5 Replies Latest reply on Feb 20, 2018 9:52 PM by Intel Corporation

    cable for RS3DC080 to SAS disks

    TheGerm

      Hi,

       

      I have a server with a RAID controller RS2BL080 which has died.

      I purchased a RS3DC080 but now I need a different cable to connect to Controller card.

       

      I have found two that might do the job, but I'm unsure

       

      AXXCBL450HD7S

      AXXCBL650HDMS

       

      Can anybody confirm which one I should use.

       

      Thanks for any help.

       

      ..Paul Kean

        • 1. Re: cable for RS3DC080 to SAS disks
          Intel Corporation
          This message was posted on behalf of Intel Corporation

          Hello TheGerm,

          Thanks for joining the community.

          Could you please attach the server board model, or chassis model, if you have a hdd backplane or if hdds are directly connected to the RAID controller please.

          This in order to look for the correct Configuration Guide and provide you with the exact part number that you need.

          Pretty much what you need is a SFF-8043 to SFF-8039 cable and the part numbers that you found are compatible for a couple of servers boards so I just want to make sure.

          Regards

          Jose A
           

          • 2. Re: cable for RS3DC080 to SAS disks
            TheGerm

            Hi Jose,

             

            The server is an ASUS Z10PE-D16 Series.and the disks are connected to the RAID controller.

            The problem is that new controller (RS3DC080) has a very connector from the old RAID controller

            and I just want to make sure I am buying the right cable.

             

            Thanks for your help

             

            ..Paul

            • 3. Re: cable for RS3DC080 to SAS disks
              Intel Corporation
              This message was posted on behalf of Intel Corporation

              Hello TheGerm,

              If I am understanding correctly you are trying to connect SAS drives directly to the RAID controller. The issue is as follows. Both cables you found have 1 HD connector (SFF-8643) to a 4 SATA (SFF-8639) connectors or 1 MiniSAS connector

              Cable AXXCBL450HD7S will allow you to connect the RAID controller directly to SATA drives only.

              Cable AXXCBL650HDMS will allow you to connect the RAID controller to a SAS/SATA backplane

              There are no HD to SAS cables manufactured by Intel. To accomplish this you will require a SAS/SATA backplane. You will probably find some 3rd party cables but Intel really don't recommend to use them since you might experience reliability issues.

              For more info you could check the Intel RAID Controller cabling guide: https://www.intel.com/content/dam/support/us/en/documents/server-products/c610_enclosure_cabling_guide_v11.pdf

              Hope this helps

              Jose A.

              • 4. Re: cable for RS3DC080 to SAS disks
                TheGerm

                Hi Jose,

                 

                Thanks for your help and explanation. I checked the pdf you reference and I found the cable I need there.

                Its a AXXCBL875HDMS.

                 

                The disks are connected to a back-plane. The unit holds 8 disks, although only three are installed. Each bank of 4 is connected to one back-plane, so there are two cables from the controller card, one for each back-plane

                 

                Regards

                ..Paul

                • 5. Re: cable for RS3DC080 to SAS disks
                  Intel Corporation
                  This message was posted on behalf of Intel Corporation

                  Hello TheGerm,

                  I am glad to hear that you were able to get the information you were looking for. 

                  I will proceed to mark this thread as resolved. If you have further issues or questions please go ahead and create a new topic.

                  Jose A.