Question Looking for sas controller with external out (LTO backup) compatible with win10

ruffpl

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I am looking for some cheap used pcie card with external port ( sff8088 or sff8470) to connect LTO tape library to it. I already tried with old Dell, HP, IBM but I could not get it work to work in ESXI. After I passthrough card to VM all of them were only compatible with some old systems like win server 2003 or 2008. Finding drivers to them was a nightmare, because It could not find them automatically and also win server was blocking internet connection to internet sites.
Is there some cheap sas controller that I can get and will work without problem with some modern system like win10 ( I just need it for backups).
 

popatim

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Can you not download the drivers you need from outside where the download isn't blocked and use one of the cheap ones you already have? I would think anything LSI based with an external port would work.
 

ruffpl

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All of them I had sent back to the sellers because I had option to return it if it is not compatible/ now I am looking fore some other that will work with f.ex windows server 2016 which is similar to win10
 

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