In this case, since it's a vmware esxi server there's no option for software raid. The Intel P3710 pcie card is on their HCL, but the idea of putting a single card in makes me nervous, even though it's faster than the hardware raid10 I'd be putting in.
I was so hopeful there for a minute that you'd found a way. I'm looking at a 6028R, with a E5-2698 v3 in it (it's cheaper to go stupid high core count than put a second cpu in, thanks to Oracle's stupidity with vmware and DB licensing), and was disappointed there doesn't seem to be any NVMe hardware raid options out there.
I have a couple meridian voicemail systems that use 850 or 1200 meg hard drives.. and os/2.
Not sure which is older, SMART or the hard drive. We've been replacing the hard drives with 2GB CF cards on a CF to IDE adapter as we run across them.
Blue for activity, solid red for "you should have replaced me a week ago" and apparently blinking red is "either panic, or this is your hot spare"
The RE is SATA. It's even on the 3ware HCL.
If I can find it, I'll put my other spare drive in and see what it does.