Chapter 1: Overview The ThinkSystem 36i 12Gb Internal expander card, referred to as the expander card, is based on the 12Gb/s SAS, SAS35x48 expander in a custom card form factor. The expander card provides the following features: High performance for high port count drives in servers with optional external connectivity expansion.
LED1 POWER RAID/HBA Figure 1 Card Layout for the Thinksystem 36i 12Gb Internal Expander Card The following table describes the headers and connectors on the expander card. Table 2 Headers and Connectors Connector Type Description RAID/HBA Card connector One x8 SFF-8654 Slimline internal connector.
1. Unpack the expander card and inspect the expander card for damage. Unpack the expander card in a static-free environment. Remove the expander card from the antistatic bag, and carefully inspect the expander card for damage. If you notice any damage, contact Lenovo or your reseller support representative.