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September 1, 2009 6:26:27 PM

Do I need an expansion card, or more specifically, what do I need to do to make an SAS drive on my SATA enabled motherboard work?. Thanks

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September 1, 2009 6:47:01 PM

Your motherboard documentation should say if it supports SAS. If it doesn't mention anything about it, you'll need an expansion card from Adaptec or Highpoint that supports SAS. SAS drives aren't really intended for desktop systems, they're expensive for less storage and modest performance gains... unless you plan on building a decent sized RAID array, it's probably better to buy more SATA II drives for additional performance.
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September 1, 2009 7:02:05 PM

more sata drives or an ssd
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September 1, 2009 7:46:15 PM

wathman said:
Your motherboard documentation should say if it supports SAS. If it doesn't mention anything about it, you'll need an expansion card from Adaptec or Highpoint that supports SAS. SAS drives aren't really intended for desktop systems, they're expensive for less storage and modest performance gains... unless you plan on building a decent sized RAID array, it's probably better to buy more SATA II drives for additional performance.


Thanks that answers my situation... I'll probably stick with what I have, the SATA drives for now. Perry S.
September 1, 2009 7:47:25 PM

obsidian86 said:
more sata drives or an ssd



I'll look into SSD. Thanks. Perry S.
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