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8 Drive RAID Controller in 10 Drive Server

2020-12-16, 14:40 PM

Hello,

     I have a sr630 with a 10 drive back plane. It came with a 530-16i RAID controller. As that did not support RAID 5, the account ordered a 530-8i controller. Since this has one less connection than what is coming out of the server drive back plane, is it possible to connect the first two into the new 530-8i controller (here labelled c0/c1) or will a new drive back plane and/or cable kit be needed?
     Here's pictures of the new and old cards:


 

     I've gone up in connections before but never down. Any help or advice would be greatly appreciated. The account is aware that this will only support 8 drives and not all 10.

TLDR: Will a 530-8i raid adapter work on a SR630 2.5" Anybay 10-Bay Backplane?

Thanks!

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Re:8 Drive RAID Controller in 10 Drive Server

2020-12-17, 3:56 AM

Hi HiImDave

According to the ThinkSystem SR630 Setup Guide section Internal cable routing, the original cable routing for your SR630 with a 10 drive back plane and 530-16i RAID controller is as below.

If you switch to 8i controller, you can refer to the cable routing as below. You don't need connect the SAS 2 connector on the back plane.

 

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Re:8 Drive RAID Controller in 10 Drive Server

2020-12-17, 3:56 AM

Hi HiImDave

According to the ThinkSystem SR630 Setup Guide section Internal cable routing, the original cable routing for your SR630 with a 10 drive back plane and 530-16i RAID controller is as below.

If you switch to 8i controller, you can refer to the cable routing as below. You don't need connect the SAS 2 connector on the back plane.

 

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Re:8 Drive RAID Controller in 10 Drive Server

2020-12-17, 13:49 PM

This is exactly the answer that I was looking for. I've installed a thousand of these but never ran into this. Thanks!

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