More than 8 drives on 2 port mini-sas controller (adaptec 3805) Tags: NAS / RAID SAS Connection Adaptec Controller Storage Last response: January 12, 2011 6:10 PM in Storage Share chris1971 January 12, 2011 12:25:55 AM I have an adaptec 3805 with 2 mini-sas connectors. adaptec says you can connect upto 128 sata drives to that controller. currently I have 2 x 1mini-sas to 4 x sata fanout cables allowing to connect 8 drives. now I want to hook up more drives with a rackmount 16 bay hotswap enclosure. what do i need to buy to connect more than 8 drives ? I assume I would need an adapter that turns the 2 mini-sas into 4 mini-sas. where do i find that and what is such an adapter called? are there different types of backpanes that use the 2 mini-sas o address 16 drives ? cheers chris More about : drives port mini sas controller adaptec 3805 chris1971 January 12, 2011 6:10:10 PM here is the solution for $200 http://www.chenbro.com/corporatesite/products_detail.ph... m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Solved2 Parts: Best SATA III RAID controller and are 2 4 port cards better than 1 8 port? Forum DIY NAS: More than 6 sata ports? / How to connect 8-12 drives... Forum SolvedCan the NZXT Sentry 2 Fan Controller control more than 5 fans? Forum Solvedga-f2a55m-ds2. more than 4 sata ports? Forum SolvedReplace windows 7 with 8.1 on a drive with more than just the OS on it? Forum SolvedMore than 2 hard drives (ssds) on Rampage IV EXTREME? Forum will game controller of usb 2.0 port run properly in 3.0 port of dell inspiron 15,windows 8? Forum I currently have window 8.1 on my 60 gig solid state harddrive when I add 2 more 1 terrabite western digital hard drives to cr Forum Linksys 5 port Hub- Can't connect more than 2 computers to internet Forum Are 3.5" HD's more reliable than 2.5" drives? Forum Keyboard with more than 2 usb ports? Forum Looking for LGA1155 motherboard with more than 2 SATA3 RAID Ports Forum More than 2 Hard Drives? Forum P5AD2, RAID 5, and more than 4 SATA drives ? Forum TS2U: More than 8 sims on a lot! Forum TS2U: More than 8 sims on a lot? Forum Whether the boot drive size can be more than 2TB? Forum More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !