SAS cage and AHCI unwilling

Mar 7, 2016
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I have this Silverstone SAS cage.
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01C5TG82C/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o08_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

It seems to work on a random non-JBOD SAS controller, but when using with AHCI SATA controllers it won't. I tried Intel onboard SATA from x58 and I tried an AHCI PCIe controller.

In all cases both Linux and FreeBSD get into endless loops saying that a drive discovery request is already in progress. Disks are SAS.

This should be working, no?
 
Mar 7, 2016
121
9
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Boston
Strange. I was sure that I randomly poked SAS disks into SATA backed frames before. But maybe I actually didn't and they had SAS controllers.

Waiting for more cables in the mail. Sigh.

Thanks, ttabbal.