I have a "SilverStone ECS04 PCIe to Mini-SAS SFF-8087 Expansion Card" which has 2 mini-SAS SFF-8087 ports - I purchased a SilverStone CPS03 Mini SFF-8087 to SAS/SATA with Sideband Cable which gives me 4 SATA connectors and I have connected two SATA drives to it - this works fine , with no drivers , just a partition and mounting of the new drives.
What I want to do is (for backups) connect a further SATA drive to it in a hotswap bay like IcyDock 3.5" SATA Hard Drive Hot-Swap Mobile Rack for 5.25" Device Bay
I have found one on ebay (it says model MB671IK-B ) but it warns that I must have a SAS capable card to detect the SAS drives and also shows the box with the SAS ticked.
I believe I do have such a SAS capable card - however as I have a SATA cable with this intermediate HDD enclosure - will this work? Or is there a way to make SATA drives with cables or something work with the referenced HDD enclosure? .
Essentially I don't understand why the enclosure says SAS but has 2 SATA connectors. Perhaps it means the internal connectors must be SAS? - or am I just worrying about SAS when as I have no SAS drives this will work
The place I normally buy my drives from does not have SAS drives, the system is Ubuntu , I doubt anything else affects this - but ask and I can update this