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S5520HCT and SAS

luser
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Hi,

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?

Please help.

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idata
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Iserver1,

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.

Regards,

John

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luser
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Hi,

Thanks for reply. S5520HCT supports MegaRAID SAS 9260-4i controller. I just want to add 10 SAS HDDS

without RAID. Is it possible ? Which controller card supports that ?

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SBlitz
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Hi,

You just connect this controller with 1 x cable miniSAS (SFF8087) to fan out 4 x 7pin SATA, each two SATA to each backplane and it works.

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luser
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Thanks for reply. I am bit confused.according to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gCn3sxLHHso https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gCn3sxLHHso

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?

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Edward_Z_Intel
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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.

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luser
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Hi, Thanks for reply. Do I have to setup RAID ? If yes,Why ?

Also, by default does it support 3 TB HDDs? Do I need to update BIOS or change anything ?

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