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So I need some RAID cables that end with JUST the sata plug instead of the sata and power sata cables. I want this not what I have already:

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I want to be able to get a hot swap bay but the only ones I found wouldn't fit with the cables I have (pictured above). Most use molex power. Anyone have any input? Thanks!
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Do you mean just SATA cables???

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Do you mean just SATA cables???
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Nope! The cable I have has four sata/sata power plugs on one side and they all go into one plug shown below which plugs into my raid card.

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He's talking about a breakout cable, Raid cards use one SAS connection and break out into 3-4 SATA connections allowing for multiple drives on one SAS port.

http://www.amazon.com/CableHero-Multi-Lane-SFF-8087-Discrete-STRAIGHT/dp/B003BJ2GA4 Would something like this work?

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He's talking about a breakout cable, Raid cards use one SAS connection and break out into 3-4 SATA connections allowing for multiple drives on one SAS port.
http://www.amazon.com/CableHero-Multi-Lane-SFF-8087-Discrete-STRAIGHT/dp/B003BJ2GA4 Would something like this work?
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Looks like it would! If I didn't just have a heart attack at the price... Is that the going rate for those cables? You think anyone on here would have one they'd want to trade? biggrin.gif
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Or, could you use "SATA Data Extension Cables" thinking.gif
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Or, could you use "SATA Data Extension Cables" thinking.gif

For extending SATA cables yes, I believe he is trying to hook up multiple drives to one SCSI port allowing for raid using one cable/port. Think of the old IDE Cables and how they had 1 end connection and several device connections, you were able to plug in multiple hdds/roms to one port on the motherboard.

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Lol@ocn

You need mini-sas to sata. Typically you will see one mini-sas to 4 sata ports. I have a few on my desk but the boss would prob be pissed if I gave it away lol.
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For extending SATA cables yes, I believe he is trying to hook up multiple drives to one SCSI port allowing for raid using one cable/port. Think of the old IDE Cables and how they had 1 end connection and several device connections, you were able to plug in multiple hdds/roms to one port on the motherboard.
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I think he just wants something so he can use his "Hot-Swap" bays smile.gif
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Lol@ocn
You need mini-sas to sata. Typically you will see one mini-sas to 4 sata ports. I have a few on my desk but the boss would prob be pissed if I gave it away lol.

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