Is there a way to connect a SAS hard drive to (preferably external) USB A or some other way to format it as a stand alone drive / wipe it / etc? NOT trying to read data from when it was in a server / connected to raid controller, etc. Looking to start new with the drive.
I have something like this for SATA. Looking for something like this but for SAS:
I'd rather be able to connect to the external USB, but would you think this would work? The description says 'Allows you to connect a SAS hard drive to a SATA controller that supports SAS drives'. Any idea if most dell optiplex desktops support sas drives?
Reading the reviews for that item on amazon , it seems no, desktops don't handle SAS drives.
So what's the cheapest SAS controller and is there one that connects via USB? Yes, totally not what SAS is inteneded for (many drives, RAID). I am just looking to be able to wipe / format / write new to it as a JBOD... and bunch being one : )