[HELP] Xserve 2009 SAS drive incompatible...

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Server, Xserve, and Networking' started by allenpan, Jul 27, 2017.

  1. belvdr macrumors 603

    Aug 15, 2005
    SATA controllers are not compatible with SAS drives. However the opposite is true: you can use SATA drives on a SAS controller.
  2. allenpan thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 11, 2011
    My Xserve 2009 has the optional Raid card, and I believe it is SAS controller no?
  3. belvdr macrumors 603

    Aug 15, 2005
    No idea what's in there. If it is SAS, then it may be that you currently have SATA drives. Even many of the new controllers don't like a mix of SAS and SATA.

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