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as advised by Henry A. in SR2600 add HDD I move my question here.
I want to use our old SR2600 as an Standalone ESXi host.
The Server ist currently equiped with an Adaptec 5405 controller, passive mid plane and 4 disks.
The 4 cables from the Adaptec are connected to SATA_SAS 0 - 3 on the mid plane.
SATA_SAS 4 - 5 are connected to SATA ports on the main board.
There ist also ASR2500SIXDRV for 6th HDD installed which is also connected to a SATA port on the main board.
My plan is, to install an integrated RAID module AXXRMS2MH080 and connect 6 SAS cables to the mid plane.
Then connect the ASR2500SIXDRV to the back plane (connectors L-M, N-O in the picture below).
What makes me confused is the sicker in the upper server cover. It states that only SATA connectors 0 - 4 can be used.
Another point of confusion is the paragraph from http://www.techbuy.com.au/newproducts/2006/10/2/
Does it mean I cannot set up RAID 5 spanning 6 hard drives when using a passive mid plane?