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Seagate cheetah 15k RPM drives SAS to sata connector

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Just out of curiosity. The Seagate cheetah is only sold with and SAS connector. Is there a convertor to connect it to SATA? I know solid state drives are faster. Honestly im just wondering.

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yes you can use SAS to SATA connector, please refer below. you can also find it in ebay.

http://www.alibaba.com/product-gs/711549169/sas_to_sata_adapter_usb_to.html
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hi,

Have you checked.
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Yes i am sorry. I looked into them. Will will these fit into the 15k HDDs? Is there a standard SAS size?
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Yes there are 2 type of sas hard drives 2.5inch and 3.5 inch.
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Which type would these hard drives be? I have used them in a storage device but never had to buy an adapter.

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A SAS drive will NOT work on a SATA connector any more than an old 9-pin VGA monitor will work on a 9-pin RS232 connector.

You need to buy a SAS controller, not a SAS->SATA converter.   Too much gets lost in the translation.  Example SAS drives are dual ported, so you not only get path redundancy, but performance benefits.  But attach a SAS drive to a SATA controller then a SATA->SAS convertor and you lose the benefits of having SAS in the first place.
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What are the benefits of sas? Is it faster than sata?
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Thanks for the info
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