Looks like these chassis's come with an SAS2 backplane. Bummer.
According to this message there shouldn't be any problem with it.I have a X10DRH-CT MB. Keep in mind that it uses a 3108 chipset which is RAID and can't be flashed to IT mode. However, if there are no RAID config it will act like a HBA and pass all drives to the OS. But I wouldn't run TrueNAS or any other zfs OS on it.
I still wouldn't trust it and neither do the people over at iX Systems. All RAID controllers that I'm aware of do not give the OS full control of the HD's. You're asking for trouble running ZFS on one.
My original link now points to one with an 6GB backplane.
I believe they had this info since the beginning.
I would take that with a grain of salt. They sell validated hardware and technically don't trust anything but that hardware.I still wouldn't trust it and neither do the people over at iX Systems.
Ah, I can answer this again with anecdotal evidence only: When I upgraded this system with an EPYC-based motherboard and a 3008 based HBA, all my drives came right back up with all the data present. To be honest, I hadn't even thought about that being a potential problem until you mentioned it just now.One concern I'd have is whether the 3108 in JBOD mode writes any RAID headers to the drive, complicating use of the drive with other HBAs in case you ever have to move the drives to another system.
With this vendor, pictures and/or descriptions are usually "close" but not always totally accurate. You'll for sure get some sort of 826...but as you note, the SM webpage screencap in the item description is for a WIO variant, the pics are a 7xLP slots version, and the specifics section lists a third variant.Any recent orders for this case? Just curious if they are shipping a WIO case (what is listed in the description) versus what is pictured? I asked them (out of curiosity) and they said that it's a SAS2 backplane with no 3.5" caddies.
Did you use the super.rom USB method? Just got a board myself and trying to plan ahead.received my X10DRH-CT. Came fully locked with a BIOS and ipmi password. In addition an unknown ipmi ip address.
Found a nice little tidbit of info that allowed me to correct both problems. When you clear the CMOS you get one free pass into the BIOS. If you screw it up you'll have to re clear the CMOS and try again. Once in the BIOS you can set the ipmi address to DHCP (or whatever you prefer). You can also flash the BIOS to clear the password if you have a license key. I went ahead and flashed from a USB key and thus cleared the BIOS password.
Nice board for the price.