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Master_Scythe

8484 SAS card with 3TB support

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So I've gotten my hands on some old HP servers.

Best thing? I've stuffed this sucker full of hot swap drive bays, 12 bays in total.

 

Even got them all recognised in the old Smart Array controllers!!!! How cool is that?!?

Then the problem hits.

These controllers don't support HBA\JBOD mode, and seem to have a 2.2TB limit.

 

 

So, I'm looking for a card that DOESNT have the 3TB bottleneck, is PCI-E, and takes 8484 connectors (unless adapter cables exist? Ill ebay this....)

 

Preferably old server stuff, as it means the cards are in the double digits for cost, not triple.

 

Thanks for any help everyone!

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Auction/clearance houses can be helpful. These days plenty of auctions are online but in some cases you have to be able to physically go and pick up the items. Often you can go beforehand and inspect the stuff before you bid.

 

There's a local one here that deals with plenty of ex-gov stuff. Seems they can do freight as well.

https://www.allbids.com.au/ALLBIDS/

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Auction/clearance houses can be helpful. These days plenty of auctions are online but in some cases you have to be able to physically go and pick up the items. Often you can go beforehand and inspect the stuff before you bid.

 

There's a local one here that deals with plenty of ex-gov stuff. Seems they can do freight as well.

https://www.allbids.com.au/ALLBIDS/

 

Mad, I'll look into that.

 

 

im looking at this right now:

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Dell-PERC-H200-8Port-6Gb-s-SAS-SATA-Controller-Card-Adapter-LSI-9211-8I-Original-/272225335531?hash=item3f61e4f8eb:g:ubMAAOSw6kxXICJ8

 

with a few of these

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Mini-SAS-36pin-to-SAS-32-pin-cable-SFF-8087-SFF-8484-/261697886604?hash=item3cee68d98c:m:m1E0ChUflAfk2aVG7TP-XdQ

 

 

PLEASE tell me i'm right in assuming the 'caddy' is just a caddy? It takes an 8484 connector, and is HP branded, but it LOOKS like its just a holder and a voltage regulator.

If I have a 'new' SAS controller, and the 36 to 32 pin connector, they'll still work?

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