least expensive PCI bootable dual mini-SAS card

jeeplj8

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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?
 

Filin

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

AidenShaw

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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?
Are you looking for a SAS card, or a SATA III card with a pair of SFF-8087 connectors?
 

jeeplj8

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Are you looking for a SAS card, or a SATA III card with a pair of SFF-8087 connectors?
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
 

AidenShaw

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