Need for advice: The goal is to add Dell PowerEdge RAID Controller H330 to a Dell Poweredge R230 server.
Originally, the drive data connection is to the motherboard with a mini-SAS connector, the power supply cord is linked to the board itself as well from with a 6pin connector. Since the new RAID controller has a different mini-SAS connector (SFF8644), I cannot use the original cable.
So, trying to resolve this I purchased a cable - Mini SAS SFF 8643 to 4 X SFF-8482 SAS. This would link the RAID controller to the drives. (THIS)
I also added a power cords: 4 Pin IDE Power Supply Molex 1 Male to 3 x Female Splitter & 2x 4 Pin Molex to 6 Pin PCI-E Power Supply Cable Adapter (THIS), (THIS). This was supposed to provide power to the drives - however it does not and they wont turn on.
Any ideas why? Any other ideas of ways to resolve this?