casperse Posted October 16, 2020 Share Posted October 16, 2020 Hi All I currently have the following setup: MB - Gigabyte C246-WU4 (PCI gen3) -> 10 x Sata 3 ports drives LSI Logic SAS 9201-16i PCI-e 2.0 x8 SAS 6Gbs HBA Card --> 16 drives Total of 26 drives + Nvme Case: Servercase UK SC-4324S - Norco RPC-4224 4U (Backplane with Mini-SAS 36 Pin SFF-8087 til Mini-SAS 36 Pin SFF-8087) So I have (Like most people limited PCI slots available) and I have "alot" of older enterprise drives that I might (future) want to put in this bad boy case: Chenbro-NR40700-4U-Storinator-48-bay - Maybee Unraid will support a dual arrays in the future :-) I have googled and it looks like the SAS 9305-24i Host Bus Adapter - x8, PCIe 3.0, 8000 MB/s Is useable with the backplane on the above case Questions Can anyone confirm this controller will work with this case? - (Chenbro-NR40700-4U-Storinator-48-bay + Expansion module backplate)? Would I see any speed increase when using this new controller in my existing system? (Parity time? - when all the drives is spindles but all drives are 7200rpm and newer faster drives - the old: LSI Logic SAS 9201-16i say "Up to 6Gb/s" and the new one is 12 GB/s but the case says "24x hot-swappable SATA/SAS 6G drive bays" so I am not really sure this will provide any gain? Then again might be better to spend the money on newer and bigger drives replacing older and smaller ones, not adding a bunch of smaller drives (Cost: case+control card) also adding increase in power consumption As always your input is much appreciated Quote Link to comment
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