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Theoretical Question: How would you connect a SAS drive in a ordinary PC?

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hello,

My curiosity was sparked when i found out that NimbusData is selling a 100TB SSD and was wondering if there would be a way to make that thing work in a ordinary PC.

 

Let's just assume you have a 3.5" bay, a M.2 (PCIe 3.0/4.0) slot and the fitting extensions or adapter to convert, would it be possible and usable as a very lare and expensive date grave? And if yes what parts would be needed?

 

If i somehow get A LOT of money, i'd want to build a tin gaming PC with 100TB storage in it, for research ofc.


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well... you could do it with a pcie raid controller, but that would make some extra latency


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well yes because SAS and SATA are compatible with a simple adapter


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Posted · Original PosterOP
18 minutes ago, Jurrunio said:

well yes because SAS and SATA are compatible with a simple adapter

Wait, "simple adapter"? i tought SATA doesn't have the backplane for SAS?


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Posted (edited) · Original PosterOP
27 minutes ago, mariushm said:

You could just get an adapter card with SAS ports, they're cheap... less than 20-30$

 

Could you link me one, so i get an idea what kind of adapter card? There are just to many.

 

 

Ah... poop... double post :/

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Posted · Original PosterOP
Just now, mariushm said:

See for example : https://www.unixplus.com/collections/raid-controllers

 

SFF-8087 (the connectors on the card) to 4 x SATA or to SAS backplane are cheap, like 10-15$ max. each

 

Wait... so simple? So... all that's preventing me from downloading the entire internet is the severe lack of money to buy one of those Exadrives. 🤔


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16 minutes ago, Dan@Dan said:

Wait, "simple adapter"? i tought SATA doesn't have the backplane for SAS?

I mean, RAID card. My brain just automatically thinks anyone with 100TB storage in mind will get a RAID card at the same time without doubt.

 

yes SAS controller work with SATA drives, not the other way


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Posted · Original PosterOP
2 minutes ago, Jurrunio said:

I mean, RAID card. My brain just automatically thinks anyone with 100TB storage in mind will get a RAID card at the same time without doubt.

 

yes SAS controller work with SATA drives, not the other way

:P Happens. How many times do you encounter someone wanting a single 100TB drive for his PC? 


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19 minutes ago, Dan@Dan said:

:P Happens. How many times do you encounter someone wanting a single 100TB drive for his PC? 

none before, not as a single drive.


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