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    No - for SCSI drives you need a SCSI controller, few motherboards have them as standard, and there are several different "flavours" of SCSI which are not interchangeable.
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    Thanks thats what I thought
    Can anyone tell me if SAS needs an adapter card, or if it can just plug into a serial port on your mobo?

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822116015
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    Quote Originally Posted by bigboab View Post
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    SAS drives still need a suitable host adapter.

    For those who are interested a host adapter for SAS drives should also handle SATA drives. Comparison here - P40.

    One other thing to watch out for - ordinary PCI cards are simply not fast enough for SAS (or even SATA II), so you will only find PCI-X and PCI-E (usually x4) cards. PCI-X is not supported on the mobo you indicated, but a PCI-E x4 card would fit into any of the physically larger x16 slots, one of which is x4 electrically anyway.
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    sorry to seem so noobish but could you point me in the direction of one that is not to expensive and would suffice my needs?
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    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16816118087

    That's about the lowest priced I've seen which I know is compatible.

    http://www.google.com/url?q=http://w...whWCv3AVHNEHkA
    This one is priced cheaper (only SATA I) but I don't know whether that comes with cables (I've seen them sold separately so I suspect not) or Windows drivers. It also needs a PCI-E x8 slot.
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    em maybe I should just skip the 15,000 rpm and get another 7,200
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    I don't know about the north but in the south an Englishman is about as welcome as a fart in a space suit.




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