[lug] SAS controllers and SCSI drives

Martin Heck mheck at mines.edu
Fri Aug 10 09:48:26 MDT 2007

For what it's worth, our new PE2950's with 5/i's do come up with Ubuntu
7.04 server without problems as well. I haven't seen any converters for
SAS<->Parallel SCSI yet though.


Martin Heck
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steve at badcheese.com wrote:
> We just got a test machine from DELL (PE2950) that has a newer LSI
> (PERC 5/i) controller and 8 SAS SCSI drives. I was unable to get any
> distro except for FC7 to talk to the newer LSI controller out of the box.
> FYI: The machine's HD I/O is super, hyper, mega fast w/ RAID-10. :)
> - Steve
> On Thu, 9 Aug 2007, D. Stimits wrote:
>> Date: Thu, 09 Aug 2007 23:48:40 +0000
>> From: D. Stimits <stimits at comcast.net>
>> Reply-To: "Boulder (Colorado) Linux Users Group -- General Mailing List"
>> <lug at lug.boulder.co.us>
>> To: BLUG <lug at lists.lug.boulder.co.us>
>> Subject: [lug] SAS controllers and SCSI drives
>> Unfortunately I can't make tonight's meeting, but have a question
>> maybe someone can answer. I've looked around and can't definitively
>> answer this, although clues indicate the answer is "no".
>> Can anyone here tell me if there is any known adapter or backplane
>> that allows use of Ultra 160/320 80 pin SCA SCSI on SAS controllers?
>> I'm thinking if it isn't possible.
>> D. Stimits, stimits AT comcast DOT net
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