- May 29, 2011
The ServeRAID BR10i is a first generation SAS 3Gbps controller that cannot handle disks greater than 2.2TB. The Marvell AHCI controllers are known to be generally flaky, with variations between the specific models that are too numerous to bother keeping track of.Jeff is compiling testing results of PCIe cards that could be pluged into RP4 IO board. See Raspberry Pi PCI Express device compatibility database. Most relevant to this thread is IO Crest 4 Port SATA III PCIe x1 with Marvell 9215 that fully works with driver and currently tested IBM ServeRAID BR10i / LSI SAS3082E-R SAS RAID controller.
If you can manage to find something that supports an LSI 2008 card, and can then solve the ethernet controller problem, maybe there's a starting point in there somewhere, otherwise you are basically just asking for fate to come and smite you.