The PERC S300 card that came with our Dell PowerEdge T110 servers is Windows only (see here). As a result, we're looking for an alternative that works under Linux.
We had planned to use software RAID under Linux. However, the hard drives are SAS-only, that is, we can't just put SATA cables in and hook them up to the motherboard.
Is the best solution here to buy SAS to SATA cables, hook them up to the motherboard and power, and use the drives that way?