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Connect SAS drive to a computer

I would like to wipe out some SAS drives from an old Dell server. 

Is there an adaptor that I can be used to connect the SAS drives to a computer perhaps via USB so that I can wipe the SAS drive clean?

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8/22/2022 - Mon
David Johnson, CD

grab one of the PCIE perc controllers on ebay and a cable
andyalder

Yup, card and cables. Nobody makes a USB SAS caddy and you can't connect them to a SATA port.
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Thank you.  So with a regular desktop computer that takes PCI-E, I would need to purchase this SAS Controller card and then which cables would need to be purchased?  Are you referring to a cable that would attach to the adapter at the outside of that card to the SAS hard drive. (which was removed from a Server)?
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And additionally, this type of cable would not work if attached to the inside of a computer?

22 Pin SATA ATA Data and Power Combo Cable,22Pin SATA to 7Pin Serial ATA Data Cable + 4Pin IDE LP4 Power Cable (30cm ATA+IDE)


David Johnson, CD

HBA/SAS Raid Card <> miniSAS SFF-8644 to 4x SFF-8482 <> 1 to 4 SAS/SATA HDD
David Johnson, CD

might be cheaper in the short run to power up the old server or use a current server
you can plug SATA into SAS but you cannot connect SAS to SATA
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andyalder

What do you want to do with the drives after erasing them? Old SAS disks aren't worth much as they can't be easily used in a PC and there are loads of them about from server refreshes. If it's just data destruction before recycling then the big metal eraser with wooden handle is cheapest.
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Thanks to both.  Likely will be recycling the drives after wiping or destruction, by giving them to an electronics recycler ..
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Thanks very much. 
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