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Dual port HBA - 1 cable or two?

Western Digital Drives - The Preferred Drives of FreeNAS and TrueNAS CORE

SteveKB

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I've got a dual port 9211-8i SAS card, but only 4 drives I need to connect to it. Is there any benefit to using 2 breakout cables (2 drives per SAS port), as opposed to using all four SATA connectors on a single breakout cable and leaving the second SAS port empty?
 
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