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HBA with 16i ports as need to keep PCI slots free.

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I'm looking for a HBA with 16i ports.

 

Motherboard ( ASUS Dual Scalable Xeon WS C621E SAGE EEB Workstation Motherboard)

 

CPU X2 ( Intel 8 Core Xeon Silver 4110 2.1GHz)

 

RAM 64GB 

 

Case (logic-case, Product Code/SKU: SC-4824, 4U Server Case w/ 24x 3.5" Hot-Swappable SATA/SAS Drive Bays, 6Gb/s MiniSAS)

 

So I'm looking for a HBA with 16 ports as MB already has 10 and case has 24 disks slots.

The server main thing is Plex so will not be writing lots off small files but will be streaming 4K movies. 

I've looked at the support list and there are not many 16 port one on there and when I've looked to buy most come up with end of life so not able to buy a new and most seem very old models so was not sure if they would be best option to go with. I have a HighPoint RR2840A 16 Port PCIe SATA/SAS Raid Card already in the machine but this one is a new card and not working with UNraid at the moment. But would like to reuse cables if possible with new card.

Any more information required please let me know.

This was all got to be a freeNAS server and all worked in freeNAS but the VM in freeNAS is not that good as I'm planning on making a gaming VM my main PC from here later on. If I can get it to work as I'm new to UNraid. 

 

Thanks for any help you can give me.

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A quick search found this:

 

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4 minutes ago, John_M said:

A quick search found this:

 

I was wondering if PCI Express 3 would be better for that many disk. I've just updated my this topic. Thanks 

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Read here for LSI controller families that you can use to look for 16 port controllers.   Remember that they have to be flashed to the IT mode.  I don't believe that the 9201 -16i has a problem with transfer speed for spinners.  SSD's, quite possibly--   However, I seem to recall that 9201 based boards do not support TRIM.  Most folks are using the eight port models as they are readily available on the used market (E-bay) for very reasonable prices.  

 

          https://lime-technology.com/forums/topic/69018-sata-controller-replacement-question-and-advice/?tab=comments#comment-630097

 

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12 minutes ago, Frank1940 said:

Read here for LSI controller families that you can use to look for 16 port controllers.   Remember that they have to be flashed to the IT mode.  I don't believe that the 9201 -16i has a problem with transfer speed for spinners.  SSD's, quite possibly--   However, I seem to recall that 9201 based boards do not support TRIM.  Most folks are using the eight port models as they are readily available on the used market (E-bay) for very reasonable prices.  

 

          https://lime-technology.com/forums/topic/69018-sata-controller-replacement-question-and-advice/?tab=comments#comment-630097

 

Thanks for your help with this so will this one work?

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Broadcom-SAS-9300-16i-Internal-SAS-SATA-interface-cards-adapter-05-25600-00-/163150986963

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Does the case test/used ? If use mainboard SATA connect to case blackplane, HDD LED may not show the activity.

 

SAS expander also a good choice.

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8 minutes ago, Benson said:

Does the case test/used ? If use mainboard SATA connect to case blackplane, then those HDD LED may not show the activity.

 

SAS expander also a good choice.

im not sure what it is you are saying 

everything in the list above ive got now as had it running as freeNAS and all the HDD led worked then and are working now the one plugged in to MB 

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12 minutes ago, astro said:

so will this one work?

Yes

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Then no problem at all. Some blackpkane's LED work in SGPIO signal, so if no those signal then LED wont work.

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4 minutes ago, Benson said:

Then no problem at all. Some blackpkane's LED work in SGPIO signal, so if no those signal then LED wont work.

my bad just read back my list and did not put make or model on caes have just updated that now 

Thanks 

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33 minutes ago, johnnie.black said:

Yes

Just found this one in stock at a company i use alot so would like to get this if it will work?

do you know if this one will work out the box?

 

https://www.scan.co.uk/products/broadcom-sas-logic-controller-card-16-port-int-12gb-s-sas-pcie-30?gclid=Cj0KCQjwzK_bBRDDARIsAFQF7zM-OPSLqwL8kibEYEL-rAMfAUUHbhFQxSxJ4vvmXzGMxrIe8AwsPeMaArvREALw_wcB

 

INFO on crad

https://docs.broadcom.com/docs/BC00-0392EN

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5 minutes ago, astro said:

do you know if this one will work out the box?

According to this post yes.

 

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5 minutes ago, johnnie.black said:

According to this post yes.

 

Thanks for all your help

just ordered it now should be to me Saturday.

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the LSI 9305-16i worked out the box for anyone thinking off getting one

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