I've been reading several builds and a little confused. I'm trying to build a 16 drive DAS. Reading a DIY one poster built DAS with an LSI SAS9201-16e. Sounds easy but he installed the LSI SAS9201-16e on his PC that is running Windows. FreeNas and Unraid can not be ran under Windows. Id rather not use the RAID that is built into Windows 10 unless there are better Windows software RAID options. So my questions are: Use LSI SAS9201-16e for my Windows 10 PC and connect 16 drives and use Windows raid. Cheapest and easiest. Not sure if Windows 10 built in RAID is good or not which is why I'm not leaning this way. Use LSI SAS9201-16e, Build with FreeNas or Unraid. Now its a NAS. How do I make it to a DAS as well? Do I purchase another LSI SAS9201-16e place it to my Windows 10 PC and connect the two cards together? Do I connect via the SFF-8088 between two cards? IF I do that then I will have one less SFF-8088 meaning I will have only 12 drives with the remaining 3 SFF-8088. Goal is to run a 16 (2tb) drives RAID setup. Wanted to be DAS since I will be editing videos/photos and need the speed that will be quicker than NAS. 10Gbe cards costs too much.