My company needs to upgrade a couple of (very) old servers we are currently running, but we are kinda strapped for cash.
We got a great offer on a pair of HP DL360 G6 servers, but the hard drive cost for either SAS or enterprise SATA is ridicuouls, nearly doubling the price of the server.
I remember using consumer grade SATA drives in servers at one of my past workplaces, but for some reason I cannot find any info in this -
I remember the server SATA connection is different from the consumer sata connection (the consumer one has separate slots for power/data while the server one is continuous)
So the question is - nevermind the performance/reliability issues - can I physically make it work? Do I need some sort of adapter for the SATA connection? A special tray or controller or something?