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confused about which Sas connector for my sas drive

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October 27, 2013 2:56:57 AM

HI! I purchased sas drive located below but I am confused about the type of connector it takes?
I researched also a controllers for it but since I am not sure about the connector I am unable to determine which is best.

I counted the pins and there is 22 so when I looked it up it refers to different types of Sata connectors.

The link to the drive: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...
PS: I was thinking of getting this controller http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681... ( which has this type of connector ) SFF-8087 mini-SAS
but as was having trouble determining what type of cable to get.

Can someone help me with this?

Paul

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a b G Storage
October 27, 2013 3:59:26 AM

For that controller and drive combination, you'll need an SFF-8087 to 4xSFF-8482 fanout cable. The connector on the drive is a standard SAS connector (if it's got 22 pins then it's a single-port interface; dual-port drives have 29 pins).

Hope this helps,
Stephen

(I hope you're not buying a 15k drive hoping it'll perform like an SSD... My workstation has 3 x 15k drives but when it comes to boot time and application loading, my old Pentium M laptop from 2004, which uses a CompactFlash memory card in a PATA adaptor for its mass storage, absolutely wipes the floor with it.)
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October 27, 2013 4:50:29 AM

I though single ports were for 3gig and dual 6gig, and if one ports fails on a dual port it will default to the working port continue in a 3gig mode.
are the cables 8482 cables uses for both 22 and 29 pin drives? I reading the description and it mentions 29 pin and but not 22 pin.
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October 27, 2013 4:58:35 AM

webcan said:

are the cables 8482 cables uses for both 22 and 29 pin drives? I reading the description and it mentions 29 pin and but not 22 pin.


They should work fine with either. The extra 7 pins on a dual-port are on the upper side of the SAS connector, directly above the data pins on the lower side (the bit that would correspond with the data connector on a SATA drive).

Stephen
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October 27, 2013 5:19:45 AM

oh, ok thanks, thank you for your help. :) 
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