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Topic # 231996 24-Mar-2018 18:33
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Hi

 

I have purchased two sas to sata cables so I can put a sas drive onto a motherboard that has only sata.

 

one sas blue cable is 20 pin and the other a red 29 pin

 

Both fit the sas drive but the red one fits slightly tighter than the blue. The connections are so similar I'm not sure which one to use

 

The sas HDD is an HP 600G 10K

 

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Ford

 

 

 

 


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  Reply # 1982659 24-Mar-2018 18:42
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SAS drives don't work on SATA controllers.




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  Reply # 1982661 24-Mar-2018 18:49
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But the cable is made for a sas drive to plug into sata connector on the MOBO

 

Or do you mean my bios won't detect the drive.

 

I have an older Dell small server with a RAID bios

 

 

 

 


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  Reply # 1982667 24-Mar-2018 18:56
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SAS controllers support SATA drives.


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  Reply # 1982708 24-Mar-2018 22:27
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Spyware:

 

SAS controllers support SATA drives.

 

 

+1.

 

SAS Controllers can support SAS and SATA Drives.

 

SATA Controllers can only support SATA drives.

 

I'd be surprised if your server can support SAS on the onboard SATA ports, rather than needing to use a SAS port and a breakout cable, but anything is possible.

 

 

 

 

 

 





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  Reply # 1983071 25-Mar-2018 22:23
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It looks like I will have to try it out.

 

I will try the cable that fits the best and plug it in and see if the bios detects it.

 

I guess the worst that can happen is the bios just won't detect it.

 

 


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  Reply # 1983116 26-Mar-2018 07:18
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Ford:

 

I guess the worst that can happen is the bios just won't detect it.

 

 

I don't know how safe that assumption is. I'd say the potential exists to either fry the drive or the motherboard.





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  Reply # 1986365 31-Mar-2018 13:34
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Lias:

 

Ford:

 

I guess the worst that can happen is the bios just won't detect it.

 

 

I don't know how safe that assumption is. I'd say the potential exists to either fry the drive or the motherboard.

 

 

 

 

Plugging SAS drives into SATA controller won't blow anything up .. they just won't talk to each other, different endiannesseseses amongst other things.


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