- Oct 11, 2016
Ah, alright; that definitely makes more sense then.
- Different generations (The SAS2308 adds PCI-e 3.0 support as well as support for the new software stack that is supposed to replace decrepit mfi).
- Different feature sets - features that get blown away once the card is crossflashed, so they're irrelevant for FreeNAS.
- Some have different layouts, with the ports being placed either at the end or at the outside edge - besides internal/external combinations.
I don't think I'm able to change the chassis' backplane upon purchasing. My vendor doesn't really have that option and I don't think I see that option anywhere on SuperMicro's website. I don't mind all the extra (x8) cables though; I can just bundle them all together. As long as the card and the 2 SAS cables work, I'm happy. I was hoping to make the Production FreeNAS the least amount of hassle. I don't want to do more digging if I don't have to, haha. I've already spent too many days researching :PDon't do that. Get the SFF-8087 backplane, since it massively reduces your cable clutter. Or the expander backplane for even fewer cables (but higher cost).
If 2 ports are SATA3 and the other 4 ports are SATA2, how could that not effect drive speed?Not at all.
I'm dying trying to figure out which of these won't effect my fans. I've Googled so much my head is spinning, lol.
Seems like he has some in his setup so I hope you'll have some input sir D:3. We have an HP D2700 hanging on an HP H221 HBA attached to an HP DL360 G5. The H221 HBA can either be an LSI 9205-8e or LSI 9207-8e chipset depending on when it was released; HP is sloppy with its versioning