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LSI 1068E - disk support >2TB (BIOS disabled)?

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Hello friends,

 

this is my 1st post here. First I would like to say many thanks for sharing that project to build an own Synology NAS. I've been using for multiple years Openfiler as FC target. This works great but it always requires to have my computer on if I want to access the shares. I decided to use a NAS instead a SAN now. The hardware is a bit old but Ok because it's only using as backup for my Backup on USB3 drives. 

Specs: Intel SH2200 Mainboard with Xeon DC 3110 + 8GB DDR2 ECC RAM. 6x AHCI SATA onboard + 1x LSI 1068E B3 8 port SAS/SATA (patched with IT [no Raid support] firmware 1.33.00.00 - BIOS disabled); 4x 2TB WD green + 4x 2TB Seagates 3.5". There are 2x Raid5 with BTRFS formatted. OS 6.1 current release. approx. 120W power consumption in idle.  

 

Here the question: The LSI 1068E only supporting disk drives with <=2TB. As far I understand is this limitation only when the BIOS is enabled which isn't in my case. Can the 1068E be used with hard drives >2TB with BIOS disabled? I was unable to find any thread which is covering this request. 

 

br Chris from Germany.

 

 

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....true, if or when the disk is controlled by BIOS it's not supporting >2TB. But my question is for drives >2TB not controlled by BIOS (because of disabled).

 

br Chris

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update:

disk drives >2TB won't work on LSI 1068E SAS controllers even BIOS is diabled......detected as 2TB. Verified with 3TB Toshiba disk.

 

2018-02-07 21_17_18-DiskStation - Synology DiskStation.png

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