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    How do I connect an SAS3080X-HP Raid card

    A few months ago I had to quickly buy a new server for a school and got a nice cheap one from CPLTD

    A few people said I needed a separate raid card as the built in one wasn't up to much and would cause probs.

    So Simon got me a separate raid card but I didn't bother installing it as just needed to get the server back up and running ASAP.

    Now I've come along to install it with the extra sata drive I bought and I've basicallly no idea how it supposed to connect and even if the card is the right one for my sata drives

    The card has these funny wide sata sort of looking connectors on it (but too wide for normal sata connectors)

    Googling seems to indicate that it is an new type of scsi/sata card ?????

    Have I got the wrong card?

    Is there scsi/sata adaptor cables?????


    Help please !!!!

    regards

    Simon

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    It will probably be for hot plug drives which are usually SAS. This is what happens when you dont buy stuff of us Si LOL!!!

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    You've almost certainly got a SAS backplane connector on the card. Used to reduce the number of cables in a server. You'll need a breakout cable like: SAS to SATA Breakout Cable (Straight) - 4x SAS (SFF-8470) to (4) SATA (first one I found on google!).

    Hope that helps

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    @soulfish
    the pictures dont look like anything that would connect to my card - the card connectors seem very similar to sata but about twice as wide.
    @western

    regards
    Simon

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    Given the Specs here:
    LSISAS3080X-R : Basic Connectivity Line : SAS HBAs : Host Bus Adapters : Products : Storage : LSI

    you look to be after a x4 SFF-8484 SAS to SATA connector like here:
    SAS Cables
    Internal 4i multilane


    Internal SAS to 4 x SATA II Multilane Cable, 0.5m | Internal | SATA & SAS | Disk Drive & Internal Power | Cables | LINDY UK
    Internal SAS to 4 x SATA II Multilane Cable, 1m | Internal | SATA & SAS | Disk Drive & Internal Power | Cables | LINDY UK

    which possibly should have been provided or speced when you brought it if they knew your plans for it.

    Edit: Grr, beaten by seconds due to the extencive nature of my reply

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    Thanks very much - they look like the cables for the job - I've ordered the 0.5 m one

    regards

    Simon

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