Raid card says it supports 16 devices but only ports for 8. Tags: NAS / RAID Hard Drives Devices Storage Product Last response: July 4, 2012 1:52 AM in Storage Share motoknown June 23, 2012 12:12:35 PM Hey I was looking at purchasing the Intel RT3WB080 Raid card. Link http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... The card comes with ports for 8 hard drives ... but if you read the description it says it supports up to 16 drives. How do I add 16 drives? Thanks More about : raid card supports devices ports Dereck47 a c 531 G Storage June 23, 2012 2:14:07 PM The description says it is compatible with SAS Expanders, so you would have 16 drives inside a SAS Expander. http://sasexpanders.com/ m 0 l motoknown June 24, 2012 12:27:52 AM But, there are no external ports .... m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer motoknown July 4, 2012 1:52:40 AM Anyone have experience with the 24 port intel expander. I am about to buy one of those plus this card. Plan to run 24 HDDs. 3TBs ... need it for work data storage. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedMy Ram cards 16Gb and says only 12/8usable Forum FS or Trade: X8 PCIE 16 Port SATA 2 Hardware Raid Card Forum SolvedPCIe x16 card running at only x8 (non SLI) Forum How can some AMD cards support up to 6 displays but only have 4 ports on the card. Forum Box says tht i need 2 6Pin PCIe connectors but the card has a 6PIN and 8pin port??? Forum will a 8x raid card work in 16x slot running at 4x Forum my asus p8z77-v lx mobo says tht it doesnt support the boot device Forum Solved2 Parts: Best SATA III RAID controller and are 2 4 port cards better than 1 8 port? Forum Intel RAID Controller 16 Port (SRCSASPH16i) Windows 7 Support Forum Install Raid card in Pcie X8 or X16? Forum 3ware 7506-8 8 Port PCI-X SATA RAID Controller Card 700-0141-00 Forum 8 port RAID card Forum WTB: 8+ Port, SATA II RAID Card Forum More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !