HGST 100GB SAS SSD HUSSL4010BSS600 at 40usd

marcoi

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i have a SM MB X10SL7-F with sata/sas control onboard. what kind of cables would i need to hook up these drives to it? I dont have the mb in a server case so no hot swap cages, etc..
 
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PithyChats

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man i should have order last night, there like 52 competing offers for 5 left
Don't worry they've added more, and competing offers shows offers from all time, so right now there are probably not more than 2-3. I doesn't seem like the seller will go below $40 right now though.
 

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Does anyone know if these drives need both sas ports connected (since its a dual port sas drive) to get the advertise speeds? Reason I'm asking is i'm trying to research a case upgrade for my freenas box and need to know if i have to plan on dual port sas or single port backplanes.

Im thinking of this case
SilverStone Technology Co., Ltd.- CS380

With a 5.25 bay conversion to add my hdds to it.
I may end up with 6 WD Red 8TB drives and 8 of these drives in it.
 

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Does anyone know if these drives need both sas ports connected (since its a dual port sas drive) to get the advertise speeds?
I don't think the dual-porting really matters in this case. It's mostly for just for multipath purposes. With dual-ported drives you can in theory get more total bandwidth with the right kind of a setup. With 8 of those SSDs you may end up having the SAS interface as the bottleneck, but 4x 6Gbit/s is in my mind good enough for such small disks.

Look at it this way -- a LOT of the backplanes, such as the ones used in Supermicro SC846 chasses, are active-passive (one 'port' active at any given time), so it only gives you the multipathing (reliability) benefits. You should to check whether the backplane you're shopping for is active-active; I have some doubts.
 

marcoi

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the case i listed above has 2 sata ports per hdd on the backplane and per the manual if i connect the two it will provide dual connection. But if i went with 2 per drive i would max out the onboard lsi card which only has 8 sata based connectors on it. I would need to add a second raid card to accommodate the rest of the drives.

Thus my question on speed tests, if anyone done single port vs dual port on these drives.
 

ClintSouthwood

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Can you guys read SMART info from these drives? Using a h200 I am not seeing very much info on mine, is that because it's an OEM drive?
 

rubylaser

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Can you guys read SMART info from these drives? Using a h200 I am not seeing very much info on mine, is that because it's an OEM drive?
It's because they are SAS drives. They display SMART data in a completely different format than SATA drives.

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