I believe the MegaRAID SAS 9260-4i controller is a 4 individual port RAID card. With a 6 Drive Bay Hot Swap Expander (AXX6DRV3GEXP) and a 4 Drive Bay Expander (AXX4DRV3GEXP) you can have 10 drives. Usually in this situation you would run two cables from the controller to each expander backplane.
I recommend verifying that the controller you want to use is validated with the S5520HCT server board. Check the S5520HCT Tested memory & hardware list.
Yes you will have to set up the RAID using the RAID controller configuration utilities.
Thanks for reply. S5520HCT supports MegaRAID SAS 9260-4i controller. I just want to add 10 SAS HDDS
without RAID. Is it possible ? Which controller card supports that ?
You just connect this controller with 1 x cable miniSAS (SFF8087) to fan out 4 x 7pin SATA, each two SATA to each backplane and it works.
Thanks for reply. I am bit confused.according to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gCn3sxLHHso
it has four SAS/SATA connector((SFF8087), so it can support four SAS/SATA HDDs.
However, it said it can support 32 SAS/SATA devices ! how?
Can you give a link which explains the cabling?
SAS controllers support expander, which allows you to connect more devices. With SC5600BRP, you can have one 6-drive expander backplane and one 4-drive expander backplane, so that you can have a total of 10 drives in your system. Each expander backplane has two connectors to the controller.
Hi, Thanks for reply. Do I have to setup RAID ? If yes,Why ?
Also, by default does it support 3 TB HDDs? Do I need to update BIOS or change anything ?