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Dell 2950 with SAS - switching to SATA possible?
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      05-07-2011, 03:46 AM
I have a Dell 2950 with SAS disks installed from Dell. I want to
replace the SAS disks with Seagate 1.5TB SATA disks. I've read
conflicting info regarding the need for a special "interposer" board
which sits between the SATA disks and the SAS backplane:

Most posts say it isn't necessary:

But other posts say it is (or might be?) required:

Does anyone know what the deal is with this interpose board? Does it
perhaps add some extra performance that I wouldn't get by plugging the
SATA directly into the backplane?

I plugged the 6 SATA disks directly into the system, built a RAID5 in
the PERC utility, and had no issues. But I would rather not have
everything fail in the near future due to some necessary piece of

Any help would be great.

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