Anyone ever replace a HD SAS connector ?

Deadjasper

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Came upon a 6TB 12G SAS Dell branded HGST HD with a broken power connector. Only the plastic part is broken. I'm using an SAS to SATA connector at present. This works because the pins themselves are intact and required just a little straightening to go into connector. The drive itself is fine, it's a low mileage 100% health beauty. While the SAS to SATA connector does work it limits the drives usefulness so I'd like to replace the connector if possible/practicable. I have donor drives available. Anyone ever do this? How hard is it? Any tips?

TIA
 

mwroobel

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If you have decent soldering abilities it is not hard. The part you need is something like this one https://www.amphenol-icc.com/product-series/serial-attached-scsi-sas-3-0.html (I don't know which drive you have so the connector may be different) which you can get from Mouser or one of the other large electronic parts supply houses. it is much easier if you have a hot air rework station but if you are careful you can do it with a decent soldering station.
 

Deadjasper

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If you have decent soldering abilities it is not hard. The part you need is something like this one https://www.amphenol-icc.com/product-series/serial-attached-scsi-sas-3-0.html (I don't know which drive you have so the connector may be different) which you can get from Mouser or one of the other large electronic parts supply houses. it is much easier if you have a hot air rework station but if you are careful you can do it with a decent soldering station.

Thanks. Looks like it's time for me to invest in a hot air rework station.
 
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