We have an HP SC08Ge SAS/SATA JBOD controller installed in an HP DL585 G6 server. No matter how we configure it, we cannot get this JBOD controller to see individual attached SATA drives.
We attempted to use an SFF-8088 cable on the SC08Ge external connector, and this cable breaks out to four separate ESATA connectors. We plug one of these into an external SATA drive container, but the drives are never seen.
We also tried to connect the controller to an MSA2024 with straight through multiport SAS connectors, and unfortunately this also fails to see any drives in the MSA2024.
There is some basic point about this controller and how it is used and cabled that we are not getting. Can someone please advise?
OS is Windows 2008 R2. We use Disk Management and Rescan option to look for new drives. Nothing appears in Disk Management. When we reboot the system, the SC08Ge BIOS also fails to announce any attached devices.