Just checked and even the mini-SAS cables I ordered from cross-mark.com don't work. I have a LSI 8308ELP that I had to hot-knife cut the power section off the cable ends years ago (since the drives are in a hotswap backplane that uses molex power).
I wanted to pretty up my cables so I bought Cross-Mark "80cm Mini SAS to 4 x SATA Data Cable". With their cables the drives are unavailible on my LSI 8308elp. So I re-plugged in my old hacked cables and boom availible. Things are not looking good for cross-mark.com
All I want is Raid 6 so I don't have to worry about a 2-drive failure again. My 8308elp is a plenty fast card, but Raid 6 is the whole reason I bought the Perc 6/i to retire my 8308elp.
So I bought these cables now:
I sure hope they know what the heck their doing.
P.S. once I get this all figured out anybody want my 8308elp. It's basically a perc 5/i with two sff-8087 instead of two sff-8484. Plus it has the additional audible alarm and hdd led pinout header.
Edited by eclsnowman - 3/8/11 at 10:00am