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I have already 8 drives hooked up the the P800 RAID controller internally. I would like to attach 8 more SATA drives externally. I looked in the documentation but the only thing mentioned for the external ports is HP SAS to Mini Cables with different length options.

The question is:

Do I have to get the HP 50 or 60 Modular Smart Array in order to hook up the hard drives to the external ports?

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Certainly you need it to be one of the HP disk enclosures yes but the P800 supports the MSA 50, 60 & 70.

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