I purchased a ROCKpro64, one of their handy NAS cases and a PCIe SATA card.
Combining all of the above results in a very expensive SBC that can't see the SATA disk. I found a vague reference to the stock PCIe card being contentious, so I replaced that, but no go - same symptoms.
The hardware WORKS - when I load up, say, Ubuntu, there is a 9.1TB /dev/sda that I can and did newfs without issues.
But LibreElec (multiple builds for the ROCKpro64) all refuse to see the SATA disk.
I'd just use a USB to SATA converter, but there are no INTERNAL USB ports and I don't want an external cluster **** of cables - that was the ENTIRE point of this exercise - a SINGLE box with all my media that works off of 12VDC for my RV like thing far away from the clutches of the internet..
The output of:
... can be found here: libreelec_sata_missing - Pastebin.com
My sincere thanks for any thoughts about why this device which SEEMS very nice on paper isn't working the way I would expect it too?