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Want to "downgrade" T710 to non-RAID SATA

I'm just setting up a loaded (nine drives) Poweredge T710 for use with FreeNAS.  The box came with a PERC 6/i RAID controller that I don't want to use - I just want FreeNAS to do its ZFS thing without the hardware RAID getting in the way, and there doesn't appear to be any way to disable the board's RAID functionality.  So...

1. Is there a (perhaps undocumented) way to disable the RAID controller and just make this board dumb SATA?

2. If not, is there a dumb, non-RAID controller that I can replace this one with and that conforms to the cabling?  I don't know enough about these machines/controllers to know whether the board's SATA pinning is proprietary to Dell or a standard thing.

TIA

 

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