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FUP4x35HSDK HDD cage question

Branko
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Recently bought this cage from ebay. Unfortunately, no cables in package

 

I expected it will have SAS connectors on backplane, but it has what

looks like 4 SATA ports, yet I see elsewhere people (and Intel itself)  talking about SAS

disks with this cage. Are SAS disks supported (maybe through non-standard

SATA cabling)?

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AdrianM_Intel
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Hello Branko,


Thank you for your patience.


The backplane is supported in the Intel® Server Chassis P4304XXSFCN​ and does support SATA drive only. 

 

For cable, part number location, refer to the section named Configuration Option of the document found at Spares, Parts List, and Configuration Guide for the Intel® Server Board S1200SP, Intel® Server Chass...

 

Here you can find some additional information about the installation:

4x3.5 inch Hot Swap Drive Cage Kit Installation Guide for Intel® Server Chassis P4304XXS

 

The supported backplane for this family S2600CW is FUP4X35S3HSDK

Spares, Accessories List, and Configuration Guide for the Intel® Server Board S2600CW Family


Let me know if you have any questions.


Regards,


Adrian M.

Intel Customer Support Technician 


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mmogas
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Hi:

FUP4x35HSDK is SAS/SATA backplane. If you want to install SAS you need a RAID controller. Depend on it you would  need  MiniSAS(SFF-8087) or SASHD (SFF-8643 ) to  SATA connector.

Also I recommend to look for I2C cable (HSBP to MAINBOARD) to update HS firmware.

Best regards 

Branko
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Hi and thanks for reply.

 

I already have SAS controller built in on my S2600CW motherboard.

However, since I know you can connect SATA disks using SAS cable,

but not other way around, I'm curious how SAS disks work in that cage,

if connected through SATA cable?

AdrianM_Intel
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Hello Branko,


Thank you for posting on the Intel® communities.  


Could you please let us know where this FUP4x35HSDK is being installed? The model of the server and chassis.


Regards,


Adrian M.

Intel Customer Support Technician 



Branko
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Hi Adrian,

 

its a custom built server, made mostly from ebayed Intel parts:

 

1. P4000M Intel server case with 2X750W power supplies and 8XSFF HDD cage

2. S2600CW Intel motherboard taken from (this was hard to find) Kontron CG2300 Carrier Grade Server

 

lots of ram, additional 10Gbps network card, and uncertain amount and types of storage, plus 

additional SAS card in case its needed

AdrianM_Intel
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Hello Branko,


Thank you for your response.


I will check into your last question and post back soon.


Regards,


Adrian M.

Intel Customer Support Technician


AdrianM_Intel
Moderator
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Hello Branko,


Thank you for your patience.


The backplane is supported in the Intel® Server Chassis P4304XXSFCN​ and does support SATA drive only. 

 

For cable, part number location, refer to the section named Configuration Option of the document found at Spares, Parts List, and Configuration Guide for the Intel® Server Board S1200SP, Intel® Server Chass...

 

Here you can find some additional information about the installation:

4x3.5 inch Hot Swap Drive Cage Kit Installation Guide for Intel® Server Chassis P4304XXS

 

The supported backplane for this family S2600CW is FUP4X35S3HSDK

Spares, Accessories List, and Configuration Guide for the Intel® Server Board S2600CW Family


Let me know if you have any questions.


Regards,


Adrian M.

Intel Customer Support Technician 


mmogas
Novice
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Hi Branko:

 

This backplane support  SAS/SATA but it was used in P4000M chassis (page 121) with S2600CP boards.

 

g27488005_p4000m_tps_r1_2.pdf (intel.com)

 

Intel® Product Specification Comparison

 

FUP4X35S3HSDK is validated one for S2600CW.

 

Best regards

Branko
Novice
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Thank you both. I have to highlight difference in your answers, it somewhat explains

how I got confused too

"The backplane is supported in the Intel® Server Chassis P4304XXSFCN​ and does support SATA drive only. "

 

"This backplane support  SAS/SATA but it was used in P4000M chassis (page 121) with S2600CP boards."

 

 

Just reading the documentation, SAS is mentioned too often

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