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8i/16i RAID/HBA adapter + retimer card

The following shows the cable connections for the 8 x 2.5-inch AnyBay configuration with one 8i/16i RAID/HBA and one retimer card.


Backplane 1: SAS

8i/16i* RAID/HBA adapter on PCIe slot 2:

  • Gen 3: C0C1

  • Gen 4: C0

Backplane 1: NVMe 0-1, 2-3

Onboard: PCIe 1, PCIe 2

Backplane 1: NVMe 4-5, 6-7

Retimer card on PCIe slot 1: C0, C1


*If a 16i RAID adapter is used, SAS cable 1 has an extra dummy connector (not shown in below illustration) to connect to the other connector of the 16i RAID adapter.

Connections between connectors: 11, 22, 33, ... nn

Figure 1. SAS/SATA cable routing
SAS/SATA cable routing
Figure 2. NVMe cable routing
NVMe cable routing