2 x SSD SAS drives in homePC

Discussion in 'SSDs & Data Storage' started by _network, Sep 8, 2018.

  1. _network

    _network n00bie

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    Hi All,

    I have a idea to upgrade my home dsktop ( i5 , AsRock z97 pro, 16 GB ram ). I know that it will be much too much for that hardware and for my need but I have two unused SSD SAS drives ST800FM0403.

    Looking for the SAS controller that allows me to install these two SSDs inside my home PC, and cables for that.

    If I buy these :

    https://www.broadcom.com/products/storage/raid-controllers/megaraid-sas-9361-8i#overview

    should everything be OK and works ?

    Thank you for any advice and suggestions :)
     
  2. Blue Fox

    Blue Fox [H]ardForum Junkie

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    You're much better off selling them and buying a consumer SSD. It's not worth buying such a high end HBA for what you're proposing.
     
  3. wareyore

    wareyore Limp Gawd

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    I have that card. It works great. Should work for your drives as long as you have the right cables.

    Enjoy playing with that hardware.
     
  4. workingnonstop

    workingnonstop 2[H]4U

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    You can pick up an IBM M1015 or Dell H200/H310 for $30-40 on ebay and flash it to regular LSI HBA - there are plenty of guides online on how to do this. Combine that with an SFF-8087 to SFF-8482 (should be SAS connectors) breakout cable and you should be golden.