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jmx247
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Windows OS on SAS drive

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Z240
Microsoft Windows 10 (64-bit)
The drive for my z240 was starting to go bad, so I duplicated it onto a SAS drive because that's all I had available. The z240 won't boot or see the drive, is there a setting in the bios I need to change or a possible driver I need to install.
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DGroves
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the z240 unlike the bigger models (640/840) only supports SATA (no SAS)

 

to use your SAS drive as a boot or data drive you will need to install a SAS/SATA pci-e card that supports booting

 

 

http://h20195.www2.hp.com/V2/GetPDF.aspx/4AA6-1449ENW      (read page 11)

 

 

i would recomend a dell Perc series card such as the perc 310 which can be found on ebay for around 40.00

 

note that any card will also require the drive connector cable(s)

for the 310 you need  a (SFF-8470) Mini-SAS to 4x SATA Forward Breakout Cable

 

To make it simple, if the host-controller side is a SAS connector (SFF-8470) and the target side is SATA drives then you must always use a SAS to SATA Forward Breakout Cable

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