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Author Topic: Connector SAS  (Read 781 times)

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Connector SAS
« on: January 28, 2020, 05:09 PM »
I am willing to buy another hard drive disk.

One is a NVMe m.2 ssd of 1 TB and the other a mechanical HDD up from 6 TB.

I have a motherboard Asus Z-170K .
I don't know if have SAS connector.
I assume that the conector are SATA type. SATA3

Do you know if I can connect a SAS hard drive ?

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Re: Connector SAS
« Reply #1 on: January 29, 2020, 01:04 AM »
Though SAS and SATA connections are quite alike, they aren't interchangeable. SAS drives are mostly used in servers and are usually much too expensive to be used in desktop systems.

OTOH, if you already own a SAS drive you can buy a PCI interface for your desktop system to connect that drive. Speed is usually similar to SATA, when used in a desktop system.

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Re: Connector SAS
« Reply #2 on: January 29, 2020, 02:28 AM »
On the other hand, SATA drives can be connected to SAS controllers with a cheap cable adaptor.

But anyway that motherboard doesn't have a SAS controller or ports.

https://www.asus.com...70-K/specifications/

So just get boring old SATA drives to keep it simple.

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Re: Connector SAS
« Reply #3 on: January 29, 2020, 11:55 AM »
Though SAS and SATA connections are quite alike, they aren't interchangeable. SAS drives are mostly used in servers and are usually much too expensive to be used in desktop systems.

OTOH, if you already own a SAS drive you can buy a PCI interface for your desktop system to connect that drive. Speed is usually similar to SATA, when used in a desktop system.
SCSI and SAS are expensive, but in ebay and others offers cheaper than sata 3 drives........
A SAS 6 TB drive for the same price of a SATA 3 one....  :-* :P

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Re: Connector SAS
« Reply #4 on: January 29, 2020, 11:58 AM »
On the other hand, SATA drives can be connected to SAS controllers with a cheap cable adaptor.

But anyway that motherboard doesn't have a SAS controller or ports.

https://www.asus.com...70-K/specifications/

So just get boring old SATA drives to keep it simple.
Good to know.

Then I can't have it.

Best Regards.

Additional comment :

1 x M.2 Socket 3, , with M key, type 2242/2260/2280 storage devices support (both SATA & PCIE mode)

Can I connect a Crucial P1 CT1000P1SSD8 - Disco Duro sólido Interno SSD de 1 TB (3D NAND, NVMe, PCIe, M.2)   ?

 :-*
« Last Edit: January 29, 2020, 12:17 PM by Contro »

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Re: Connector SAS
« Reply #5 on: January 29, 2020, 05:07 PM »
If both the connector and drive support PCIe mode, (and correct key), then there shouldn't be a problem, I have a Crucial P1 500GB in my machine.

Be aware of the limited Write Endurance if you plan on shifting large amounts of data:
1TB drive: 200TB Total Bytes Written (TBW), approximately 109GB per day for 5 years

It's also Quad-Level Cell which means it's slower than TLC, (especially for large writes), and may wear out a bit faster, (hence the low TBW value), but is reasonably cheap.


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Re: Connector SAS
« Reply #6 on: January 29, 2020, 05:25 PM »
If both the connector and drive support PCIe mode, (and correct key), then there shouldn't be a problem, I have a Crucial P1 500GB in my machine.

Be aware of the limited Write Endurance if you plan on shifting large amounts of data:
1TB drive: 200TB Total Bytes Written (TBW), approximately 109GB per day for 5 years

It's also Quad-Level Cell which means it's slower than TLC, (especially for large writes), and may wear out a bit faster, (hence the low TBW value), but is reasonably cheap.


Nice indeed. I will keep this information .
 :-*

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Re: Connector SAS
« Reply #7 on: February 03, 2020, 03:30 PM »
I have bought two disks.

https://www.ebay.es/...mp;item=332878771430

https://www.amazon.e...00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

I try to reassure the disk is good for asus z170k , but they send me to crucial and asus. so I prefer apply the 4wd criteria under my total responsability.

Best Regards

Note : I hope no problems sending to canary islands.....
sometimes I pay and then they tell me they can't send to tenerife.....
 :-* :P