Questions tagged [sas]

Serial Attached SCSI, or SAS, is a storage attachment interface most often used on high-end equipment such as servers, and which is capable of transferring data at up to 12 Gbit/second on the bus.

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Check sas disk using this connector

Hi gyus so i have 2 SAS disk at home (IBM AND DELL IN THE IMAGE)and in my work i found this sas to sata connector enter image description here I want to check if this 2 SAS work or no so i did connect ...
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XenDebian Guest Install messing with host system somehow

I'm setting up (unsuccessfully) a Debian guest on my newly configured xen server. I'm getting errors when installing a debian guest related to creating swap partitions. I notice that when this ...
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SAS University Edition VM fails to boot when Docker Desktop Service running

Config Host: Windows 10 64bit Machine: Panasonic CF-31 / 16GB Ram / 1TB SSD Samsung 860 Pro Reproduction Download and install latest "VirtualBox" software including Host extensions ...
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SMART enabled but drive can't be tested properly?

So just today I flashed an LSI 9211-4i to IT mode, taped the 3.3V pin (along with the two reserved pins through my lack of precision) on my SAS drive and finally got it appearing in the SAS topology ...
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Install SAS PCI adapter on Ubuntu Server 20.04

I have some difficulties to install a LSI 3081e SAS adapter. I am not even sure that it is possible on a Ubuntu server 20.04 as the card is quite old. The card seems to be listed in /sys/devices (I ...
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SATA HDD, with SAS backplane, to SATA Controller. which cable do I need?

I have just bought a case with SFF-8087 backplane like this The hard drive is SATA, Western Digital Red to be exact, and I am using the mainboard controller, which is also SATA. The cable provided by ...
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How to connect additional drives to HBA controller?

I have a HBA 330 IT controller which has 2x4 12 Gbit/s SAS (or 6 Gbit/s SATA) ports, available through two SFF-8643 mini-SAS connectors. Though it has only 8 ports, it can aparently support up to 32 ...
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Identify SAS ports on mainboard

Can someone help me identify those 4 ports (left to the "CPU2" sign in the yellow box), J_STORAGE_M1 through J_STORAGE_M4? The mainboard docs label them just "SAS connector". but what kind of SAS ...
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HP SAS Expander: Is it possible to reconfigure an HP 468405-002 to be a 32 drive card?

I have bought an inexpensive HP SAS expander card (P/N: 468405-002). It is listed as used in a 24 bay enclosure, with an external tape drive interconnect. I am successfully using the tape drive link ...
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Can SAS interconnects such as 8087 and 8088 be hot swapped?

If I have an external drive cage using the external miniSAS interconnect (8088) with the server, can it be plugged/unplugged into/from the HBA in the server while the server is running? Can external ...
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Are SATA controllers SAS compatible?

I have a couple old SAS drives that I want to wipe to resell, along with their RAID controller card. However, the PC they came with is toast, and my personal rig has only SATA-III ports. I can buy ...
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Is the limitation of SATA attached drives on an LSI based SAS expander an ongoing issue?

In my research on developing a low-cost external drive bay for my server, I was presented with a critical issue in attaching commodity SATA drives through any SAS expander based on the LSI controller ...
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Sata 2 vs Cacheless SAS6G JBOD Performance

I have some "old" servers here, using Asus P9D-MH/SAS/10G-DUAL https://www.asus.com/Commercial-Servers-Workstations/P9DMHSAS10GDUAL/ This board comes with a SAS 6Gbps controller, an LSI SAS2308 ...
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How to connect a SATA III port to a SAS hard drive?

On my motherboard, the ASUS Z9PA-D8, it says that it has a row of 8 SAS ports for connecting to SAS hard drives. I'm talking about the line of blue things running horizontally in the bottom right of ...
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Dell PERC H710P 8 drives show up in 4 pairs with same id

I’ve scoured the Dell documentation for the product, but I can’t for the life of me figure out what I might be doing wrong. I have 8 4TB HGST SAS drives in an enclosure. The Perc bios will only let ...
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How To Export Large CSV File From SAS Viya

I have a large CSV file of about 7 million observations that i want to export from SAS Viya. The problem is that SAS viya doesn't allow me to do so because it is too large. So I had to divide it into "...
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SAS Desktop (64 Bit) MAPI Error Sending Email with 32 Bit Outlook

We have been trying to use MAPI to send from SAS Desktop, when we send we get an error message from Outlook Sample Code options emailsys=mapi filename mailbox email; data _null; File Mailbox to = '...
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How can I make a line chart with average value of observations at a time on a continuous x-axis in SAS Visual Analytics 8.2?

I have troubles making a simple line chart in SAS Visual Analytics 8.2. I just want to plot aggregated average value of observations on y-axis against observation times (day number) on x-axis. Line ...
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Do all drives need to be SAS or can one RAID array be SATA?

We have a Dell PowerEdge T330 server. This machine has 8 hard drive bays which support either SAS or SATA drives. Currently, they're all SATA. We're looking to upgrade one of the RAID arrays to SAS ...
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Filesystem immediately stops working after hotswap disk inserted in secondary controller

I have a computer with one 250GiB SSD disk connected to first onboard SATA connector which holds one EFI partition and one root partition (ubuntu 19.04). The computer also has a second discrete SAS ...
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SATA/SAS HDD Connector [closed]

Coming here out of relative inexperience. I have recently bought a hard drive on eBay advertised as a 2TB SATA II 7.2K RPM HDD. Most of this seems to check out upon receiving it, except for one thing. ...
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Can I see the contents of a SAS drive?

Can I see the contents of a SAS drive that was part of a RAID array? In other words, I need to connect the SAS drive to any other PC (Or Server Machine) so that it appears as secondary drive and its ...
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can HDD handle SAS3?

Can mechanical hard drives (HDD) handle SAS 3's 12GB/s throughput? I'm trying to make a cost analysis that requires maximized transfer speeds but can ONLY use HDD (please don't mention SSDs). Maybe I'...
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Is there such a thing as a SAS switch?

I know infiniband uses largely the same cables as the SAS connected hard drive bays (JBODs), and infiniband has switches for its own purposes. I know also that SAS connected units have the capacity ...
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Solaris 11.3 can't import a pool

I had some reboots last days and guess it's something to do with the SAS controller. But maybe I'm wrong. Any idea why the zpool import and zdb -e [pool] aborted or crashed with core dumps? ...
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Strange issue with Dell PowerEdge R610 hard drive status lights

I setup a test FreeNAS server the other day on a spare Dell PowerEdge r610 and noticed that the hard drive activity LEDs are always both lit no matter what the server is doing. I have 6 1TB 7.2k SAS ...
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The return of alarm of thread “Non-deferrable Alarm :0” websphere application server while stopping the WebSphere Server

I am trying to stop the WebSphere server, but I am getting the below mentioned error: [1/20/19 18:57:19:312 AST] 00000028 AdminHelper A ADMN1021I: An attempt is made to stop the SASServer8 server....
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How do you copy a SAS file share that has more than 256 character

Is it possible to copy a SAS file share that the path has more than 256 character within Win 10 or Win Server? And if not, what options do I have?
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Problem with shared folder SAS University Edition on a Mac using Parallels Desktop

I've managed to install the SAS University Edition (SASUE) as a VM on Parallels Desktop 14. The appliance works, but the shared folder is not showing up. I managed to install the Parallel Tools onto ...
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SAS-HBA not working in 2nd GPU-Slot (Z68X)

I got this rig: Intel i7 2500K Gigabyte Z68X-UD3H-B3 rev1.0 Gigabyte GTX970-G1 16GB Corsair XMP Windows 7 x64 Now I added a LSI SAS3801E Host Bus Adapter to connect a LTO-drive, though while the ...
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400GB IBM SSD (98Y4042) on standard desktop PC

I have one 400GB IBM/STEC SSD (fru 98Y4042) that I can not gain access to from my windows pc. My SAS controller can (from BIOS) "see" the disk but is unable to perform a low level format on it. The ...
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IBM x3650 M3 Server - can I just use a regular 2.5" SATA drive?

IBM x3650 M3 Server - can I just use a regular 2.5" SATA drive? Or do they need to be a certain type?
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How to connect a SAS PCIe Card to a Tape Drive?

I have the PCIe Card: Highpoint 4322 which is supposed to be a PCIe SAS Card with HBA which comes with two SFF-8088 ports - manufacturer's website I also have a tape drive Tandberg Data 3513-LTO ...
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Is it possible to connect SAS card using SATA cables to SAS enclosure then connect SATA drive

I have a "SilverStone ECS04 PCIe to Mini-SAS SFF-8087 Expansion Card" which has 2 mini-SAS SFF-8087 ports - I purchased a SilverStone CPS03 Mini SFF-8087 to SAS/SATA with Sideband Cable which gives me ...
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What type of connector is this? MSA 2040

This connector is on our newly purchased (and incorrect model) MSA SAN Shelf. What's the name of the connector? Some people are referring to it as "SAS 3", but I wasn't aware that there was anything ...
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SATA / SAS Conversion

I was wondering if it is possible to do the following: Connect a motherboard's SATA ports to a SFF-8087 SAS interface Connect the above cable to a internal SFF-8087 to external SFF-8088 adapter ...
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Do SAS to SATA cables work interchangeably?

I need to boot a sever OS that lives on a SAS type Hard Drive, from a desktop machine (a server got a little bit wet and the PSU's have blown). It's a Dell PowerEdge T620 that's gone down and I just ...
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How to use a SAS drive as an external hard disk?

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 ...
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Is it safe to enable Virtualization on my laptop?

I'm learning SAS and the first thing I need to do is enable Virtualization because I download Oracle VM Virtualbox. Is there any safety risks by doing so? I go to coffee shops a lot to mooch their ...
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How to add User Defined Language XML File to Notepad++

I have a custom XML style file for SAS, from a list of User Defined Language Files in Notepad++ available here : http://docs.notepad-plus-plus.org/index.php/User_Defined_Languages#...
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Blanking an SAS HD without an SAS dock / server

I have some old SAS HDs which need to be securely deleted before recycling. I don't have a spare SAS-equipped server, and my external hard drive dock is marked for SATA. What tools can I use to ...
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Windows 10: Black Screen on Boot after SAS Installation

I have just installed the university edition of SAS Analytics and during the process of setting up the Oracle VM, my computer crashed with a blue screen and now will not show any video. The blue ...
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LSI HBA Enable Partial or Slumber Low Power Mode

I have a SATA disc connected to a LSI 9207-8i HBA which uses the LSI SAS2308 controller. I am trying to put this disc in slumber by enabling device initiated power management. Disk sends a PMREQ_P / ...
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How do I connect a SAS3 drive to a SAS2-capable motherboard that only has SATA-style ports?

I have purchased two items that I want to mate: A SuperMicro motherboard: X10SL7-F A Seagate Enterprise SAS drive: ST6000NM0034 The motherboard seems to be somewhat unique in that it has eight (8) ...
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Why is my tape drive so slow?

I have bought a used Quantum Ultrium LTO-4 tape drive and attached it to an HP Smart Array P400 SAS controller in my HP ProLiant N54l. I use FreeBSD 11 as my operating system. Now I have inserted a ...
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How to get an SAS LTO-4 drive to work on a normal PC?

I got a cheap Tandberg LTO-4 tape drive and I would like to use it on my normal, Windows 10/Ubuntu PC for data backups. I tried a SAS SFF-8482 to SATA adapter, but later found out, that this only ...
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Connecting tape drive to RAID controller

I'm trying to install a Quantum TC-L52AN tape drive in my workstation. The attached IBM ServeRAID M1115 SAS/SATA controller has two SFF-8087 jacks, one of which is connected to four hard drives in ...
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Performance problems with external SAS LTO-5 drive

I recently got an external SAS LTO-5 tape drive from eBay for my NAS at home, and a SAS PCI-E adapter - this is the sas2flash output: LSI Corporation SAS2 Flash Utility Version 20.00.00.00 (2014.09....
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Disconnect the SAS on T7500

I have a Dell Precision T7500. In BIOS I have turned off the SAS controller, which means that I can't use two HD's and the DVD drive, which I am fine with. I have an Adata SU800 SSD in it, which I ...
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What kind of HDD connectors are this?

What kind of connector is this? I have no physical access to it. This picture was sent to me by a friend who is a consultant for the owner of the disk. It looks like a SAS or SATA connector but only ...