dear Edward, thank you for your input.
however: the c200 and c600 etc link seems to only cover on board controllers.
in regard to the family products list link i had looked at that data before posting this.
i could not find anything. perhaps you could give me a link to a specific page.
i looked at new egg and provantage where i frequently purchase. many people buying Intel raid controllers complained.
some because they had separately bought cable but when the controller arrived it was in the box!!
others complained that they had anticipated cables and it was NOT in the box.
i rec'd cable last controller. i note that another really neat product I bought that was Intel had a "whats in the box" web brochure listing contents when I searched your main site to see what was missing.
i could NOT find such a brochure for RMS25PB080. Thanks again.
The Intel® RAID RS2 and RS25 Family Product Lists and Configuration Guide says "SAS/SATA cables are included in RS2 family products. However, cables are not included in RS25, RMS25 or RMT3 generation products. For these products, Intel has made two accessory SKUs available." It also includes product codes of two different cables,
Thank you for your patience & second reply which cut to the chase. With it i was able to comprehend i was clicking on the wrong choice out of maybe 40 choices to your original link. it is now obvious what link i was to click.
I am now busy studying the wealth of information on cables and so forth presented by your link to see if anything more is needed.