Bought a SAS hdd instead of SATA: Can I use an adapter? Tags: Hard Drives SAS SATA Storage Product Last response: August 8, 2012 3:42 AM in Storage Share medicalham August 8, 2012 3:20:08 AM Hey there everyone, I recently bought this Seagate 1TB SAS hard drive, mistakenly thinking it was a 1TB SATA drive: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... This is my motherboard: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... I was hoping I would be able to buy some sort of adapter cable to use the SAS drive without returning it. Do you guys know of any way I'd be able to use the drive without wasting $30 to RMA? More about : bought sas hdd sata adapter Dereck47 a c 523 G Storage August 8, 2012 3:42:56 AM SAS to SATA cables do not work unless you have a SAS controller on your motherboard; which yours doesn't have. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedAny benefit in removing a HDD from an USB 3.0 enclosure and using SATA instead? Forum Installing a SAS Backplane, or using a SATA to SAS Adapter? Forum Installing a SAS Backplane, or using a SATA to SAS Adapter? Forum SolvedUse IDE to SATA adapter with HDD Dock?? Forum SolvedAdd SATA HDD to Dell PowerEdge T710 SAS Controller Forum SolvedI accidently bought a SAS HDD Forum SolvedSATA SSD vs SAS HDD in 12 node cluster Forum Solvedcan I use a 90W-AC adapter instead of usual 65W-AC adapter Forum SolvedUsing a SAS expander with SATA SSDs Forum Use SATA3 SSD over 146GB SAS for ESXi Server- Any benefit? Forum SolvedI've bought a HP envy and wan to play some games on it but instead of using the NVIDIA graphics card it's using the Intel one. Forum Trouble Accessing Files on HDD using IDE/SATA to USB adapter Forum SolvedCan i use molex to sata adapter Forum Sata hdd installed using adapter on ide mobo not booting. Forum SolvedBought a new SATA III hard drive, want to use it on a Sata II port Forum SolvedHdd to Pc via Sata to usb 3.0 adapter/ kabel Forum SolvedHow to use ssd for boot instead of the hdd? Forum SolvedUsing a SAS to SATA adaptor Forum SolvedBridging 2 routers instead of using a wireless adapter? Forum SolvedCan a 90w adapter be used instead of a 65w on a laptop Forum More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !