HBA Suggestions (3TB/FreeNAS)

Strmtrper6

Limp Gawd
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Looking for an HBA or RAID card.

3TB drive support
At least 2 SAS ports
FreeNAS and possibly Solaris support
Support for SAS Expander(HP,Intel, or equivalent)
Cheaper the better(as long as it is reliable).

Alternately, possibly a good i5 mobo with 6+ sata ports as a stopgap till support is more widely available.

Anything exist along these lines available? Was planning unraid but apparently it doesn't support 3TB yet.
 

Strmtrper6

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aaaahi

Limp Gawd
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Put the cash down on a IBM M1015. You can usually find them on ebay for $75. Common server pull. Sas/Sata 6Gb connectivity, 3tb support, works with the HP and Intel SAS expanders, JBOD mode. For around $130 you can get the feature key that allows raid 5 and 50. I wouldn't go with the LSI 1068 chip due to age and issues with expanders.
 

Strmtrper6

Limp Gawd
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Put the cash down on a IBM M1015. You can usually find them on ebay for $75. Common server pull. Sas/Sata 6Gb connectivity, 3tb support, works with the HP and Intel SAS expanders, JBOD mode. For around $130 you can get the feature key that allows raid 5 and 50. I wouldn't go with the LSI 1068 chip due to age and issues with expanders.

I think you are the savior I was looking for.
Researching now...



*edit Seems like it still might work with freenas with some tweaking, or will work eventually. If not, I can just use another solution.

Either way, looks like a great card. Thanks again.
 
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