There is some kind of SAS/SATA multiple PORT adapter?

Posted on 2009-12-31
Last Modified: 2013-11-14
I am seeking a good cheap RAID card, i found this one:

its says that have 8 SAS/SATA connectors, but in picture is only visible 2!

In ebay we can see the same card with the same picture, its same product

So, the logic appoint to me a need for some kind of SAS/SATA mutiple port adapter, in other words, a plug that you connect this in RAID Card, and with it, its possible to connect another four HDs.

I found this:

Its that what i ll plug in LSI MegaRAID SAS 8708EM2 ?

I am always open to suggestions and recommendations

Thanks for the attention
Question by:DUX_NEKRON
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    Accepted Solution

    There are 4 lanes on each connector, can be split with cable similar to the one shown or if goes to an external enclosure with a SAS expander in it can trunk 2 or 4 lanes together for higher bandwidth.

    There's more than one type of SAS cable, the card listed has SFF8047 connectors so you need cable with that plug end.

    Author Closing Comment

    Good solution, just a detail to close topic, the cable model needed is SFF-8087 not 8047. Thank you

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