1 Reply Latest reply on Sep 26, 2012 12:57 PM by john_s@intel

    Have AXX6DRV3GEXP need AXX6DRV6GEXP

    hadders

      Hi all,

       

      I've got an Intel 6 drive chassis with the 3Gbps backplane installed in an expander form.

      Obviously this is how it gets the name 6DRV 3G EXP...

      What I need is a 6Gbps backplane to support the link speed of 6Gbps from my SAS 6Gbps drives.

      It's working right now at 3Gbps as that's the backplane limit.

      Is there such a piece of hardware?

      Is there one coming?

      Am I meant to use something else entirely?

       

      Thanks in advance.6DRV

        • 1. Re: Have AXX6DRV3GEXP need AXX6DRV6GEXP
          john_s@intel

          hadders,

           

          Intel is no longer putting expander phys on backplanes. This ended with the AXX6DRV3GEXP and AXX4DRV3GEXP expander backplanes, which are limited to 3Gb/s SAS/SATA. We have updated all the current non-expander backplanes to support 6Gb signaling. Customers must direct connect, or use expander cards, such as the Intel® RAID Expander Cards RES2SV240, RES2CV240 or RES2CV360 to support more than 8 drives.

           

          Regards,

          John