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Questions tagged [sas]

Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) is a computer bus used to move data to and from computer storage devices such as hard drives and tape drives. SAS depends on a point-to-point serial protocol that replaces the parallel SCSI bus technology that first appeared in the mid 1980s in data centers and workstations, and it uses the standard SCSI command set.

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New to servers, just recieved an intransa va expandr

Intransa VA-EXPANDR 12 2 TB Disk array question. I received this 12 disk array along with a dell poweredge 2850. I would like to set up a RAID but i'm having trouble understanding how to hook up to ...
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3ware, New Disk

This is when the problem first started showing an error on Unit 0. https://i.stack.imgur.com/JHe7D.jpg Device error on port 4, I found this drive and removed it. https://i.stack.imgur.com/9K3OG.jpg ...
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MegaRAID SAS Phy is bad on enclosure, no SAS address

I've inherited a MegaRAID SAS 24 bay RAID, that is also attached to two additional enclosures ( one 24 bay, and one 12 bay). I attempted to load 6 new drives into 6 consecutive empty drive bays on ...
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Changing SATA/SAS and SSD/HDD mix capabilities on a raid controller

We are currently facing the challenge of replacing disks in a raid 1 configuration of a standalone server. The server is quiet old and uses 10k SAS HDD drives together with a Fujitsu D2616 (based on ...
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Can SAS Expander's OUT port be used as IN?

Assuming there is only one HBA and no failover intended. The card is an HP 468405-001 or 487738-001 with 6x Mini-SAS OUT and 2x IN internal. Its 1x external connector is dubbed 'HPE Tape.' If I ...
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How can I add a single SAS drive to a Perc H700 on Dell R310 server WITHOUT loosing the data on it?

On a Dell R310 server with Perc H700 RAID controller. I have 1 virtual disk configured as Raid 1 but with only 1 physical SAS disk attached and the other missing. This virtual disk has been ...
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Adding sata disk w/o controller to IBM X3400 M3

We have IBM X3400 M3 with SAS controller and and two disk with raid 1. We need extra space without protection. I try to add standart SATA disk to server. It has two SATA port on mainboard. When I ...
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benefit of SAS controller over typical SATA [closed]

as a home user who uses Windows 10 Home Edition more than 90% of the time with a GTX970 and playing steam games what practical benefit would an economical SAS controller provide if any? yes, I would ...
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HP Proliant G8 - mixing external drive bays SFF/LFF

I recently got myself a refurbished DL380pG8 with a 25 SFF bay. The idea was to put CentOS7 on it and use is as storage device, mixing shared storage, possibly some iSCSI drives for a couple of ...
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MegaRAID not accepting two out of four new identical drives

I've added four new drives (same model, HUH721010AL4200) to a server using a (supermicro) server with a LSI MegaRAID 3108 controller. I want to make a new RAID10 array with them, but I'm having ...
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Attaching more than one Server to a Tape Library

We are running multiple Dell PowerEdge's and want to connect them to a Dell TL1000 Tape Library. For my understanding, what we need is HBA cards for each Server to get the SAS connection. I ran into ...
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SAS drives as separate logical drives for VMs on Xensever 7.6

I have 6 72GB SAS drives on my HP DL580 but they all show up as one collective Logical Dive. Is there a way to have seperate drives so I can pass them to the VMs to be used as such ?
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Fantec SRC-2080x7 connect backplane from SAS to Sata

I've read this topic: How exactly does a SAS SFF-8087 breakout cable work? + RAID/connection questions Which basically explains that you can go from sata to SAS, but not vice versa. However, from ...
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Mini-SAS Connector Puzzle

Can anyone clearly define the difference between the Mini-SAS HD SFF-8644 and SFF-8614 connectors please? The SFF-8644 seems to be the more widely recognised 'male' connector but SFF-8614 seems also ...
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what is the difference between a sas controller and a sas raid controller?

What is the difference between a sas controller and a sas raid controller? Are they the same thing, just named differently, or is the SAS Controller purely a connection point with no RAID capabilities ...
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Why does the server chassis backplane have multiple SFF8087 connectors?

On the backplane, there are 5x SFF8087 connectors on a 20x SATA disk setup. Why are there 5x connectors? Do all 5x need to be connected to the motherboard via a SAS Controller, or only one? And does ...
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Boot Linux in UEFI on a LSI card using GRUB2

Before this question is marked as a duplicate of 'Just installed LSI 9211; no drives showing up to Linux' or anything similar: No. My problem was with the UEFI firmware being unable to boot from the ...
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How do I get LSI 9210-8i SAS2008 card working under Ubuntu 18.04?

so I'm coming from an ESXi background where LSI SAS2008 drivers were provided by default. I seem to remember FreeNAS 9, DSM 3 and FreeBSD 10.1-RELEASE having them, too. So what's up with Ubuntu, how ...
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Accidental SAS cable removal

We accidentally removed a SAS cable from an active AVAGO MegaRAID controller during a troubleshooting session. After we reconnected the SAS cable, all disks in the RAID6 disk array are reported as Frn-...
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Connect two JBOD in one server

I have one Intel server R1304BB4DC and Intel disk chassis JBOD2312S2SP connected to the server via SFF-8080 to a SAS Expander. I want to connect second disk chassis Intel JBOD2312S3SP. Because of my ...
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What sort of cable do I need to connect an internal HP LTO5 tape drive?

I've bitten the bullet and decided I need a tape drive, so have bought one from eBay - apparently new but it hasn't got the SAS connection cable. It's an internal HP Ultrium 3000 LTO 5. (Model 693416-...
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HPE SAS Expander card with breakout cables?

I have an old HP ML350 G6 server and I was wondering if I could buy a SAS expander card (this one 468406-B21) and buy a couple of SFF-8087 breakout cables and use it for my internal SATA drives ...
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What is the type of this SATA port called? (On Dell EMC R440 - 14G Server)

I would love to know what's the name of this connector so that I could stock some cables in aftermarket. The Dell Parts for connecting the MB to the 4x Drives Backplane is called "GPPHP", yet the ...
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ubuntu 16.04, ultrastor RS16SS, cannot be detected

i have a ubuntu server, and when i connect an external RAID ( ultrastor RS16SS, volumn built ) to it, dmesg -w only reads : [161990.587826] mptsas: ioc0: add expander: num_phys 38, sas_addr (...
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Storage server - Swapping SAS HBA card for a different model

TL;DR Server's original SAS HBA (PCIe card) does not support transparent passthrough, which is desired, as I want the OS to manage the disks (ZFS). At my company, we have an Intel SSR212MC2 server (...
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SAN: FC vs SAS vs iSCSI

I am currently preparing for an exam. I thought FC (Fibre Channel) was the transport protocol for SCSI and SAN. But now I read, that you have to decide if you want to use FC (SCSI), SAS or iSCSI in an ...
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Difference between hard drives [closed]

I recently purchased an HPE ProLiant DL380 Gen9 Server for my company. This is all new to me and I am trusted to creating my companies IT infrastructure(hired to do software). I'm having a hard time ...
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3Gbps SSDs in RAID1 VS 6Gbps SAS Drives in RAID1 - Performance Difference?

I have bought two Intel DC S4500 480 SSDs (comes with 5 year warranty) to use with a HP G7 DL360 1U Server in RAID1. Unfortunately after purchasing the disks, I figured out that the integrated P410i ...
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Why are SAS laptop drives not spinning up on Adaptec controller

Having used the first SCSI drive of 20MB on an Amiga computer, I am now using a Tyan server board with an Adaptec/Microsemi RAID 6805E SAS controller and two Seagate 15K Cheetah 300GB SAS drives. This ...
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Need help connecting my 8087 Backplane to normal SATA Ports

Motherboard: SuperMicro MBD-X10SL7-F-O Chassis: Norco RPC-3216 Hard Drives: WD Red 2TB NAS HDD Breakout Cables: Norco Reverse Breakout Cables This is a FreeNAS server I put together at home and is ...
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SFF-8639 Backplane - Mixing SAS 12G and NVMe?

On a passive SFF-8639 backplane, with one port per drive, is it possible to connect some of the back side SFF-8643 ports to a SAS HBA and the others to an NVMe card like the Supermicro AOC-SLG3-2E4? ...
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connecting EMC VNX-6G-DAE to server using SAS

I've recently got a gift from a friend: an EMC DAE enclosure with 15 3TB SAS drives, and I would like to connect it to a server using the 8088 SAS connectionץ This shelf was part of a VNX 5300 ...
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HP SAS expander maps all drives to slot id 0

I recently bought a used 6Gbps 24 port HP SAS expander (468406-B21/487738-001) because it is cheap and presumably has a high degree of compatibility. Unfortunately, I cannot get it to work with more ...
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Are SAS expanders compatible?

At the office we have an Intel Modular Server (v2 I think), and we're running low on storage space (all drive bays filled, and we're only using 3 compute modules on this thing). As far as I'm reading ...
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Can Sata drives be attached to a SAS backplane receptacle in Dell workstations?

I am configuring a Dell Precision T7610 workstation. It has only two sata ports on board, one connected to a CD/DVD drive, and one free for the 5.25" bay. There are four 3.5 SAS bays with what looks ...
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CentOS7 and LSI-9200-8E: How to see all external drives?

I'm working on a low-budget configuration change that involves a migration from a working reflashed IBM M1010 (LSI9220-8i) environment to a newer server running an LSI9200-8e SAS HBA. Everything ...
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Compatibility criteria between PCIe component and the motherboard

I have a Gigabyte (GA-B85-HD3 2.0) motherboard and an LSI SA9201-16e, however am not seeing the BIOS configuration menu for the card on boot. The motherboard only has one PCIe slot that can accept the ...
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SATA disk connected to mother board with SAS cable

I have a server mother board with SATA connections and 2U server case with 8X3,5" drive bays. The bays are connected with two SATA-> SAS cables (as show in the picture below) So the connection is ...
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Using older SAS drives on percH310 RAID as hot spare

Recently got a dell T320 with a percH310 controller, and I've decided to put the OS on a raid 5 of 3x300GB 15k SAS drives but would like a hot spare, we have a spare 15k 300GB sas drive which has been ...
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Will Sun/Oracle HDD work in a non-Sun system?

I know that Sun/Oracle-branded HDD's have a modified firmware, but can these drives work in a non-Sun system? Specifically Sun ST32000SSUN2.0T (which are 2 TB 7200 RPM Seagate Constellation ES drives) ...
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Reconnecting SAS equipment

I need to reconfigure the cabling between some LTO tape drives and a server. Are they plug and play or do I need to do any configuration? From what I've read so far, it seems that recycling the power ...
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Are there any advantages to connecting SATA3 drives to SAS ports?

I'm looking to build a new NAS for a video editing business, and a hot-swappable server chassis with a backplate would inevitably make life easier. These chassis tend to be SAS-based, which I ...
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SAS 3.0 cabling without a backplane - SFF-8680 vs SFF-8482

I would like to connect six HGST He10 SAS drives (model 0F27402) to a Lenovo M1215 HBA using direct cabling. I originally bought two SFF-8643 to 4*SATA breakout cables before seeing the drives as I ...
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Cisco C220 M3 Doesn't Recognize HBA, SSD

I am attempting to set up a Cisco C220 M3 blade server for a company and have been running into issues with the hard driver controller(s) that the machine has. The intent is to have vmWare ESXi ...
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SAS connector = 4x SATA automatically?

So I've been looking at server board and I often see some of them having a SAS connector. Base on my previous experience with SAS (Dell Perc6i), I can connect a SAS-to-4xSATA cable so I can use normal ...
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Dell Precision T5600 SAS issue

I'm currently having some issues with my Dell Precision T5600 Workstation (more specifically the Intel C600 SAS Controller). My problem is that my 2x2TB SAS harddisks are completely unreadable for my ...
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Logical Drives degraded due to the loss of a redundant path. What is wrong?

HP p822 (four external minisas ports) to pair of d2700s Storage Enclosures. Two ports on the p822 are unused. The partitioning is not at all identical. The top box has four different logical ...
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Identify small connectors next to SAS port on a Tape Drive

I'm trying to re-purpose an old Tape Drive, and not having much luck. As side-question to this process, the drive has two smaller connectors to the left of the normal SAS connectors, and I don't know ...
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Connect Tape Drive to H330

I'm re-purposing a Dell T430 server. It has an H730 connected to some disks for the OS and storage. It also has an H330, which I'm trying to use to connect an older Tandberg HH LTO4 tape drive. ...
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Storage issue - Invalid DWORD count - how to troubleshoot

Hoping someone a bit more knowledgeable might be able to point me in the right direction please! Having issues with a server, I believe it could be related to either RAID controller \ backplane \ ...