Can you use an enterprise-grade SAS RAID card in the Raspberry Pi?

That’s the question I try to answer in this video. There is a lot more data that I didn’t cover in the video, but I cover in the Raspberry Pi PCI Express Card Database website: https://pipci.jeffgeerling.com

GitHub issue for LSI SAS card: https://github.com/geerlingguy/raspberry-pi-pcie-devices/issues/18

GitHub issue for IO Crest SATA card: https://github.com/geerlingguy/raspberry-pi-pcie-devices/issues/1

Products in this video (some links are affiliate links):

– LSI SAS3082E-R SAS card: https://amzn.to/36c5eRv
– IO Crest SATA III card: https://amzn.to/2IySnkt
– 3-pack of SATA cables: https://amzn.to/2JW23Wr
– Stackable 3.5″ hard drive cases: https://amzn.to/3nmSNt4
– StarTech.com SATA 4x power splitter: https://amzn.to/38HoclW
– WD 500GB SATA II HDD (x4): https://www.microcenter.com/product/621066/500GB_7200RPM_SATA_II_3Gb-s_35%22_Internal_Hard_Drive_(Refurbished)
– Redragon GC-PS003 600W PSU: https://www.microcenter.com/product/624975/GC-PS003_600_Watt_80_Plus_Bronze_ATX_Fully_Modular_Power_Supply

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00:00 – Enterprise Pi storage?
01:07 – What is SAS?
02:35 – Trying the LSI PCIe card
04:42 – Switching gears
05:41 – Wrangling a RAID array
06:40 – Regrets?
07:15 – HDDs Assemble!
09:18 – SATA Drivers?
09:59 – Spoilers…
10:15 – Bloopers