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Will an SAS drive work in my PC?

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December 16, 2013 10:57:23 AM

Buy an SSD and 3TB SATA HDD for the same money and you will get much better performance.

You can get a Samsung 205GB 840 EVO and a 3TB SATA Seagate for about $350.

And to answer your original question -- no. You can use SATA drives on SAS controllers, but not SAS drives on SATA controllers.
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December 16, 2013 11:00:33 AM

RealBeast said:
Buy an SSD and 3TB SATA HDD for the same money and you will get much better performance.

I am getting an SSD as well as the 4TB SAS HDD, will the SAS interface work fine? Thanks
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December 16, 2013 11:10:58 AM

TheDroneGamers said:
RealBeast said:
Buy an SSD and 3TB SATA HDD for the same money and you will get much better performance.

I am getting an SSD as well as the 4TB SAS HDD, will the SAS interface work fine? Thanks


NO!

The SAS drive will not work on a SATA controller. It only works the other way -- SATA on an SAS controller, but your motherboard only has a SATA controller so you need a SATA drive.

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December 16, 2013 11:12:15 AM

RealBeast said:
TheDroneGamers said:
RealBeast said:
Buy an SSD and 3TB SATA HDD for the same money and you will get much better performance.

I am getting an SSD as well as the 4TB SAS HDD, will the SAS interface work fine? Thanks


NO!

The SAS drive will not work on a SATA controller. It only works the other way -- SATA on an SAS controller, but your motherboard only has a SATA controller so you need a SATA drive.


Ok, thank you!
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March 2, 2014 10:44:26 AM

RealBeast said:
TheDroneGamers said:
RealBeast said:
Buy an SSD and 3TB SATA HDD for the same money and you will get much better performance.

I am getting an SSD as well as the 4TB SAS HDD, will the SAS interface work fine? Thanks


NO!

The SAS drive will not work on a SATA controller. It only works the other way -- SATA on an SAS controller, but your motherboard only has a SATA controller so you need a SATA drive.



Thanks, RealBeast! I've been fighting the same problem myself. Anybody need a new SAS drive???
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