Newer pass hba … it’s buggy as hell and it’s predominantly designed for people with fibre channel which is an entity of it’s own.
Even getting a supported chipset per ESXi’s HCL still has lots of bugs? Interesting. Well for now I seem to be able to avoid that all together anyway so we’ll see whats in store for the future. There are still RAID cards that are around 80-90 that people have recommended so if I must I can go down that route.