I'm pondering a few new servers to replace the aging C6100. I want to go to storage spaces direct - which I can PROBABLY do with the newest server insider builds and a few of these servers. Problem is I don't know if the SAS controller is a proper SAS controller, or a RAID controller - and S2D needs plain old SAS to work effectively. Otherwise the server is a pretty good match for me - 2 internal bays for OS, 2 SSDs on the SATA controller and 8x disks on the Broadcom would work. Does anyone have 2016 running on a X9SRH-7F - and could advise whether disks on the Broadcom show up as type RAID or SAS? If you could show the PowerShell output of this command: Code: Get-PhysicalDisk | ft -Auto FriendlyName,BusType,MediaType Well then that would just be awesome-sauce. Here's what I see on my test C6100 non-S2D cluster, for example: Code: FriendlyName BusType MediaType ------------ ------- --------- Intel Raid 1 Volume RAID SSD Edit: Flashing the LSI2308 on an X9SRH-7F to IT mode? seems to indicate it can be flashed. So if someone has done THAT and can confirm the above that would be even better!