Hi folks, just to be sure as we don't have any physical E2700's here....
The SAS host interface ports are miniSAS HD versions correct?
I checked the documentation available to us and it indicated
"For new systems, miniSAS (SFF-8088) to miniSAS HD (SFF-8644) converter cables are required for the first expansion-drive shelf along with the associated 2m 6G SAS-2 cables. For all other expansion-drive shelves only the 6GB SAS-2 cables are required.
For Controller only orders, the X-26001-00-0R6 2m HD to Mini SAS will need to be ordered."
It doesn't exactly say which connector connects to which device.