Dell MD1200 JBOD (zfs) LSI SAS HBA support?

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  1. rmflint

    rmflint New Member

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    I am trying to add a JBOD DAS to my dell R620 server which is using ZFS (not hardware raid). I have an HBA flashed to it-mode (LSI 9217E1I1 with 2118 it firmware) which is connected to the internal r620s backplane with the additioan external MiniSAS intended for the JBOD DAS.

    I am considering either building my own JBOD enclosure or going with a dell MD1200. I am leaning toward the MD1200 solution since it appears that the cost of the hardware required to build a decent sas2 12-16 bay enclosure would actually cost more than the MD1200.

    Questions:
    1. Is my LSI SAS Controller (LSI 9217E1I1 with 2118 it firmware) supported/compatible with the MD1200?
    2. If not, any recommendations on a better das solution? I am not concerned about noise level or power consumption, just affordability.

    Note: my server is running Proxmox zfs and my das is intended for Plex media storage.
     
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  2. nthu9280

    nthu9280 Well-Known Member

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    No first hand experience but heard it requires dell branded/FW hard drives

    You may want to explore Supermicro 826 or 836 chassis

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