Tweak Town reviews and benchmarks a Mini-ITX, passively cooled, 18 drive, 4 NIC, IPMI NAS motherboard by ASUS.
The unique feature of this platform is low power use or green design, which allows it to be run with a passive cooling system. This also offers low running cost with power saving features.
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Useless with Linux free FreeBSD = money wasted!
Asus support confirms that no support for Linux intended.
The Marvell 88SE9485 SAS controller is the problem.
(Also boot is extremely slow.)
I read Linux works as someone using with OMV, or am I reading this wrong?
I`ve submitted patch to linux for support of this board. With patche mvsas driver kernel sees both onboard controllers and is able to communicate with drives in SAS->SATA cables.