Using Lenovo SA120 for JBOD SATA Storage Expansion

The Lenovo SA120 is a good, small, 2U DAS/JBOD 6Gbps SAS enclosure. Since the Xeon-D systems ship with basically everything I need onboard, I’m planning on moving my 3ware 9750-4i4e card to it, going down to a 1U chassis, then connecting all my disks thru this enclosure.

Parts list

Tools

Configuration

Power usage

I measured power usage with no drives attached, enclosure connected using a single SFF-8088 cable to the controller, booted:

Firmware

Compatibility

I’ve tested this enclosure with the following controllers and drives:

Benchmarks