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  1. #1
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    SAS to SATA converter

    Has anyone used a SAS to SATA converter?? like attached a SAS drive to a SATA m/b? I cant seem to get it to work...the BIOS gets stuck detecting the drive and then bypasses it altogether without detecting my other SATA2 drive as well..

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    Re: SAS to SATA converter

    anyone?

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    Re: SAS to SATA converter

    AFAIK, you can run a SATA drive on a SAS controller, but not a SAS drive on a SATA controller.

    It would probably be easiest to buy a cheap SAS add-in controller.


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    Re: SAS to SATA converter

    then what is the SAS to SATA converter used for exactly?

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    Re: SAS to SATA converter

    Quote Originally Posted by shahfar View Post
    then what is the SAS to SATA converter used for exactly?
    As GTwannabe stated: running a SATA drive from an SAS controller.
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    Re: SAS to SATA converter

    its a SAS to SATA cable.....not SATA to SAS cable......one end plugs into a SAS drive the other end can only plug into a SATA controller or SATA board.

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    Re: SAS to SATA converter

    http://www.techcable.com/HTML/SAS.htm

    left column...middle of page...first blue cable...

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    Re: SAS to SATA converter

    Are you referring to SAS SFF-8482 to SATA (x1) cable on that page?

    This is the cable used to connect one single SAS drive to a SAS controller which has SATA connectors, NOT to convert SAS to SATA.
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    Re: SAS to SATA converter

    yes...i am refering to that cable. Thank you for your reply. Can you please point me to link where I can see or buy a cheap controller of that sort?

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    Re: SAS to SATA converter

    Promise FastTrak TX2650:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...omise%2btx2650

    This is one of the cheapest SAS controllers on the market. It's made by Promise (good brand) and works in PCI-E x1 slot which is available on most motherboards.

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