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SAS 29 HDD with standard SATA motherboard

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So I recently purchased a relatively cheap 2TB HDD from ebay as my 500Gb drives are starting to reach capacity, and when it arrived I discovered to my dismay that the drive had a sas connector rather than a sata. I figured this was just a physical connector issue though, and got one of these: (https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/70cm-7-Pin-SATA-Serial-to-SAS-29-Pin-4-Pin-Connector-Power-Cable-Lead-Adapter/273240740347?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649) assuming it would be as simple as connecting it with this and going on my merry way. However on connecting it it won't appear in windows, despite seeming to power up. Having done some research it seems that even with the adapter only certain things may support it, though with my limited storage interface knowledge I don't entirely understand whether this could work. Anyone able to help out? Thanks in advance!

(Motherboard - biostar h110mhv3 (jank and budget, I know))

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15 minutes ago, Cont3mplation said:

So I recently purchased a relatively cheap 2TB HDD from ebay as my 500Gb drives are starting to reach capacity, and when it arrived I discovered to my dismay that the drive had a sas connector rather than a sata. I figured this was just a physical connector issue though, and got one of these: (https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/70cm-7-Pin-SATA-Serial-to-SAS-29-Pin-4-Pin-Connector-Power-Cable-Lead-Adapter/273240740347?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649) assuming it would be as simple as connecting it with this and going on my merry way. However on connecting it it won't appear in windows, despite seeming to power up. Having done some research it seems that even with the adapter only certain things may support it, though with my limited storage interface knowledge I don't entirely understand whether this could work. Anyone able to help out? Thanks in advance!

(Motherboard - biostar h110mhv3 (jank and budget, I know))

SAS to SATA only works if the motherboard has SAS support. You cannot use a SAS drive on a SATA controller, but the opposite does work (SATA drive on a SAS controller). 

Only thing I can recommend is either return the drive and get a SATA drive or buy an HBA card with SAS support. 

Sorry, enterprise gear has to be different somehow. :P 


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