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Could it be this easy? SAS to SATA adapter to test a SAS drive / try to recover files?

My cousin gave me his SAS Seagate Cheetah hard drive. Supposedly the controller failed (not the hard drive itself) and he was asking if I could get data off of it.

He had it in a dell precision desktop or something like that. I haven't come across a SAS controller / machine with sas drives to try to get the data...

but then it dawned on me. I had bought but never used an IDE /SATA adapter that I never used...  is there an equivalent sas/sata adapter?

I found this:

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/controller/home?O=&sku=1001084&is=REG&Q=&A=details

Would this work to power and read a SAS hard drive?
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8/22/2022 - Mon
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arghhh!  What's the odds of that? slim to none? any idea what kind of dell machine would be able to do that?  OptiPlex? PowerEdge?
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Thanks.  my cousin was saying he heard clunking from the drive, which to me says 'bad hard drive', but a tech near him supposedly gave it a higher voltage and it quieted down?  Bad power supply putting out low voltage and the 'higher voltage' was really normal?  Or the hard drive was bad and a higher voltage kept the heads from moving at all, quieting it down, but still a bad hard drive : ) ?

You know of a data recovery firm that doesn't charge for eval? At least then they'll give him a list of files they can recover (at no charge) and that would be some consolation?  He has a several month old backup, but with that list, he'll know what he's missing.
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