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Ahhh What Adapter/connector!?


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#1 arisechicken

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Posted 12 March 2008 - 12:57 AM

Well i bought a Fujitsu MAX3036RC 36.7GB 15,000 RPM 16MB Cache Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) Hard Drive

And, like a fool i glanced at the connector and said great, SATA. Well it's not... it's SAS-2? or something...

Anyhow. I can't manage to figure out what i exactly need to be able to use this god forsaken paper-weight.

Adapter? Connector? PCI controller device?

SATA connectors won't work on it. It's an all in one connector.
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Posted 12 March 2008 - 09:13 AM

Hmmm...looks like you bought something you did not intend to.

My advice would be to return it, if what you wanted was a SATA hard drive.

http://h18004.www1.hp.com/products/servers...umpid=go/serial

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Posted 12 March 2008 - 10:02 AM

If you are going to use this for extra storage you could put it in an external enclosure with its' own power supply and attach it via a USB port.

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Posted 12 March 2008 - 10:35 AM

Yes, there are 2 types of "Serial" drives, SATA and SAS. You won't see the SAS (SA for SCSI) around as they are used mostly in servers. The rest of us, that normally would use IDE, can go for the SATA.
You could get yourself a controller board for SAS but I would advise you return it ASAP.

Good luck.

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Posted 12 March 2008 - 03:50 PM

Well i wanted it for the extra speed. Hence it's 15K-rpm, and i have no problem buying a controller board for it or learning what's required to run it. I've been building my own computers since i was 12 and it's been almost 11 years. I just haven't had the extra money to venture into the more 'exotic' parts, so to say. And i walked off to far into the woods without a map, or my GPS...lol

I was pretty much asking what's an effective but cheap method to get this thing running. I.E.: "blahdy blah cheapy adapter card with connector cord X" and I'm good.

I was hoping to put my O. S. and higher demanding programs and games on this drive, being that it's faster. then put videos and pictures and music, etc. on my old drive.

Thanks
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Posted 12 March 2008 - 03:58 PM

You'll probably pay several hundred dollars for a SAS controller though.

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Posted 12 March 2008 - 04:26 PM

IMO, worth reading http://www.pugetsystems.com/articles.php?id=19

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Posted 13 March 2008 - 06:38 AM

Here's a link to some SAS controller cards.


http://www.pc-pitstop.com/sas_controllers/

Go SATA.

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