Icydock ToughArmor MB508SP-B alternative

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azee

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hi

i acquired few Toshiba PX05SV 400gb sas3 (15 mm height) sas12 drives and i have Chenbro RM41416 cases with sas6/sata6 speeds, which is connected to LSI SAS 9305-16i ,
and i having difficulty to get the 12g backplane for RM41416 for , ther alternative was to use some thing like ICy dock ToughArmor MB508SP-B . but it will take 2x5.25 inch bay, and RM41416 have only space for 1. any suggestion what alternative i can have?

due to ssd height (15 mm) i can't use iCY dock ToughArmor MB998IP-B.
 
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Have you tried just connecting the backplane to HBA? All Chenbro backplanes I have seen for this chassis were just passive (no expander) ones. There is a chance it would work just fine at 12Gbps with quality cables.
 

azee

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Thanks @zack$ , exactly what i was looking for, now i need to find them in Sweden/EU.
 

azee

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Have you tried just connecting the backplane to HBA? All Chenbro backplanes I have seen for this chassis were just passive (no expander) ones. There is a chance it would work just fine at 12Gbps with quality cables.
Thanks @BeTeP i did connect it via Icydock EZConvert Lite MB882SP-1S-3B to HBA, but i didn't check if its connected at sas2 or sas3 speeds, may be i was blinded that i won't work :) .
thanks for the suggestion, i will check and come back.
 

azee

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i got delayed with an UPS issue, i connect the drive and it connected to 1200 Gbit/s :) .
thanks @BeTeP, you save me spending on 5.25 inch cabinets.
now i can spend that money on my UPS.