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So after over a year, I have finally purchased the parts I need to expand my storage. I am having issues getting it set up and working.

I have 2 gen8 MicroServers. Server 1 runs Xpenology, with 4x WD Red drives in the internal drive bays connected to the on board B120i, and 1x Crucial 960GB SSD Cache drive connected to the ODD port. The system boots from a USB stick. Server 2 runs Windows 10 and Plex from a 120GB SSD connected to the ODD port. It also has 2x 2TB drives connected to the B120i

 

What I have done is installed an HP 212 card in Server 1, and connected the internal drive bay of server 2 to the P212 in server 1. Server 1 recognises the P212 and can se the 2x 2TB drives.

 

The problem occurs once Xpenology boots. It doesn't see any additional drives, just the 4 drives connected to the B120i. When I first set up the server, I did no configuration on the B120i, so I assume this is running in ACHI mode, and no raid is enabled. I don't know if I need to set this up on the P212, but I haven't found an option for this.

 

I don't yet know what firmware the P212 is running, but I will be running the SPP updated tonight to see if a firmware update sorts it out, but just wondered if anyone else had any ideas

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As far as I know Xpenology does not work well with RAID cards. Unfortunately, the P212 does not have a AHCI or JBOD mode. You could try a LSI card with IT firmware or a Marvell based HBA.

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You are exactly right, the P212 is simply not supported!

 

I have seen a good price on the LSI SAS9201-16e, I believe this is compatible, so I will order this in the next couple of days

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