I am going to be building out a rack and I would like to re-use all the existing hardware for my NAS device and just put it in a rackmount case.
I currently am running FreeNAS inside a Silverstone SFF tower case: http://www.silverstonetek.com/product.php?pid=452&area=en
With this Mini-ITX mobo: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157467
Using a IBM ServeRaid 1015 HBA card: http://www.amazon.com/LSI-SAS9220-8i-PCI-Express-Controller-46C8933/dp/B00DV5AY2U
I have 8 WD Red Drives in my storage array.
I want to move it to this rackmount case: http://www.norcotek.com/product/rpc-2208/
Do I even still need to use my HBA card? Will a single reverse breakout cable cover all 8 drives or would I need two? Since this mobo only has 6 SATA connectors, would a 2nd reverse breakout cable even work with only 2 SATA ports left? http://www.norcotek.com/product/c-sff8087-4s/
Or should I just stick with my HBA card and use 2x 8087 Mini-SAS to Mini-SAS cables? http://www.norcotek.com/product/c-sff8087-d/