[olug] Hardware question!

Reiners Cloud Consulting LLC justin at reiners.io
Wed Mar 24 17:59:18 CDT 2021

I can help here, the SAS cable is just a SATA cable with some extra pins,
if you are using the built in backplane it should accept either.

BUT, I've ran SATA for a long time myself, even corporate. Capacities used
to be my issue, and I've got a ton of Dell R710's that only accept 6x 2TB

You will get slightly better performance using SAS  over SATA though, if
you can find drives in a needed capacity.

On Wed, Mar 24, 2021 at 5:40 PM Craig Wolf <wolfout101 at gmail.com> wrote:

> Ok hardware geeks, I need input because google and my google-fu is failing
> me...
> I am ordering a Dell server with a Perc 330 for a very small business to
> use. I can get a SAS drive cheaper than a SATA drive and I would prefer
> something more "enterprise" on the server.
> My question is this: Never worked with SAS drives before and can't get
> straight info on the cable I need to attach from the controller to the SAS
> drive.
> Perc Controller connectors: Two x4 internal mini-SAS HD SFF8644
> Seagate HD (ST2000NM0045) is 12GB/s SAS connector or SATA
> Do I need this:
> https://www.amazon.com/CableCreation-Internal-SFF-8643-SFF-8482-connectors/dp/B01GPD6FZE
> Thank you to anyone that can make sense of my gibberish...
> Craig Wolf
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