Intel / Opteron 2356/4gb
August 28, 2009 at 00:00:15
Specs: Window XP Pro x64, 2.3/ECC REG
I was looking at a server online and I thought to my self if you could use your typical SATA Hard Disk drive on a SCSI hot swappable HDD server?

So basically if one was to acquire a server with SCSI Hot-Plug Hard Drive Bays, could you use say a large SATA drive instead (assuming the mobo can handle it)


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August 28, 2009 at 05:45:42
SCSI is not SATA, nor are they compatible. Your question is akin to asking if an old PS/2 keyboard can be plugged into USB.

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August 28, 2009 at 05:50:40
Exactly what I thought.
An adapter will work though to allow one to use the larger cheaper drives correct?

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August 28, 2009 at 07:19:25
There are adapters to plug SATA drives into SCSI interfaces, but they don't run cheap ($100+), and I don't know how much they retard performance.

Also, SCSI is a collection of interfaces, so make sure you get the adapter compatible with your server.

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