Finally, with a bit of help from some Broadcom engineers, I got full hardware RAID working on a Raspberry Pi. And I actually used SAS drives this time.

Special thanks to Broadcom for sending me a controller card and storage backplane to test on the Pi, and for their help in debugging the driver issues!

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

– Broadcom MegaRAID 9460-16i:
– Broadcom MegaRAID 9440-8i:
– Kingston SA400 SSD:
– HP 300GB 10K Proliant SAS:
– 12V 2A power adapter:
– 12V 5A power adapter:

Other videos mentioned in this video:

– Enterprise SAS RAID on a Pi:
– The Fastest SATA RAID NAS on the Pi:

More info on PCIe cards I’m testing:

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00:00 – Intro
01:02 – What is SAS RAID?
03:37 – Why RAID on a Pi?
05:22 – MegaRAID 9460-16i overview
07:16 – Making it work on the Pi
11:00 – Creating RAID volumes with StorCLI
12:58 – Performance
15:48 – 2.5 Gbps NAS?
16:59 – Recommendations and alternatives
18:02 – Bloopers