Dell X4TTX Perc H730p 2GB Cache 12Gbp/s SAS PCI-E External RAID Card
- Brand: Dell
- Part #: X4TTX
- Item Condition: Used
- PERC H730P Adapter
- 12Gb/s SAS 6Gb/s SATA
- PCI-Express 3.0
- 2x4 Internal
- 2GB NV
- Flash Backed Cache
- Hardware RAID
You have a Dell R720xd that didn't come with a RAID controller. It came with a different HBA, say an LSI SAS 9207-8i host bus adapter. You have since acquired a PERC H730P RAID Controller, which needs to be installed. The RAID Controller didn't come with any SAS cables. You understand that you need a Y type SAS cable to connect the backplane to the SAS connector on the system board as shown in figure below:
The R720xd has a 2.5" backplane. i.e. the front looks like this:
So what would be the correct part number for the SAS cable that you would need to buy to connect the backplane to the SAS connector on the system board?
Currently, there are 2 separate SAS cables that connect the backplane to the LSI HBA 9207-8I SAS Controller. They will not physically fit into the SAS connector on the motherboard. You would need the Y type cable as shown in the below diagram.
The cable you would need to connect the raid controller, as seen below, is part number Y1MGK.