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I recentely bought a Seagate Cheetah 146GB SAS ST3146755SS 10K Performance 15K RPM Hard Drive from EBAY and do have a computer that supports SAS. The problem is that I need to convert it into a SATA connection. I've found several adapters on EBAY, but most the folks selling it say that it cannot work with my drive. My question is, can I convert the connection into a SATA one and with what?

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If your computer supports SAS, why do you need to convert it to SATA?

If you don't have an SAS HBA in your computer (either onboard or as a separate PCIe card), you can't use the disk (it's not possible to run a SAS disk with a SATA controller, but the other way round often works). If you have an SAS HBA, you don't need to convert anything.

  • Yep. I just realized my big derp! – Stech Sep 27 '13 at 12:55

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