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[Discuss] SAS drives

On Thu, 4 Aug 2011, Edward Ned Harvey wrote:

>> From: Dan Ritter [mailto:dsr at]
>> Sent: Wednesday, August 03, 2011 10:35 AM
>> Can you describe the connector? And is it on the drives, or on a
>> backplane?
> I suppose I'll have to look again.  Perhaps it was as simple as this:
> I had the belief, by looking at it, that it was approx the same size &
> number of pins as the normal sata connection, but did not look like it was
> physically compatible with a sata connection.  I guess I'll have to verify.

Note the plastic "bridge" between the signal and power connections on the 
SAS drive, compared to the open space between the connectors on the SATA 
device. The SATA cable I have won't fit the SAS connector because of that, 
even though the electrical pads look exactly the same.

Daniel Feenberg

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