossed out in the OP, which also has the LSI 2008 controller. BUT the H310, with a 2008 chip, seems to be compatible. Go figure. The differences between: https://hwraid.le-vert.net/wiki/LSI LSI 9200-e spec sheet: https://docs.broadcom.com/cs/Satellite?blobcol=urldata&blobheader=application%2Fpdf&blobheadername1=Content-Disposition&blobheadername2=Content-Type&blobheadername3=MDT-Type&blobheadervalue1=attachment%3Bfilename%3DDCSG-PB-SAS-9200-8e_SEP15.pdf&blobheadervalue2=application%2Fx-download&blobheadervalue3=abinary%253B%2Bcharset%253DUTF-8&blobkey=id&blobnocache=true&blobtable=MungoBlobs&blobwhere=1430860921856&ssbinary=true The two enclosures you mention are definitely NOT passive. There's a backplane in both which will breakout the data and power to each drive, similar to most other external enclosures. Personally, I've never encountered a passive external enclosure with mini-SAS SFF-8088.
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    Driver for LSI MegaRAID SAS family

    Would you clarify this statement? Some specs or model number please. If you haven't yet purchased a card, any reason you wouldn't purchase a card which does in fact work with the OP's kext? The card you want is Fusion-MPT which OP has said is definitely unsupported. It'd be great if you're willing to take one for the team and give this all a test and share the results.
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    Driver for LSI MegaRAID SAS family

    Did you try to contact OP through GitHub or his website?
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    Driver for LSI MegaRAID SAS family

    Glad to see you've made some major progress, congratulations. You can use and Linux OS with G-Parted. Since it was handy, I used Windows Disk Management [or cmd- diskpart if you prefer] to initialize the RAID volume created in the Dell PERC BIOS manager. Windows should auto-prompt you to initialize or format the RAID volume. If it does, initialize as GPT, or format the volume with no File System and no drive letter/path. [it doesn't matter since you'll change to HFS+ (or whatever else) within OS X] If Windows does NOT prompt you: 1. Ensure you created the optimal array in your RAID VD config utility (Dell or LSI) . Be mindful of stripe size and other settings you can't change afterwards.. 2. Click Start -> right-click Computer, then click Manage, then choose Storage -> Disk Management If you weren't prompted before, there will likely be an initialization popup prompt at this point. If not... 3a. Locate the RAID volume in the upper or lower section, right-click Initialize. Choose: GPT or 3b. Locate the RAID volume in the upper or lower section, right-click, choose: New Simple Volume 3c. Choose the size you desire, click next 3d. Choose: "Do not assign a drive letter or path," click next 3e. Choose no file system 4. The RAID volume should now appear with a black bar in the lower section and be labeled as " [Volume Size GB/TB] Unallocated" 5. Once again, no need to format since you'll do this in OS X Disk Utility or Terminal. **NOTE: If you do want multiple partitions on the RAID array, I'd recommend you set it up within the Windows OS. 6. Boot to OS X and you should be prompted to format the RAID volume. If not, go into OSX Disk Utility.
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    Driver for LSI MegaRAID SAS family

    Did you run the installer package? Did you go into system preferences, Security & Privacy and enable "allow applications downloaded from: Anywhere?" DrLechter, you shouldn't need to use Clover. Just run the installer package from OP once you get the OS installed. I can't give insight about constantly booting from USB. Wrong thread. Sounds like a DSDT issue.
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    Driver for LSI MegaRAID SAS family

    Yes, most enterprise equipment is locked in order to ease manufacturing, sales and support-which they SHOULD do. You don't want to support (or build) a Dell box with an HP mobo, a Sun processor, an IBM RAID card, and Corsair power supply. Made a rig for a friend of mine. The ATX power supply is modular and I made a custom cable with Belden wire and Molex pins and connector housings. It looks similar to this cable (LINK), but much longer. BTW, the longest SFF-8088/8080/8484 to SATA/mini-SAS you'll find is one meter. If you do find one longer, you probably shouldn't use it. High Point and Tripp Lite are good brands but you could scavenge one easily. I know I have. ;-)
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    Driver for LSI MegaRAID SAS family

    You aren't annoying any one by asking questions, this is a forum. =) 1) Yes to the card and yes to Yosemite. However, if you desire a PCI card with external storage, you must know that the backplane within the external drive enclosure is very likely to NOT work with the kext. So using an external disk enclosure really isn't an option. (I can only affirm the results from my experiences haven proven this to be true.) ---- The GOOD news is that you can get an external box that is completely passive. -------- SFF-8088 to 4xSATA Link: https://amzn.com/B013G4EX9K -------- Passive External Enclosure Link: https://amzn.com/B00DGZ42SM 2) Correct. You cannot repair permissions from the Disk Utility app in 10.11. You can either of the following methods, both yield the same result. Be patient during the process. A) Use the Disk Utility app by booting to the recovery partition. Hold CMD+R during boot. From the Terminal command line. - To Verify Permissions (You will be prompted to enter the user/admin password) sudo /usr/libexec/repair_packages --verify --standard-pkgs / - To Repair Permissions sudo /usr/libexec/repair_packages --repair --standard-pkgs --volume / 3) My Dell PERC H700 (LSI 9280-i) is still functioning on 10.11.6 El Capitan with the latest security update released last week. It ran without any issues on Yosemite. macOS Sierra will be released very soon. I'll try to upgrade and report back about the functionality of this kext as soon Sierra is released.
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    Driver for LSI MegaRAID SAS family

    Please begin a new thread for your project since this has gone too far off topic.
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    Driver for LSI MegaRAID SAS family

    Some LSI MegaRAID controllers do not support JBOD mode. Some don't and some that do require tweaking through MegaCLI. To use ZFS for it's true intentions, you need passive/JBOD. Here's a quote from the first post in this forum by dukzcry: Furthermore, should you get a card operational within OS X, there is no guarantee it will be compatible with whatever backplane is inside the Ominstor enclosure, which likely has an active backplane given the SFF-8088 connection(s). My attempts to get disks on a internal Dell backplane via SFF-8484 to a PERC 6i yielded a fail. So if you are unwilling to put forth the effort required in the RAID0 to ZFS setup, you should look into getting passive external enclosure(s) with standard SATA ports. But again, there is no guarantee it will work. SFF-8087 to 4xSATA: Link: http://amzn.com/B001L9DU88 SF8088 to 4xSATA Link: http://amzn.com/B013G4EX9K
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