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    Hi all,

    I have a few terabyte NAS drives laying around that I've never used, that I'd like to make a Plex NAS with. Anyone have any suggestions for a NAS that'll work with SAS drives? Most all of the ones I've come across are SATA.

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    Only thing i can think of is buildings your own NAS with a SAS controller card
     
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    Yeah, I also found SATA converters for SAS..might have to try that. Such a shame to see 4TB of drives just sitting around.
     
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    Might as well build one. But you need too do some research on the HBA you will need. Last time I checked the LSI 9211-8I was the best value for PFsense.

    It needs too be flashed into IT MODE and have firmware for P20. (but read up on whats new) ... you can grab them on ebay for like 50 - 70.00 ready to go.
     
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    You can probably get an HP Microserver for less than a normal 4 bay NAS, I've got mine running openmediavault. works great!
     
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    Most synology units have sas backplanes
     
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