Interesting Find - IBM 12 port SAS Expander

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  1. sboesch

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    I have seen a couple of these on ebay of late. I am tempted to play with one.
     
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    I noticed those last week too. Its a very curious item - a 12-port expander seems like a strange thing to even build.

    Unless I misunderstand, it takes 1x 4-port 8087 in and gives 2x 4-port 8087 out, so its really only a net gain of 4 ports. Of course I guess if you have a 12-drive chassis it could be quite useful - but you can get a 2nd M1015 for almost the same price and have 16 ports net.
     
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  3. sboesch

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    It just sold, looks like I won't be getting that one!
     
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    Do the input ports come via the PCIe port, wonder how this expands with no SAS inputs

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    Click piccy for item.

     
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  5. cactus

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    These remind me of the Sun SLC Flash cards dba had posted.
     
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