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DL185 G5 with P212 and HP SAS Expander for 3Tb upgrade

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DL185 G5 with P212 and HP SAS Expander for 3Tb upgrade

Hello, I would like to upgrade the DL185 G5 Storage servers to take 3Tb hard drives.

Becouse this is not currently supported on the P400 controller.

I am in the process of upgrading he controller to a P212 with a HP SAS expander but realised I may have a problem.


These servers are just backup data so disk speed is not a problem.


If I understand correctly I use the external Port on the P212 to connect to the HP SAS Expander.

Then I need to use 3 or 4 SFF-8087 to SFF-8484 cable (backplane).


My problem is I can't find where to buy the fan out cable with 3/4 SFF-8087 to SFF-8484.


Have I completely mis understood how this works or is this cable really hard to find. I can find Single SFF-8087 to SFF-8484 but won't this only be for the first 3 or 4 hard drives on the backplane?


Thanks for any assistance.



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