least expensive PCI bootable dual mini-SAS card

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  1. jeeplj8 macrumors member

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    I am wanting to run SATA III speed on 8 drives in my cMP. This includes the 4 main drive bays (using MAxUpgrade drive sleds) and 4 SSD in the second optical bay.

    I need a PCI card that has 2 mini-SAS internal connectors that will boot OSX and Windows. Suggestions?
     
  2. Filin Contributor

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    maybe two 4-ports cards like Syba SD-PEX40054 is best solution? low price (30$), bootable
     
  3. AidenShaw macrumors P6

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    Are you looking for a SAS card, or a SATA III card with a pair of SFF-8087 connectors?
     
  4. jeeplj8 thread starter macrumors member

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    SATA III card with a pair of SAS connectors to use with MaxUpgrades fan cables. The card they sell (areca I think) is around 500. Trying to find a substantially cheaper option.

    Thanks
     
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