I am considering purchasing an HP D2700 for use with SSDs (Samsung Pro 840's), for use in realtime playback of high resolution images. The D2700 has two I/O modules (which I assume are the actual SAS expanders). However, since the enclosure was designed as a SAS enclosure, the "B" module routes to the second port of the SAS drives.
My question is: can the enclosure be rewired such that the "A" expander goes to drives 1-12, and the "B" expander goes to drives 13-25? I don't need the SAS redundancy since I'll be using SATA SSDs. And as-is, from what I can tell, I'll be limiting myself to a single SAS cable's worth of data (4 x 6Gb/sec), which is insufficient for my needs (I need double that).
Is this possible? Are there SFF-8087 type cables that go from the expanders to the backplane? Or do the expanders/ I/O modules jack straight into the backplane?