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how to connect sas hard drive to sata interface

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November 29, 2013 5:24:24 AM

Recently i bought a sas drive,HGST ultrastar 3.5 inch 300gb 15000rpm drive by mistake.My motherboard is intel DH77KC.Since it has only sata 3 interface and sas is not working with sata,how can i connect sas drive to the pc.And buying an expensive sas card is not economical as well. Kindly give any advice on solve this problem.

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November 29, 2013 6:48:29 AM

According to this source, "SATA 3 or 6 Gbit/s drives may be connected to SAS backplanes, but SAS drives cannot connect to SATA backplanes."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Serial_attached_SCSI

The source the wiki uses states, "SATA connector signals are a subset of SAS signals, enabling the compatibility of SATA devices and SAS adapters. SAS drives will not operate on a SATA adapter and are keyed to prevent any chance of plugging them in incorrectly."

http://www.adaptec.com/en-us/_whitepapers/tech/sata/sas...

BTW, there are vendors that sell adapters, like this one: http://www.amazon.com/StarTech-18-Inch-Cable-Power-SAS7... that supposedly allow you to connect a SAS HDD to a SATA port.

Why not just exchange the HDD?
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November 29, 2013 9:57:18 AM

COLGeek said:
According to this source, "SATA 3 or 6 Gbit/s drives may be connected to SAS backplanes, but SAS drives cannot connect to SATA backplanes."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Serial_attached_SCSI

The source the wiki uses states, "SATA connector signals are a subset of SAS signals, enabling the compatibility of SATA devices and SAS adapters. SAS drives will not operate on a SATA adapter and are keyed to prevent any chance of plugging them in incorrectly."

http://www.adaptec.com/en-us/_whitepapers/tech/sata/sas...

BTW, there are vendors that sell adapters, like this one: http://www.amazon.com/StarTech-18-Inch-Cable-Power-SAS7... that supposedly allow you to connect a SAS HDD to a SATA port.

Why not just exchange the HDD?


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