If so, i do apoligize - I saw "ref=" in the link and made an assumption. Too many places people poste ref links without making a notice of it.Normally I'd agree, except there's no ref link... but thanks for the kind words- it'll help me remember to post deals to the community in the future.
Google "amazon goldbox deal of the day", click "Gold Box Deals | Today's Deals - Amazon.com" then click "See Details" and you'll have the same link that I posted.
The cage has nothing to do with powering up the backplane. It's just a piece of steel to hold the drives in place.
The backplane needs 12V through a Molex MicroFitJr3.0 8-pin connector - I just made an adapter from the Dell original cable.
As for the speed I said it a few times already (and even posted a link to the PEX8632 spec) that it is PCIe 2.0. Expecting PCIe 3.0 support from a $25 card is a little bit too much.
Post. Post like your life depended on it! Lol! Nah Im just playing. Thanks for posting :.)It's all good- no worries.