AM2+ motherboards with SAS support Tags: Chipsets SAS Support Motherboards Product Last response: January 13, 2010 7:19 PM in Motherboards Share steevyp January 13, 2010 2:53:47 PM hi everyone, i am looking for an AM2 ATX motherboard that can support SAS hard drives and, although not essential, crossfirex via 16x/8x. if there arent any out there, are there any controller cards that i can buy to support the SAS drives? how expensive are they? More about : am2 motherboards sas support OvrClkr a b V Motherboard January 13, 2010 3:26:25 PM No such thing, you want SAS, you need to buy a controller.... Any reason you need a 15k drive? You are better off getting an SSD rather than buying a controller and an overpriced platter drive....The SAS controllers start around 200.00$ and go up to 1,800.00$ steevyp January 13, 2010 3:39:13 PM i just wanted the speed from the drive thats all. i dont particularly need it thanks for the reply man, ill get my mind off SAS drives and onto an SSD now that i know it will be cheaper!!! Related resources SAS support on non-server motherboards - Forum AM2 + , AM3 dual socket motherboard ? - Forum P55 motherboard support SAS ? - Forum SAS Support on MOBO? - Forum SAS HDD expansion cards and RAID - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer OvrClkr a b V Motherboard January 13, 2010 3:59:23 PM steevyp said:i just wanted the speed from the drive thats all. i dont particularly need it thanks for the reply man, ill get my mind off SAS drives and onto an SSD now that i know it will be cheaper!!! Another thing you can do is buy dual 7,200RPM drives and RAID them (RAID0) . I used to have dual 640's in RAID0 and they were as fast as any 15k RPM drive and I only paid 150.00$ for both shipped... Western Digital Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... you will end up with over a TB of space at blazing speeds steevyp January 13, 2010 4:45:18 PM yeah i wanted to get 2 SAS drives and stripe them because i seen a 300GB SAS drive on ccl.co.uk for about £30 i think. i just wasnt sure how they worked!! just out of interest, if i was to stripe 3 drives, would that give me 3 times the speed? OvrClkr a b V Motherboard January 13, 2010 4:57:41 PM not really, your best option would be to RAID 2 drives if speed is what you want.... 300Gb SAS drives normally go for 300.00$ + US , not sure how much that is in your currency. steevyp January 13, 2010 5:40:38 PM http://www.cclonline.com/product-info.asp?product_id=36... this is what i wanted to get!! OvrClkr a b V Motherboard January 13, 2010 5:50:52 PM What currency do you use? steevyp January 13, 2010 6:54:32 PM english pound £ OvrClkr a b V Motherboard January 13, 2010 7:19:36 PM If that is considered cheap then I would say go ahead... But the controller is quite expensive. Here are a few examples. http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=E... As far as price to performance goes you will not be able to beat dual 7,200RPM drives in RAID0...... Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Good am2 Motherboards Forum Adding SAS compatibility to Mobo. Forum SAS HDD Question Forum How can a MoBo that doesn't support DDR2 support an AM2 + cpu??? Forum Questions About SAS , SATA, and Hard Drives Forum Does my Motherboard :Biostar Geforce 6100 AM2 v.3x Support 2GB/pc. RAM? Forum P6T6 WS Revolution and added SAS controller Forum Help Find Cheap SAS /SATA Controller Forum Help updating BIOS Forum If we dont have usb 3.0 support in mobo is it a problem? Forum Which mobos support 4 DIMMS of DDR3 running Triple Channel? Forum Can you use slower pc ddr ram chips with faster ones mixing them? Forum Are G. Skill Ripjaw memories compatible with DFI P55-T3eH19? Forum GIGABYTE Launches H55 & H57 Series Motherboards with USB 3.0 Forum [Solved] Blue Screen with ASUS P5Q-SE2 & Windows 7 Forum More resources Read discussions in other Motherboards categories BIOS Boot Chipsets ASRock Asus Chaintech DFI Elitegroup FIC Foxconn Gigabyte Intel MSI-Microstar !