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My hardware is HP xw8600 running opesource offshot of of Solaris 11 (openindiana)
The machine is setup as 2x Xeon (3.33htz) with 32 GB Ram
I have 4 sata discs currently connected and want to add two more.
The way it is currently setup is the power connectors for hdd come down from power unit in a string of 4
all pre shaped to connect to 4 hdd.
I and to add some more of those power cables. I suspect there is an open connector in a cable strapped wad
nearer the PU. I see at least 2 of the old fashioned looking female connectors that accept a 4 prong male.
side of the platic is always beveled... and these are as well.
I vaguely remember that one can connect into that 4 pronger that addapts to regular skinny flat sata connectors.
Hopefully someone will know what I'm talking about and if there are likely to be more connections available. I don't
to take the cable straps off and make a big mess without hearing from someone that knows this madel of workstation.
I also have questions about the other end sata cables.. the ones that go to the actual sata ports.
I see my sata ports appear to be color coded. left to right on the top row of ports:
2 red 3 gray 1 blue (I'm only using the 3 gray and 1 blue so far)
Then under that is another row of white sata looking ports that I think are SAS
I've included 2 trimmed down images:
img1 shows the HDD cupboard and the string of 4 sata power connectors and port connectors
img2 shows the sata port arrangement
I hope somecan explain what the color code means and if I can use the 2 bright red ones that are open to
2 more hdd.
The following pdf manual explaions and shows the options for using the SATA and SAS connections on the motherboard.
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