8 or 16 port SAS compatible with UNRAID 6?

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Looking for a SAS card for a Supermicro server I got a bargain on.  It came with a LSI MegaRAID 9260-4i 512MB but my search found that it doesn't do JBOD.  So I am looking for recommendations for a good alternative.  Possibly an older card that won't break the bank.  Would like it to support larger drives though maybe up to at least 6tb.

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On 6/1/2019 at 2:35 AM, johnnie.black said:

Any LSI with a SAS2008/2308/3008 chipset in IT mode, e.g., 9201-8i, 9211-8i, 9207-8i, 9300-8i, etc and clones, like the Dell H200/H310 and IBM M1015, these latter ones need to be crossflashed.


I would get a 9207+ series, it uses PCIe 3.0 ... and in some cases cheaper than the classic 9211-8i which is PCIe 2.0. For hard drives it doesn't matter,  but helps if you have SSD caches on the controller.


I picked up my controller from the seller qbtl on eBay... his cards seem  to be fine, been using a 9211-8i from that seller for about 3 years no issues and just ordered a 9207-8i (waiting for it to come in the mail).

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