I am not a server guy. I have few external hard disks lying around. Googling around I found those are SAS drives. I want to convert it into an external hard drive for personal use (I'm planning to connect it to the router that has USB 3.0 ). How to connect these drives to the router through USB or ethernet? Any help would be welcome. The hard disk is in the image.
I came across two SAS to USB adapters that seem to have the necessary SAS controller as well as physical connectors; however the cost is going to be prohibitive for many.
Just got my converter for $5.50 from aliexpress SFF-8482 SAS 22 Pin to 7 Pin - not work for anybody when read comments
- is not working only detect drive but when init try change MBR GTP failed (Win)
- drive spin - make whining noise
- ended up with my laptop power supply stop working and run on battery. After restart connect different power supply and then back to main original its working again
Found this one maybe its work:
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Connected to different HDD Enclosure but this time partition are not detected
Startech make a $30 drive bay to turn anything into SATA, ie load SAS drive in the front and takes standard SATA out the back. That will speak fluent PC. Then you can do SATA to USB 3.0. Crazy I know, but very doable despite what other people have said. No judgement on whether you really want to be doing this and for what cost.
You can use pretty much any HDD enclosure, which you can find on sites such as Newegg or Amazon. The keyword to search for is "External Hard drive enclosure".
Just make sure to choose SAS interface rather than SATA.