I built a NAS based on NK4.1
Mobo: S5512WGM2NR-B-CGN TYAN S5512 LGA1155
I understand that there is an onboard LSI SAS2008 controller, I have flashed this to IT Mode. My case can handle 10 HDD, but I want to add a DAS in future (like the 8 bay mini DAS guide).
-Can the 8 SATA ports from the LSI SAS controller be connected (via reverse break-out cables) to a SAS Expander? Or does the SATA connector remove some functionality?
-Alternatively, would it make more sense to just add another LSI SAS controller (external) and feed cables into the DAS (Like the guide mentions)?
Thanks in advance for your help