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    Adaptec ASR-78165 SAS controller - external tape libraries have single LUN and cause lockup in HBA mode (Linux)

    Hi folks, I've had this issue now with two different types of tape library so I know it's the card. When connecting to a multi-LUN device (i.e. a tape library with robot), only the tape drive shows as a SCSI device. The robot is not visible. After a while, the entire card locks up and crashes...
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    Problems with a Dell TL4000 SAS tape library + LTO drives

    Hi folks. I don't see a dedicated Tape subforum so I guess this is the closest? I got my hands on a Dell TL4000 tape library - 48-slot, 4 drive slots (3 included) and 2 PSUs. The library itself seems to be working - diagnostics pass, the robot moves tapes around etc. I got into the web UI...
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    Asus ASMB9-iKVM - how safe is it to update the firmware?

    Hey folks, Tis the season so I bought myself a replacement iKVM module for my Asus P11C-i motherboard. Replacement, because I nuked the previous one by upgrading the firmware. Specifically, I fell into a variant of this problem...
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    Issue with SAS setup in a U-NAS NSC-800, not the HBA, backplane?

    Hey folks. A while back I asked for some advice on a SAS card for my ZFS NAS and had been running my setup contently for a few months. Back in September, it all went wrong. One of my Seagate Exos X12 drives was resilvered automatically, and exploring what was going on ultimately led to my entire...
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    Internal and external SAS on the same card

    Hey folks. New user but longtime home server admin. I'm running a small mini-ITX NAS using a U-NAS NSC-800 chassis. It's very cramped with very little room, and being ITX, only one PCIe slot. I've only used SATA disks in the past, but I got an extremely good deal on some large SAS disks, so I'm...