evilbug
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Re: confused. PERC5+SATA, no interposer

Hopefully I am the only one who was confused, but in case there are others, here is what I was able to find.

The HDD caddy that DELL told me (and probably others) to buy for SATA drives is part number CC852. This tray, I was finally told, is longer (I guess different hole placement?), so it requires the interposer board to simply extend the HDD so it'd reach the backplane. Interposer board doesn't have any advantage or disadvantage over connecting SATA drive directly to the backplane.

The caddy part number that I purchased is F9541. It does not require the interposer board and lets a SATA drive connect directly to the backplane.
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