I've slightly messed up with the purchase of a 2nd hand server (Dell R710) and need a little assistance.
I had (wrongly) assumed that the server had RAID controller but it hasn't, so I need some help with the bits that I have got and what I need to buy to get where I want.
I want to connect 2x SATA 3.5" drives.
The server has no RAID card and the 4x3.5" backplane for the drives is a UL94V-0 unit. It is labelled SAS_A, so I'm not sure if I can use it for SATA drives.
There is no cable from this backplane, presumably because there is no RAID card installed for it to connect to.
Would I be correct in assuming that I could go ahead and purchase an H700 RAID controller card (with the data cables) and this would achieve what I need?
Is there a problem that the backplane is labelled SAS? I understand that this will be OK, but what about the connector on the UL94V, will this be OK to connect to the H700 directly for use with SATA drives? Or do I need to look at replacing the backplane also?
Any help at this stage would be greatly appreciated.