SFF-8087 & SFF-8484 Cabling for SAS Controllers

GreenLED

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I'm a bit confused by this approach to connecting a SAS controller. Why is this person using two different brands of cables? It shouldn't matter. I guess my question is, why did he even mention the brands? Any ideas?

In the link below, do a text search for the phrase "Hi All, got everything resolved & figured out for the Dell PE2950 and the H700 Controller." Once thre, read the posting by JimH01 on January 25, 2015.

Spiceworks Forum Posting by JimH01
 

kirbyrj

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Brand shouldn't matter. I used a budget basement set of ebay cables attached to my SAS controller (IT mode with regular SATA drives) for years without issue.

I wouldn't read into a forum post from 5 years ago either. The issue could have been resolved by a hardware/software update.
 
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