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Attach 4 sata s AND 6 ssd on hp NL 40 microserver

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Hi,

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Is it possible to attach the 4 sata disks AND 6 extra ssd s WITHOUT an extra lsi card? F e does a cable (octopus) exist to attach 6 ssd to motherboard (not using the one for internal sata disks of course)?

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The N40L only has a drive cage for four standard 3.5" disks, so the Answer is NO and standard support for 4 SATA 2 disks from the motherboard.

does a cable (octopus) exist to attach 6 ssd to motherboard (not using the one for internal sata disks of course)?

I'm afraid not, motherboard connector supports 4 SATA devices only, not 6.

If you have hacked your BIOS, you could include another 2 SATA 2 disks.

So that would be a total of 6 devices, 4 connected from motherboard, and 2 connected, one from motherboard using standard SATA cable, and 1 from the rear using an eSATA to SATA cable.
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