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You can mix SATA and SAS on the same controller. I do it sometimes. It works best when you have dedicated drive connections (e.g. 4-lane connectors to a non-oversubscribed backplane or to a 4-disk breakout cable). Just avoid mixing types when a SAS expander is involved. The reasoning? ...direct attaching SATA disks to SAS HBAs should work just fine. It's ...
From what I understand the card only has 4 sata ports but you can use SAS drives if you have the right connectors (presumably SAS-> sata). To use more than 4 of either drive you would need to connect a sas expander to the card using a reverse SATA to SFF-8087 breakout cable and then connect the extra drives to the expander
Worth a shot for detecting your drives barring the drives are not larger than 2 TBs as noted in comments by techie007 Scanning for New Drives Dell SAS RAID Storage Manager normally detects newly installed disk drives and displays icons for them in the Dell SAS RAID Storage Manager window. If for some reason Dell SAS RAID Storage Manager does not detect a ...
It turned out to be my cables. I was originally using some as-cheap-as-can-be SFF-8484 to 4X SATA cables on eBay, just like these. Then I bought some nice Tripp-Lite cables with the same specifications, and now my HBA detects drives no problem. Moral of the story? It's usually cheap for a reason.
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