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Quick doublecheck adding SSD & SAS instead of SATA

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OK So just want to make a quick double check before moving forward, this is for a Z420 refurbish Win 7 64 that I'll use for recording and editing only, not personal online use and such.


Tried to look up as many forum searches and videos as I could find.


Installing SSD


All I need to do is get adapter trays to make the 2.5 fit the 3.5 slots. Should be able to hook up the SSDs as if they were Sata?


Installing SAS


Need to install SAS card into system to run SAS Drive


Now do I also need to get a SAS to SATA Adapter Converter card too? I'm not sure, I saw them but I dont see in any posts or videos people mentioning them.


I'm assuming its just install the SAS card into the machine to make it so you can install the SAS drive instead of SATA.


What I'm trying to do is add


1. SSD 1TB as my main drive


2. SSD 250GB to run my DAW recording sessions


3. SSD 250GB to run my audio samples


4. SAS 2TB Drive to store things not in use


I have external hard drives as well for a whole library of this and thats


I feel like I kinda sorta have it, I know what parts are needed to finish this refurbish and use it solely for recording and editing.


Z420 with Win 7 64 OS

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Like I don't need one of these for SAS, right? Just the SAS controller card and I'm all good right? I never saw any posts or videos that mention them, but once I saw it, I was like "Wait what? What's this?"

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OK I guess I'm all set, I see no objections, none I could find from running a community search or videos/articles.

 

I'll try to finish my refurbish with SSD & SAS storage and OS this weekend

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sas/sata adapters don't really exist since sas natively supports sata.  The only time I've seen any type of adapter is when they are used on rack servers on a dual port sas controller and need dual port functionality.  Then there's an sata to sas 'interposer' board which simply gives the sata a dual port capability.  There is no way to convert from sas to sata.

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Since you have the capability to run them, I would also look into sas ssd drives.  They have enterprise reliability which is probably important for your work.

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