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


HBA/SAS Raid Card <> miniSAS SFF-8644 to 4x SFF-8482 <> 1 to 4 SAS/SATA HDD
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
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.