Got this old r420/md1200 combo and was wondering if I could turn it into a NAS using either Unraid or FreeNAS. It comes w dual xeon cpu, 32gb/ram but no Raid/SCSI Controller. The array is filled w 12x2TB drives that I would like to upgrade to 4TB soon. I’m not concerned about the 4tb drives, dell has firmware update for them.
What type of controller should I put in? Lots of infos out there and some of it is controversial. I was reading Unraid and FreeNAS don’t act nicely with RAID controllers and that HBA is preffered. If that’s the case which card should I get?