Friends I have a couple of HP Elite 8200 SFF that are very useful hardy older systems, and I'm needing to add-in a RAID card and was thinking of one of the Dell-rebranded LSI cards - . 2 Questions I can't find clean answers to:
- in the past, HP has been "one to watch out for" in adding components as they employ hard whitelisting for some items. My guess is that will not be an issue but can someone advise me? Apparently the LSI-rebranded-as-Dell cards can be flashed with either LSI-provided firmware or Dell.
- The PCIe slots on Elite 8200 are 2.0, not 3.0. I am trying then to avoid 3.0 spec cards but are these backward-compatible to 2.0?