It has 2x "input" SFF-8087 (8x SAS lanes) ports that connect to a compatible SAS controller (HBA or RAID), and provides 4x SFF-8087 ports (16x SAS lanes) to connect to hard drives. This allows you to expand the number of hard drives you can connect to with your SAS controller without having to add another SAS controller. These units have been updated to firmware version 634A. This is important because older versions have bugs that might prevent some hard drives from working with this SAS expander.I have fully tested these units in my server with an LSI SAS2008 based HBA SAS controller running ZFS on Linux. If you need an HBA to go with this, please check out the HBA IT mode controllers. Feel free to ask any questions. I'm aware of counterfeit products on the market, and I make every effort to ensure that what I sell are not counterfeit. I have a YouTube channel with many helpful videos. Look for "Art of Server" on YouTube. I fully test the HBAs I sell. See my testing process on YouTube.
I clean the server components I sell. You will not receive something covered in dust, or have unwanted stickers/labels, etc. I love what I do!I've used ZFS for many years. I'm familiar with ZFS on Linux, FreeNAS, and many of the technologies commonly used by other enthusiasts. How can you deny my cute, cuddly charm? Who is the Art of Server? I'm a cat lover and a server enthusiast.
I've operated my own rack of servers at home for almost 20 years. I've helped many friends and strangers with their servers.
Oh, and I love cats. The item "IBM ServeRAID 16-Port 6Gbps SAS-2 SATA Expansion Adapter 46M0997 Firmware 634A" is in sale since Thursday, October 18, 2018. This item is in the category "Computers/Tablets & Networking\Enterprise Networking, Servers\Server Components\Disk Controllers/RAID Cards". The seller is "theartofserver" and is located in Chula Vista, California. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Belgium, France, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Antigua and barbuda, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint kitts and nevis, Saint lucia, Montserrat, Turks and caicos islands, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman islands, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Uruguay.