I want to populate a storage server with SAS drives instead of standard SATA drives. However, as you may be aware SAS controllers are insanely expensive (in my opinion) Minimum $500 for a decent one.
I know that the connectors appear the same. I was reading through the doccumentation on the Savvio 10.4k drives on Seagate's website and in section 3.0, second paragraph it says something about compatibility between SATA and SAS. Does this mean I can take a cheap SATA 6.0gbs controller and use it with one of these drives.
The wording is confusing, so any interpretations are great.