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Installing a SAS Backplane, or using a SATA to SAS Adapter?

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February 27, 2010 7:50:46 AM

Hello,
I have a Toshiba Satellite A205-S5825, and I'm currently working on getting some new upgrades put in (Whatever upgrades possible) and I'm currently at a roadblock. I currently have the standard 5400RPM SATA 1.5Gb/s HD and I'm wanting to upgrade to a 10K SAS 6.0Gb/s FF 2.5". I know it's the right form factor I'm just concerned that the SAS drive will not be compatible with my SATA backplane and I'm wondering how difficult it is to swap out a SATA backplane for a SAS. I'm pretty sure I found the right part at the following website:

SAS Adapter 4200 - Internal SAS and SATA drive backplane adapter for 2.5 inch drives - Computer Cable Makers Inc.

My only concern is that I really should consult someone who knows about this before I run off messing with this and spending money left and right when it wont even work. I am very proficient with hardware in notebooks and taking them apart and doing work on them, they bust so easily and we have 8 in the house so I'm constantly working with them, and I'm very good at it. I just want to know before I go and do anything drastic if it is possible and I'd like to speak with someone who has done it before so I'm not completely lost.

Thanks for the help guys!!!

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February 27, 2010 7:20:42 PM

swap out the sata.....yeahhhhhhh no...its soldered to the motherboard most likely....why don't you jsut get a sata drive.....
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