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Dell 2950 with SAS - switching to SATA possible?

Discussion in 'PC Hardware' started by joseph85750, May 7, 2011.

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    joseph85750 Guest

    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.

    joseph85750, May 7, 2011
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