Blind-mate data cable connections
This procedure assumes that the primary hard drive is located in HDD-BAY-0, and that all
internal bays are being connected to the RAID controller.
• It is not necessary to connect all internal drives or use all four of the connectors on the MiniSAS internal
• The short MiniSAS 4i-4X SATA cable is used only to connect SAS hard drives located in the internal
hard drive bays of HP
• A long MiniSASi data cable is used to connect SAS hard drives located in the optical drive bays.
Standard data cable connections on page
For internal SAS hard drives in HP workstations with preinstalled blind-mate cabling plugged into the
system board, such as HP
Locate and disconnect the HDD-BAY-0 cable from the system board SAS connectors.
600 and HP
Locating the blind-mate hard drive cables
Step 3—Configuring the cabling