Hi guys, first time building a home server here, and I’m confused by how connecting storage connection would work.
From what I can tell, the backplane has 12 SAS connectors. On the other hand, the motherboard (X10DRU-i+) has 10 SATA3 ports.
- Does that mean, if I’m to use all SATA drives, that I can directly connect up to 10 of those without having to purchase an additional PCI-e HBA? How would the wiring look in this case?
- If not, or If I want to use SAS drives, how would a HBA fit in my setup?
- Regardless of what I asked, what do you think would be the most natural setup if I plan to utilize all 12 drive bays?
Sorry if my questions don’t even make sense : p I’ve only been reading up on DIY servers for the last couple of days or so.