Connector cables for connecting "Intel RS2WC080 8-port SAS RAID Controller" card to SATA hard drives

I have an "Intel RS2WC080 8-port SAS RAID Controller - Serial ATA/600 - PCI Express 2.0 x8" RAID controller card.

I would like to connect this RAID controller card to SATA hard drives that I will be using in a non-RAID configuration. Each hard drive will be connected and accessed through its own drive letter within Server 2016.

Are there any cables available (such as "octopus cables" that I can plug into this RAID controller card that will then provide me with connectors for plugging in 4 SATA hard drives?

If so please provide me with the URL addresses of where I can purchase such cables or adapters from.
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IT GuyNetwork EngineerAuthor Commented:
Can you provide me with the URL addresses for purchasing this adapter cable from Amazon?

I would prefer to order this from Amazon so that I will be able to get it faster.

Is this the right adapter to order from Amazon?

https://www.amazon.com/Cable-Matters-Internal-Mini-SAS-Feet/dp/B01BW1U1GS/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1523899672&sr=8-1&keywords=0.5m+SFF-8087+to+SFF-8482+x+4+Fanout+SAS&dpID=41Y%252BBTA7u4L&preST=_SY300_QL70_&dpSrc=srch
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andyalderCommented:
Yes, a couple of them will do assuming you have that type of power connectors (normal SATA power connectors) available. They have the same thing with Molex connectors in case you have older power connectors.
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IT GuyNetwork EngineerAuthor Commented:
Andyalder,

Sorry I posted that link too fast. The link I had previously posted looks like it has SAS connectors on the end where I need it to have 4 SATA connectors.

Is this cable listed below the right type of cable for connecting the "Intel RS2WC080 8-port SAS RAID Controller - Serial ATA/600 - PCI Express 2.0 x8" RAID controller card" to 4 SATA hard drives?

Please confirm.

https://www.amazon.com/StarTech-com-SAS8087S450-Serial-Attached-Cable/dp/B004KDO22K/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1523901351&sr=8-1&keywords=50cm+Serial+Attached+SCSI+SAS+Cable+SFF-8087+4x+Latching+SATA&dpID=41D08vCp4-L&preST=_SY300_QL70_&dpSrc=srch
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andyalderCommented:
SAS connectors are fine, you can plug SATA disks into SAS connectors, you cannot plug SAS disks into SATA connectors.

The latching one you posted above will also work, but has no power. Assume you have enough internal SATA power connectors.

Personally I don't like latching SATA connectors, if there is nothing for them to latch onto (older drives) they don't grip as well with just the contacts.

You seem to be picking the expensive ones. https://www.amazon.com/CableCreation-SFF-8087-female-Controller-Backplane/dp/B013G4EOEY/ref=sr_1_3?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1523902334&sr=1-3&keywords=sff8087+sata&dpID=51MI5O4r11L&preST=_SY300_QL70_&dpSrc=srch
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IT GuyNetwork EngineerAuthor Commented:
Yes I already have enough SATA power connectors available.

I'm replacing an existing RAID controller card that is starting to have issues.
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andyalderCommented:
Why are you using a SAS RAID controller when a SATA HBA is much cheaper?

The Intel card won't play with the disks from a different controller, the metadata is different so you would lose the current data on the disks. Not sure if the card you list can be put into HBA-mode, if you're stuck with RAID you can just make each disk a RAID0 though normally.
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IT GuyNetwork EngineerAuthor Commented:
What are some good SATA HBA controller cards that I can use?
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