Re: New to servers, need assistance in purchasing raid contr
The PERC5e is the only external SAS RAID controller I see listed for a 2850. It appears to have the connector you are looking for. You can find documentation on the controller support page. I suggest reviewing the documentation to make sure it is what you are looking for.
You should also review documentation on the system. You can find system documentation on the 2850 support page. I show that PCIe support was optional with the 2850, so you may not have a PCIe slot. I show the PERC5e is a PCIe card, so it will not likely function unless you have a PCIe slot.