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Old 07-11-2011, 08:48 AM   #1
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Exclamation expand SATA storage with SAS ? how?


hi,

i have a small home server that i would like to add some disks to it. ideally 4 sata2 disks.

i have been reading about SAS controller that can be installed on PCI-E connection on the motherboards.

but i am not sure how these actually work.

could someone please provide some links to some articles explaining how i can use these? i have tried searching for it. but i get loads of selling material which does not really clarify much.

i am not sure how these SAS connect to sata2 disks - do i need some adapter?

thanks,


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Old 07-12-2011, 03:58 AM   #2
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Wikipedia is a good starting point:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Serial_attached_SCSI
 
Old 07-12-2011, 01:49 PM   #3
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thanks

it seems SAS card are compatible with the PCIe available in just about every mobo these days.

i gathrered that a SAS card with the correct vable (SAS-to-SATA) could add a large number of HDDs.

as i am running Debian Lenny X64; would anyone a recomendationfor a SAS card that i could buy? and/or adivice about it?


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Old 07-13-2011, 04:03 AM   #4
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would this card be a decent controller for SATA2 HDDs?

SASUC8I

http://www.intel.com/products/server...I-overview.htm

should i avoid it? or has anyone got another suggestion?

thanks,
 
Old 07-13-2011, 04:33 AM   #5
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a bit more info here as well:
http://h18000.www1.hp.com/products/s...nsanswers.html
 
  


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