[lug] OT: drive cables

D. Stimits stimits at comcast.net
Tue Nov 21 12:41:45 MST 2006

I'm looking at a controller card with an Adaptec chip in it that runs 
under the adp94xx driver:

The manual says it uses SAS cables, but the first 4 channels appear to 
be normal SATA connectors. An image:

I know that there are SAS cables which are "clumped" so to speak, and at 
the other end work with either SAS drives or SATA drives. But what about 
the SATA style connectors on the controller? Do ordinary SATA cables 
work for those? I was under the impression that one half of the cable 
was fully compatible with either SATA or SAS, but the the cable itself 
was not stock SATA due to the half that goes onto the controller card 
itself. But maybe that was just for the combined channel style connector 
and does not apply to the controller connectors which are discreet?

D. Stimits, stimits AT comcast DOT net

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