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Hello;

 

I am currently running DSM 5.2, with 6 drives, 4 x 3tb and 2 x 5tb.

 

Since my mobo that I use only has 6 SATA ports, I am thinking about adding a LSI 9201 or 9220 card.

 

If I add it, do I have to do anything? Is it plug and play? I have 2 more 5TB drives I want to add. If I install the card, and connect all the current drives, and boot up, will everything work as it did before the card, or will I have to do rebuilding etc? I am hoping to just plug it in, put all the drives on, and start her up, working as it always has.

 

Thanks

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You need to flash whatever card you want to use into IT mode so it's a basic HBA and if you attach your current drives to it and boot up you'll be fine.

 

The worse case scenario is you'll have to do a migration and you can keep all your settings. Once you're up and running on the new HBA simply add your other drives into the mix and expand like normal.

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Excellent, I was really hoping it was going to be just that easy. :smile:

 

Now to just read up on flashing it

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I can say it really was just plug and play.

 

I plugged the 8x pcie card into the 16X port, plugged in forward breakout cables from the 9220 to all 8 drives.

 

turned it on, booted right up and worked with no questions asked.

 

Now expanding volume to 25TB

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