Anonymous asked in Computers & InternetHardwareAdd-ons · 1 decade ago

What is SAS (SATA 3)?

Is SAS SATA 3 or something?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    SAS is a Serially Attached SCSI. If you don't know what you are doing, be very very careful, or there will a large electrical discharge, of the sort which is usually followed by Igor saying "Its Alive!".

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    SAS is not SATA 3.

    SAS = Serial Attached SCSI

    Uses the same connectors as SATA, any SAS controller can have SATA drives hooked up to it, but SATA controllers will not recognize SAS drives.

    SCSI has always been more of an enterprise solution.

  • 1 decade ago

    SAS is not SATA 3, it's serial attached SCSI. used mainly for enterprise servers. expensive but faster than normal SATA.

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