I want to install twelve 3TB SATA HDD on SR2612URR. Server Board S5520UR only have 6 SATA ports but I need 12 SATA ports.
I donot want any RAID.
If I buy a RAID Controller RS2WC080 to connect 6 additional HDD. Will it solve the issue ?
The Intel® Server System SR2612UR has an active SAS Midplane. The midplane is designed 24-port SAS expander. The midplane provides SAS connectivity between any attached SAS host adapter and the 12 3.5-inch SAS/SATA hard disk drives located in the front of the system.
Look a the SR2612UR http://www.intel.com/support/motherboards/server/s5520ur/sb/CS-030023.htm Technical Product Specification or http://www.intel.com/support/motherboards/server/s5520ur/sb/CS-030022.htm Service Guide for more information on the 24-port SAS expander midplane.
What you need is a SAS host adapter that does what you need to plug into the expander midplane.