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[Discuss] SAS drives

On Wed, Aug 3, 2011 at 11:09 AM, Daniel Feenberg <feenberg at> wrote:
> In my case the socket on the drive has a bit of plastic that prevents an
> ordinary SATA cable from plugging in. The drives are Seagates. It does look
> to me like a cable connector could be constructed that would work in both
> types of drives, but none of the various SATA cables I have are so
> constructed.

I seemed to remember having read about SAS/SATA compatibility not
being 100%.  This page
put up by Adaptec

makes it clear it isn't 100%.  In the "Physical layers" section, it
makes it clear that SAS drives
will NOT plug into SATA controllers, but SATA drives can plug into SAS
controllers.  (SATA signals
are a subset of SAS signals.)

Bill Bogstad

> Dan Feenberg
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