I had a Marvel 8 port SATA PCIe card which is misbehaving after a couple of years so I ordered an
Intel SAS2008-8i (9211-8i) 6Gbps 8 Ports HBA PCI-E SATA SAS RAID Controller Card
and two sets of 4 SAS/SATA cables. The card and ONE set of cables came so I plugged them and 2 X 8Tb
and one 3Tb drive in.
Powered up and they ALL came up to my pleasure and joy. I'm on a Windows 10 on Asus motherboard
Few days later I borrowed a set of 4 SAS/SATA cables and redistributed the drives. One 8Tb,
one 4Tb and one 3Tb on each set of 4 SATAs.
Powered up and ONLY the first set came up. The second set wasn't visible on the system. The
second set of drives are warm to the touch so running!?
I hasten to add, I haven't loaded any software, firmware or drivers. Initially I will be happy with JBOD.
Later I will play with RAID mirrors.
What do I have to do to see the 3 drives on the second set of cables? I couldn't find a User Guide
or anything. I have asked the eBay seller but don't have any expectations of a reasonable reply
Thanks in anticipation....