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Dell Perc H310 card - Questions

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Just bought a Dell h310 card to install my new Nas (bare metal) with 4x2tb hdd. I may extend more hhds in the future.

Installed latest DSM 5.2-5967 on it and everything ran smoothly.

I however found in Storage manager (HHD/SSD) 2 HHDs that I hooked up to Dell card shows no info. in Health Info and S.M.A.R.T tabs.

 

1. Currently I use ORIGINAL (no touch) Dell card. Should I flash it to IT mode to see disk info of those attached to Dell h310 card in Storage Manager?

 

2. If I have to, is it good enough I flash to Dell FW IT mode or I have to flash to LSI 9211-8i FW?

 

3. I saw many people flashed this card to IT mode LSI 9211-8i. What benefits will I have in this case with XPEnology installed? It will run smoothly and faster or something?

 

Thanks for your inputs. I appreciate it.

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