I have a batch of refurbished Dell 086DD 1.92 SAS SSDs that I would like to test for TBW / remaining health before installing in a production environment. I posted another question and learned that I can use an SAS Host Bus Adapter card to allow Crystal Disk Info to read the usage information from SAS drives. However, the problem that I am now having is getting a card that will work with these specific 086DD drives.
I have used the following cards. All of them will recognize and access a Kingston 240GB SATA SSD and a Dell Toshiba 0GWFRY 300GB SAS HD.
--Supermicro SAAS2LP-MV8 HBA - 1.92TB not recognized
--PERC H700 - 1.92 not recognized
--PERC H710 - 1.92 not recognized
--PERC 6i - 1.92 IS recognized!!
EDIT --H310 - 1.92 not recognized (one of my guys got the IT firmware flashed)
EDIT - PERC 5i - 1.92 IS recognized
Of the four cards I've tried, the oldest card is the only one that will recognize the 1.92TB SSD. Since it's not an HBA, though, I can't use Crystal Disk Info with it to access the drive status.
I also have an H310 that I am trying to get flashed into HBA mode with the IT firmware, but it's giving me some grief with a "failed to initialize PAL" error. However, I am not optimistic about the H310 working as I assume it's the same generation as the H710.
So, what SAS HBA do I need to buy that recognize and access a Dell 086DD 1.92 SAS SSD?