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CFF expander + 8i/16i RAID/HBA adapter

The following shows the cable connections for the front 24 x 2.5-inch SAS/SATA + rear 4 x 2.5-inch SAS/SATA configuration with one CFF expander and one 8i/16i RAID/HBA adapter.

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

Figure 1. Front backplane cable routing
Front backplane cable routing

Figure 2. Rear backplane cable routing
Rear backplane cable routing

1 Backplane 1: SAS1 CFF expander: C01 Backplane 4: SAS1 CFF expander: C3
2 Backplane 2: SAS2 CFF expander: C12 Backplane 4: PWR2 Onboard: 7mm power connector
3 Backplane 3: SAS3 CFF expander: C2  
4 CFF expander: RAID/HBA4 8i/16i adapter
  • Gen 4: C0

  • Gen 3: C0C1

5 CFF expander: PWR5 Onboard: CFF EXP PWR