Thank you, that is super helpful. I got mine updated with the latest mptsas3.rom and mpt3x64 from broadcom, and then that .12 file from the truenas forums, but its still 2 independent sas controllers in the BIOS.
Ill try this package. The .rom files have different checksums than the ones...
Can you link to the files you flashed with? I got 9300_16i_Package_P16_IT_FW_BIOS_for_MSDOS_Windows.zip from broadcom, but it sounds like you used something different/newer?
Also, confirm that it just appears to be a singular sas address? I.E. before the update it appeared in boot as HBA0...
ended up going with this solution
LSI 9300-16i + 82885T for what should be a total of 28 disk capability.
Sanity check my plan?
Port 0 - Direct attach to disks 0-3
Port 1 - Direct attach to disks 4-7
Port 2 - Connect to expander port G
Port 3 - Connect to expander port F
This LSI HBA is my first card thats not an enterprise RAID card ever. Ive run Arecas (1280, 1280ml, 1882ix-24i) for decades with zero failures, zero data loss. Just the concept of hardware RAID itself is getting deprecated
thats a good price, and going with a flashable adaptec card rather than a straight LSI is definitely a viable option. The ZFS guys frown on any non-straight HBA though... although i think theyre a little curmudgeoney and that fear isnt fully data backed.
Im finally upgrading my old RAID6 array to modern-ish drives/specs:
1) 20x 4tb sata drives in a RAID6, controlled by an Areca 1882ix-24i.
2) Chassis is a passive backplane Norco RPC-4220 with 20 hotswap bays
1) 16 x 8tb SAS drives, JBOD, controlled by a...
Is there something weird about the POE on Brocade switches? Grabbed a 6450-48P and it wont seem to deliver power to any of my POE splitters that I used to power things throughout the house. The straight POE items work fine (unifi APs, Amcrest Cameras), but the switch wont seem to negotiate...