I’ve been building PC’s for about 30 years now, but I’m a complete noob when it comes to enterprise. I’ve been building an Unraid server to replace my aging QNAP server. The new server will be used as a media server and various usenet services (like Radarr, Sonarr, nzbGet, etc.). My Plex Server is in a HP-290. This is my build so far.
- Case: Supermicro CSE-846 (24 hot-swap HDD bays)
- Backplane: BPN-SAS2-846EL1
- Motherboard: Supermicro X10DRH-CLN4
- CPU: 2x Xeon E5-2670 v3 (12 Core, 2.3 Ghz)
- RAM: 32 GB DDR4 ECC 2400 Mhz
The motherboard includes LSI 3008 SAS3 Controller. The board has has 2 mini-SAS ports that can connect to a total of 8 drives.
I’m out of my depth, but I think I need a cable or cables from the motherboard to a HBA expander. And then from the expander to the backplane. The backplane has 2 cables coming off of it - I think it’s a 8087 to 8087 - hopefully visible in the picture I uploaded since I’ve never used SAS connectors before.
I’d like help with which HBA card or expander cards I need, and which cables I’ll need to connect everything. Thanks.