Enterprise HDDs and compatibility question


New Member
Sep 1, 2019
I'd like to get a couple SAS HDDs for my unRAID server. I've been shopping around for a couple 1 to 4 TB drives for testing but can't get a handle on what drives will work "out of the box" with a LSI SAS controller in IT mode.

I read that many of the enterprise SAS HDDs are locked to a specific vendor (Dell, HP, Oracle) or they are formatted (512b, 520b) in such a way that will be incompatible. Or the firmware may be an issue. So I've been holding off trying out some SAS drives.

Is there a way to know if a specific SAS drive will be compatible with my setup? Specific makes, model #, FWs?