Backplane Connections

In a backplane connection, disk drives and SAS cards are attached to and communicate with each other through a system backplane.

There are two types of backplane connections, passive and active. When connecting to either backplane, it’s important to properly connect your disk drive LEDs in order to identify disk drive conditions. See About Your RAID Controller for your RAID controller Activity LED connections and locations.

Once you have connected to a backplane, use maxView Storage Manager to manage your disk drives. For more information, refer to the maxView Storage Manager User's Guide.

The number of end devices is limited to the number of slots available on the backplane.

Some backplanes support daisy-chain expansion to other backplanes, allowing you to connect multiple enclosures to a single SAS card in a host system.

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