SAS drive to Sata

I have a SAS drive that has an adaptor that will not let me connect the SAS drive to a desktop with only SATA connections. I need to get the data and if possible the OS to a SATA drive. The SAS has a connector that will not allow connectivity to a SATA drive or newer SAT connections where there is no way to hook up the SAS drive. I just need to pull that data and again the OS if possible off to and storage drive to reload onto a desktop that is all SATA? I really just want the data and OS if possible but the data and Adobe Illustrator app.
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Dennis MillerAsked:
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DavidPresidentCommented:
Buy a SAS controller used. There is no hack to get a SATA controller to work
noxchoGlobal Support CoordinatorCommented:
Where does this drive come from? Connect it back to the original system - then take backup of entire drive and restore it over SATA drive.
DavidPresidentCommented:
P.S. there is no such thing as an adapter for a SAS drive to let it hook up to a SATA controller.   You can hook up a SATA disk to a SAS controller, but not the other way around.  I've bought used SAS controllers on eBay for well under $20.

Here is one on eBay, that comes with cables for a whole $8.25

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Dell-PowerEdge-SAS-6-iR-PCI-E-Raid-Controller-Card-JW063-w-Splitter-Cable-/381253637673?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item58c47cd629
rindiCommented:
SAS disks are usually used in RAID arrays within servers, and not as single disks. So trying to extract data from the single disk normally makes little sense. Besides, servers are backed up regularly, so you shouldn't need to recover data from the disk. Rather just take your backups and restore the data from those.

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Dennis MillerAuthor Commented:
I was talking with the server tech and he also tried to go the other way as he bought an adaptor but like you say here it just is not meant to be and you are correct it came from server that has a fan issue. I was trying to just load it into a SATA desktop with the adaptor to SATA  but it did not like it. I will either just wait now for the fan part to load the SAS back up or blow it all away and just move this guy to a new SATA drive that I know works. This has been a great learning lesson as I have never worked with SAS. Thanks again for all the great answers and me and the other tech here were laughing as we found out your answers were very correct. It will not work the other way around even with the adaptor. Some times hard heads keep driving. We tend to think there is always a way. Not so. Thanks again.
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