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 P55 motherboard support SAS? - Forum AM2 motherboard, cpu support - Forum Does SAS RAID cards support internal loopback testing? - Forum Does my Motherboard:Biostar Geforce 6100 AM2 v.3x Support 2GB/pc. RAM? - 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 SolvedAMD Socket AM2 Support Forum SolvedIntel desktop motherboard with SAS enabled Forum asus mb support sas drives? Forum SolvedCould my AM2 socket MOBO support an AM3 CPU? Forum SolvedGigabyte Intel Motherboards that support 64GB Ram Forum SolvedDoes my old Aspire E380 mobo support AM2+? Forum Solveddoes iball marathon 500watt peak gaming psu support amd motherboards Forum SolvedCan motherboards support ram that is clocked over its limit? Forum SolvedHow can a MoBo that doesn't support DDR2 support an AM2+ cpu??? Forum SolvedMotherboards Support ? Forum SAS Support on MOBO? Forum What is the best AM2 Motherboard that supports SLI for under 100 bucks Forum SolvedWhat is the purpose of ddr3 > 1600 and motherboards that support them if intel does not make a cpu that supports it? Forum SolvedAre there any z87 motherboards that support 3 way SLI? Forum SolvedCan my AM2 Mobo support AM2+ CPUs? Forum More resources Read discussions in other Motherboards categories BIOS Boot Chipsets ASRock Asus Chaintech DFI Elitegroup FIC Foxconn Gigabyte Intel MSI-Microstar !