I have an IBM SAS hdd from my ibm 3620 m3 series server, the server is down(motherboad dead0 SO  how i can transfer my data to any sata or usb HDD
Danny PaulinoSr ITAsked:
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you need to buy a SAS controller.  (USB or SATA absolutely will NOT work, and there is no such thing as a USB->SAS or SATA->SAS converter).

Once you buy a SAS controller, then boot your computer to whatever o/s is running on the m3, and then you can mount the device as if it was the m3 and do what you want.
Why do you want to transfer data from that disk? You already have that on your backups!

Besides, servers normally have more than one disk in RAID arrays, and not single disks, so, depending on what array type was used, you'd have to setup those disks in arrays too.
noxchoGlobal Support CoordinatorCommented:
Get this kind of controller:
Then you can connect the drive to standard SATA interface.
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Noxcho: The author has a SAS drive, he needs a SAS controller, period.  The above adapter won't work.   It is a SAS interposer.
that won't work either, noxcho - the IBM uses LSI controllers (IBM Serverraid)  and the highpoint controller above has different metadata.    Author needs to pick up one of these ...

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andyalderSaggar maker's framemakerCommented:
The 3620 m3 comes with a plethora of different disk/RAID options, if they only have one disk I'd guess it's actually SATA rather than SAS. Any chance of reading the part number off it? If it's SAS there's a chance that it's a PCIe ServerRAID/LSI card that can be transferred to a PC.
Danny PaulinoSr ITAuthor Commented:
great, thanks so much. for all comment, especially to DLETHE and ANDYALDER
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