Thanks for the pictures and clarification. I don't think they are the same controllers but same idea. I think I'll be spending a lot of time on these forums picking peoples brains because this is all new to me
Yes; same idea. I have the HP 2720 which uses the same technology of 2 x SAS ports which break out into eight (four each) SATA or SAS drives. I use SATA drives because they're cheaper.