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Best way to run SAS HDDs at home

Where I work they're going to throw quite some 2TB SAS hard drives (they're upgrading storage capacity, but the drives are ok) and I thought I could use them to backup images (In addition to a cloud backup that I'm using)

What is the best (Not too expensive) way to run these SAS drives at home (and connect them to my PC)


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39 minutes ago, Filingo said:

Where I work they're going to throw quite some 2TB SAS hard drives (they're upgrading storage capacity, but the drives are ok) and I thought I could use them to backup images (In addition to a cloud backup that I'm using)

What is the best (Not too expensive) way to run these SAS drives at home (and connect them to my PC)


Thanks

Walmart sells a SAS to Sata conversion adaptor for a bit under $8. I can’t speak to how well they do it though.

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While sas controller can work in sata drive, sas drive cannot work with sata controller

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The use of SATA hard drives on SAS controllers is made possible by the fact that both share the same infrastructure and have similar features. SATA drives may be plugged into SAS controllers. SAS drives cannot be plugged into SATA controllers.

 

 

so unless your motherboard support sas option in the bios you have to buy HBA card like this one

 

https://www.amazon.com/SAS9211-8I-8PORT-Int-Sata-Pcie/dp/B002RL8I7M

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1 hour ago, Filingo said:

Where I work they're going to throw quite some 2TB SAS hard drives (they're upgrading storage capacity, but the drives are ok) and I thought I could use them to backup images (In addition to a cloud backup that I'm using)

What is the best (Not too expensive) way to run these SAS drives at home (and connect them to my PC)


Thanks

Need a HBA as @Liam danu said, but they don't need to be that expensive. I  think I got mine for like 40-50 bucks?

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