Taking everyones advise on here I am going with an HBA and expander for my NAS. I am looking at getting the LSI 9211-8i because everyone seems to recommend it unless I should for some reason change my mind and get a different one like something newer or whatever. I was going to get either the HP SAS Expander or the Intel one. The prices are relatively equal on ebay for used/new for either one and the HP has more ports But ignore all of that. Both suit my needs and the only thing I really care about is plug and play. Which will work out of the box and be easiest to use? I know 99% chance I have to update the BIOS on the HP but I don't think i need to do that on the Intel. The thing just working is crucial for me and I wanted to get your guy's advice on which would be best in that regards. Compatibility and working is all I care about because each fit my needs at the spec level. I figured I would chance buying used on ebay since you can get each item for ~half off retail price. HBA plus expander for 250 is not too bad lol.