troubleshooting Question

How to enable SATA ports 5 and 6 on B120i Controller?

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Mark LitinFlag for United States of America asked on
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HI, and thanks for any assist.

I'm configuring a HP ProLiant ML350e Gen 8 server for a client, and I would like to set it up with three RAID 1 arrays, - one for the boot and  (80GB SSD), two for application and user/company data (2 x 500GB), and two for backup (2x 2TB)

The on-board Array controller is a B120i with six SATA ports.  I've installed the pairs for system and data in slots 1-4 which are recognized, and I was able to create the corresponding arrays.  However the 2TB drives in slots 5 and 6 did not appear to be powered up, and as such, I was unable to set them up.

I have seen that the card holding the SATA connectors is powered and has two connector ports, only one of which is connected via a cable connected to the mobo.  I have looked for. and have not been able to find what I assume will be a riser card and corresponding cable to connect to the second port and connect the drives.  Please see the photo included for what I see.

Am I correct in my assumptions?  And if so can anyone identify the parts needed to connect drives 5 and 6 so that they can be used?

Thanks so much.  I've looked for a day and have not seen what I need.
Casey Weaver
Managed Services Windows Engineer III

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