S5520HCT motherboard doesnot have any SAS port. I was wondering how do I add ten SAS HDDs (Chassis SC5600BRP)?
I donot need RAID. If I buy one MegaRAID SAS 9260-4i controller card will it work ? Do I have to setup RAID?
I believe the MegaRAID SAS 9260-4i controller is a 4 individual port RAID card. With a 6 Drive Bay Hot Swap Expander (AXX6DRV3GEXP) and a 4 Drive Bay Expander (AXX4DRV3GEXP) you can have 10 drives. Usually in this situation you would run two cables from the controller to each expander backplane.
I recommend verifying that the controller you want to use is validated with the S5520HCT server board. Check the S5520HCT http://www.intel.com/support/motherboards/server/s5520hc/sb/CS-030220.htm Tested memory & hardware list.
Yes you will have to set up the RAID using the RAID controller configuration utilities.
it has four SAS/SATA connector((SFF8087), so it can support four SAS/SATA HDDs.
However, it said it can support 32 SAS/SATA devices ! how?
Can you give a link which explains the cabling?
SAS controllers support expander, which allows you to connect more devices. With SC5600BRP, you can have one 6-drive expander backplane and one 4-drive expander backplane, so that you can have a total of 10 drives in your system. Each expander backplane has two connectors to the controller.