Yeah, I did some googling last night, and most of the ones I found didnt seem to work with SAS3 drives. I wonder if I need to find a SFF-8643 to 4x SFF-8680 instead to be sure.. They seem very expensive tho, 60-70$ each..
Ouch, never heard of that.
Have not used direct attached cables for regular operations in a while though, just for debugging and there the aforementioned 2 port cables I got are ok (and still have molex power).
Sound like you'll have to do trial and error unless somebody beat you to it and shares...
Will do, once disks and cables arrives in a few weeks. How do you stresstest these harddrives to know that they are working as they should? Im used to WD Greens, so 12Gbps SAS3 drives is something new for me