I have an HP Proliant DL380 Gen7. The server currently has no drives and is running on the integrated smart array controller. I was looking into replacing the controller with an LSI-9211-8i controller and adding some SATA III (6gbps) drives. I know the controller and the drives will work together but I am not sure if the backplane that the drives connect to will actually cause any kind of incompatibility.
The original spec with the server was SATA II (3gbps) / SAS 6G so thats my concern.
If there is an issue, is there anyway to resolve it?