Does anyone know if it is possible to swap out the Intel A1450 Backplane for a SATA backplane that has the same connections and form factor?
A1450 is here: http://www.amazon.com/Intel-A1450SCSIKIT-Cable-Server-A1450SCIKIT107/dp/B000X33B64
Yes, you can replace it with the A1450SATAKIT. See http://www.intel.com/support/motherboards/server/sb/CS-020561.htm for the complete list of compatible parts.
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