I have asked this in a few different locations and seem to be on an island, this forum has been one of the best places to find like minded nerds.
I have an old BackBlaze unit that had a PSU issue and the old controller cards it came with stopped working. I had an HBA 9305-16i sitting on a shelf and put it in, its only reading one HDD from each 5 port backplate, was told to make sure its in IT mode by someone in the TrueNAS discord. It is in IT mode so that wash.
Did some reading and everyone said that the SAS9211-8I 8PORT Int 6GB Sata+SAS is the better way to go. That’s having the same issue, but its in IR mode. I am getting a PAL error when trying to flash it, so people say just set it to UEFI mode. Well I cannot seem to get that to work, I have tried to do that UEFI mode a few times and not sure why its not working. Following this guide Detailed newcomers' guide to crossflashing LSI 9211/9300/9305/9311/9400/94xx HBA and variants | TrueNAS Community
So here’s my real question, does the 9211 or the 9305 really support sata port multiplier and I am just painting myself in to a corner? also if they support it why is the 9305 being a hater? and How can I get this stupid 9211 in IT mode when UEFI is not working? Or how does one UEFI mode? lol
It seems most guides skip basic steps and I cannot figure this out. I am loosing sleep because my head will not let this rest. I really could have bought a new system at this point. Hell the only thing that is the same on it is the backplates, CPU and Case. Everything else I have swapped out trying to get it working.
Please Tech Lords help me.