HighPoint's standalone 2-meter cable price: $120, PN: 8644-8644-220 (Listed on HighPoint.com as Available)
HighPoint's standalone 1-meter cable price: $ 90, PN: 8644-8644-210 (Listed on HighPoint.com as 'Out of Stock')
HighPoint MSRP for SSD6540 package : $1,000 (which is kinda absurd for an HBA + an ext 4-bay enclosure if you ask me) and on eBay,
The Icy Dock is a lot less money, but it's even worse value in some regards as it's a fan and enclosure for $250 (on eBay right now).
I mean, again, the alternative is just having the drives laying around with a reg. fan blowing on them.
An eBay listing for a HighPoint SSD6540 ... is $500 (assuming it even includes the HBA)
But it's not like it's a Disk Shelf with a controller or something, it's just a "dumb" enclosure w fans and a power switch.
It's little more than something that 'holds' drives with fans + and power switch at (MSRP) $1,000 and "a bargain" at $500 ??
And who knows if they're even including an HBA with that one. The $800 one however looks new so SHOULD be inclusive...
As such, it should include the SSD7144 "RAID controller" (though I think it has an HBA mode) & the SFF cables.
It'd be nice to find either for a tolerable price that doesn't insult one's sense of value ...
BUT, I'd still need another HBA (for external NVMe devices, if I work a deal on the HighPoint unit...
But then I'd need an external Supermicro HBA also, of which, I think this is probably closest to the ReTimer card: