[OpenIndiana-discuss] Need a PCI e-sata card for OI151a
dswartz at druber.com
Tue Mar 27 18:07:08 UTC 2012
On 3/27/2012 2:02 PM, Jason Matthews wrote:
> e-SATA shares the same electrical specification as SATA. The primary
> difference is in the cable shielding specification. I would consider using a
> LSI card and an adapter to go from the non/lightly shielded internal SATA
> cable to the heavily shielded e-SATA cable. I am not aware of anyone who
> makes one with a repeater to maintain super high signal quality but it
> should work w/o such a device (supermicro does it all the time ;-], where as
> Intel doesn't).
> If you get an 8-port card you could dump your onboard ports altogether and
> get the hot-plug you deserve. For 1068e based products you'll want the
> SAS3801-R -- while it comes with the RAID firmware it is designed for
> internal ports. The plan SAS3081 has two four port external plugs which you
> don't want.
> You should be able to flash the SAS3081-R with the IT firmware or simply not
> configure RAID on it, in which case the drives are exposed as JBODs by
Jason, I appreciate the input, but as I said, I'm already slot limited.
My mobo only has one pci-e slot, and that is occupied by the 8-port
m1015 HBA :(
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