Hey everyone, this was a deal I worked out with the seller for our community over at serverbuilds.net. We have a huge (and growing) discord if anyone is into that sort of thing.
I didn't want to post here as I didn't want to break any rules.
Yes, you definitely cannot use these drives with a SATA controller, such as the one on your motherboard. You need to attach them to a SAS controller. Typically you would either do this through a backplane or with 8482 breakout cables.