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I'm afraid this is going to be a very noob question, sorry.
I am looking at the RES2SV240 card from Intel. I have never used SAS or an expander, and I'm a bit confused about how it works.
First, the description on their website says the card has 8 SFF-8087 connectors. The picture next to it only shows 6 connectors. Is that a mistake in the description?
Second, and really my main question, how does one connect this up? From other discussions I've read, the PCIe connector is only for power. So if I connect the 6 connectors to 24 HDDs, how do I connect the RAID/JBOD controller? Or do I have to keep at least one SFF-8087 to connect to the controller and therefore be limited to 20 HDDs?