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Help what is this

Has anyone seen a connector like this one it's on a 14tb exos x16 drive it looks like you can remover this and there's a sas connector underneath dose any one know about this adapter or connector

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I believe it is for servers so you can quite literally pop hard drives in and out with ease when replacing a dead one for instance... the exact name escapes me at the moment... 

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1 minute ago, BlueChinchillaEatingDorito said:

I believe it is for servers so you can quite literally pop hard drives in and out with ease when replacing a dead one for instance... the exact name escapes me at the moment... 

hot swapping, I think is what you mean, yes it is, very useful for a nas, but to much for a normal system

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Do you think you could take it off because on the specs it's a sas drive so I think a third party has put it on

 

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6 minutes ago, Ankh Tech said:

hot swapping, I think is what you mean, yes it is, very useful for a nas, but to much for a normal system

Wasn't referring to hot swapping. But the specific name of that connector SaS is being adapted to. Not sure if it even has a proper name. I assume OP is asking about this connector:

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8 minutes ago, Chippylegend said:

Do you think you could take it off because on the specs it's a sas drive so I think a third party has put it on

 

Yea you should be able to take it out. At least, I don't think manufacturers would go to great lengths to prevent you from removing it. Should be just an adaptor board plugged into the SaS interface on the drive. 

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5 minutes ago, BlueChinchillaEatingDorito said:

Wasn't referring to hot swapping. But the specific name of that connector SaS is being adapted to. Not sure if it even has a proper name. I assume OP is asking about this connector:

image.png.8ac3f4c9b85ad05d1fdfebf6c86ea97a.png

yes I can't recall the name too it honestly looks like pcie lanes, I am so confused

"I know a lot about a little, but a little about a lot"

Note that I am a student so what I say is based on what I read, and may not be the case for everyone.

I am not the best technician, so don't make fun

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1 minute ago, BlueChinchillaEatingDorito said:

Yea you should be able to take it out. At least, I don't think manufacturers would go to great lengths to prevent you from removing it. Should be just an adaptor board plugged into the SaS interface on the drive. 

is that m.2, so confused

"I know a lot about a little, but a little about a lot"

Note that I am a student so what I say is based on what I read, and may not be the case for everyone.

I am not the best technician, so don't make fun

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