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Old 04-20-2011, 07:41 AM   #1
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Default Clarification needed

Hi,

I am searching high and low for a sata contoller card, I need it to control 8 HDD's, preferably I would like it to be fast (6gb), so far I have got one that supports 10 but it only has two ports to connect too(????).
I got another which has 16 ports to connect too BUT it is too big to fit in any slots on the Mobo (Gigabyte GA EX58)
So now I am back to square one and have seen this:-
HighPoint RocketRAID 2680 SAS RAID Controller 8-ch SAS/SATA, Support SATA Raid 0,1,5,10,JBOD, PCI-E x4, NCQ, Low Profile
Does the 8 ch (I guess means channel) mean I can connect the 8 drives too it.
Any info would be appreciated.

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Old 04-20-2011, 12:07 PM   #2
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HighPoint RocketRAID 2680 8-Channel PCI-E x4 SAS/SATA RAID Controlle. ds-dh - Best Computer Online Store Dallas Buy Discount Prices Texas-Axiontech.com

this site seems to think so. Its not 6 gb speeds though.
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Thanks for your responce, however I am still confused....I can see only two connections, even if they are doubled that is four....How on earth am I supposed to connect the other four drives....I have even been to the highpoint site and the image is the standard one seen on every site....so I am back to square one
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It uses a sas cable that connect to four sata drives per 1 sas connector so u have two connectors so that's 8sata drives. Correct me if I wrong, but that's what I got out of it.


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