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Have AXX6DRV3GEXP need AXX6DRV6GEXP

idata
Community Manager
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Hi all,

I've got an Intel 6 drive chassis with the 3Gbps backplane installed in an expander form.

Obviously this is how it gets the name 6DRV 3G EXP...

What I need is a 6Gbps backplane to support the link speed of 6Gbps from my SAS 6Gbps drives.

It's working right now at 3Gbps as that's the backplane limit.

Is there such a piece of hardware?

Is there one coming?

Am I meant to use something else entirely?

Thanks in advance.6DRV

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idata
Community Manager
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hadders,

Intel is no longer putting expander phys on backplanes. This ended with the AXX6DRV3GEXP and AXX4DRV3GEXP expander backplanes, which are limited to 3Gb/s SAS/SATA. We have updated all the current non-expander backplanes to support 6Gb signaling. Customers must direct connect, or use expander cards, such as the Intel® RAID Expander Cards RES2SV240, RES2CV240 or RES2CV360 to support more than 8 drives.

Regards,

John

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