Howdy Odditory! I've done a bunch of reading in the HP SAS Expander thread and also read the Areca 1680 thread but I'm still having an issue. I can't get the external ports to work when I connect the two together w/ an SFF8088 cable from Tekram. I've tried w/ the SES2 enabled & disabled. I've also tried combinations of the mux being set to auto/internal & external. No luck.
I can get the 1680ix-12 & HP SAS Expander to play nice when I connect them internally w/ an SFF8087 but the performance is half as fast as when I use just the 1680 alone (testing them w/ 8 - 500GB Samsung HDs.)
Any ideas? I'm running Areca 1680ix-12 w/ v. 1.48 & HP SAS Expander 2.02.
Thanks for your time, I'm sure you're busy!
ps. I had read one of your posts saying that if you use the external cable it bypasses the expander on the Areca card so you're not talking expander to expander. I was hoping it would help w/ performance!
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Hey Odditory, would you happen to live in the SF Bay Area? I'm trying to figure out a way to get my HP SAS expander firmware upgraded, and if you are in the area, I'd be happy to pay you to upgrade it for me. I'd rather not take the system down for a few days to deal with shipping etc...