I would like to know if there is any proprietary protocols(like LSI StoreLib) supported by Intel RAID Controllers or if it is just CSMI?
And about CSMI, how well does Intel RAID Controllers support it?
I'm not aware of any proprietary protocols.
Regarding CSMI, I tested only CSMI_SAS_GET_DRIVER_INFO, CSMI_SAS_GET_PHY_INFO, CSMI_SAS_STP_PASSTHRU.
The pass-through functionality in recent RST driver versions has issues:
RST 10.*: System stuck during ATA commands with longer duration (not uncommon for SMART commands),
RST 11.0.*, 11.2.*: pass-through does not work (this may also break some functionality of Intel SSD Toolbox),
RST 11.5.* beta: pass-through works again (see http://communities.intel.com/thread/29832).
Thanks for the promptly answer!
And about a proprietary API/protocol, anybody knows?