SAS HDD-s won't spin up

vangoose

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You don't have SAS controller on your motherboard.
The SCU controller has 2 versions, SATA and SAS. The one on your board is SATA even it uses SFF8087 port.
 
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levilevi

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That's why they don't spin up? If this has a SAS controller it will send a "signal" to the hdd to power up? THANKS!
 

Spartacus

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Also, assuming you plugged SATA power cable to the 15 pin end of the SAS cable.
Doesn't matter what he plugs in where SAS drives use a different signal than SATA, a PCI-E SAS card is needed to get the drives to work, while the motherboard controller does use a SFF8087 connector it is not SAS.

SAS Drives-> SATA Controller ~ No
SATA Drives -> SATA Controller ~ Yes
SAS Drives -> SAS Controller ~ Yes
SATA Drives -> SAS Controller ~ Yes