Hey, I've been hunting and hunting and just can't seem to find the card I'm looking for. Has anyone ever ran across a pci-e x16 16-port (4 SAS ports) controller card (not raid) before?
I got the Highpoint RR2744 thinking it would fit the bill, as it's marked as a "Controller Card" but no such luck. What I'm really looking for is direct access from the OS to the harddrives, so I can query the drives and check SMART stats and whatnot, but all I can seem to find is pci-e x8 card for some reason.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.