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It's time to upgrade an old outdated card. I have been looking at the RocketRaid 2720 but have little experience with these cards. It would be used to create an array of 8x2TB drives. Are the cables that I see sometimes bundled with these necessary or can I just use my normal SATA cables?

 

This is the card I was looking at.

 

Comments appreciated.

 

The reason for the upgrade is that my old card seems to be going to sleep and only a reboot will wake it up. Rosewill 209EX

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I guess that would work.....I run the RAID array for the server in Korea and it works just peachy dandy (as he knocks on wood). I am going to try and rebuild the test box with an Open Filer iSCSI target to present those drives to an ESXi box and on to the VM's.

 

Busy weekend ahead.

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I guess that would work.....I run the RAID array for the server in Korea and it works just peachy dandy (as he knocks on wood). I am going to try and rebuild the test box with an Open Filer iSCSI target to present those drives to an ESXi box and on to the VM's.

 

Busy weekend ahead.

 

Sounds like it. I don't know this for sure, but I think they use SAS connectors on the RAID cards so that the cards can be used for both SAS and SATA drives.

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It's time to upgrade an old outdated card. I have been looking at the RocketRaid 2720 but have little experience with these cards. It would be used to create an array of 8x2TB drives. Are the cables that I see sometimes bundled with these necessary or can I just use my normal SATA cables?

 

This is the card I was looking at.

 

Comments appreciated.

 

The reason for the upgrade is that my old card seems to be going to sleep and only a reboot will wake it up. Rosewill 209EX

 

I have this card and I love it. As was mentioned, you do need breakout cables. If you buy other than highpoint cables, make sure they are "Forward" type cables.

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