So I bought a hp dl380e gen 8 and only 4 of the bays work, so I need an add-in card.
The one officially recommended is this https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/HP-631670-B21-Smart-Array-P420-1GB-FBWC-DL380e-Gen-8-12-14-LFF-Kit-/143298056050?hash=item215d3acf72
I’m pretty sure that one would not work properly with freenas so I have been looking at other cards that should do the job as the backplane only has 2 mini-sas connectors. (part number: 684886-001)
The closest I have found is https://www.ebay.ie/itm/8x-port-SATA-PCI-E-SAS2008-HBA-expansion-LSI-SAS-9201-8i-9211-8i-IT-mode-833/264420277837 but I think that it would only bring 8 of the bays online instead of all 12
If any of the great people here can point to the correct card I would greatly appreciate it