didnt realize that! good news, might be some money saved. And you're right, due to the switch im capped out at 10GBE, and limiting myself to SFP28 isnt particularly useful, as the next likely jump would be 40gbe anyway
UPLINK1: 5Gbit Uplink, Input is is a 10GBASE-T copper link from the Fiber drop, into SFP+ Port1 on router below
Router1: Opnsense w/ Mellanox ConnectX-4 (Dual SFP+)
-SFP+ Port1: 10GBASE-T Copper SFP+ ...
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.