sas expander

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    Adaptec SASexpander issue: drives invisible and can't upgrade firmware

    I am using an adaptec 6405E sas controller with an adaptec 82885t expander card (connected with a sff-8087 to sff-8643 cable), but the expander appears as "Adaptec Virtual SGPIO" both in the controller utility before boot and in arcconf command line utility (when I list slot configuration using...
  2. Zarathustra[H]

    FS: Supermicro BPN-SAS2-846EL1 Backplane with SAS Expander

    For sale is a Backplane (with metal bracket) I removed from my Supermicro SC846 chassis. The Backplane has an internal SAS expander and is designed to be connected to your SAS Raid Card (or HBA) with a single 4x SFF-8087 cable. (Can accept adapter cables for SFF-8643 controllers) It is...
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    Sas controller with backplane

    I am new to using this type of equipment for data storage. I am using a unraid custom build that I put together. I am running three controller cards (all just running jbod) with 15 sata drives's in a lilan case. It's running ok, but I need more storage. I was given two servers that I could...
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    Maximum # harddisk a motherboard can handle with 2 SAS expanders

    I'm new to this JBOD thing so bear with me.. Planning to build gigantic Media server running Ubuntu. I just bought 1 HP SAS expander and an IBM M1015 SAS Card which has 2 SFF8087 ports, meaning it can hold up to 2 SAS expanders... I've measured the mobo and it looks like 2 SAS expander could...