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Possible to mix SAS and SATA in S10?

2008-09-24, 20:01 PM
The S10 I purchased has the 146GB SAS drive attached to the LSI controller.  I see in the hardware reference manual that there are spare SATA ports on the main board.  Can I mix SAS and SATA drives on this machine if I am *not* using them in a RAID array?  Does the fact that the SAS and SATA are likely to have different rotational speeds mean that I need to be worried about vibration/stability issues?
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Re: Possible to mix SAS and SATA in S10?

2008-09-24, 20:15 PM

SAS and SATA can definitely coexist.   rotational speeds won't matter as the drives are harmonically dampened in their trays.   in fact, i have three 15,000 RPM SAS drives sandwiching two 7200 RPM SAS drives in my D10 and can't feel any vibration in any of them.   i've also hot-plugged SATA hard drives onto the intel controller with no issues.

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Re: Possible to mix SAS and SATA in S10?

2008-09-24, 20:20 PM
Thanks, you're two for two.  I hope Lenovo are paying you.
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Re: Possible to mix SAS and SATA in S10?

2008-09-24, 20:27 PM

no problem.

 

did you end up getting the outlet S10 that you had asked about?   if so, was i correct about the warranty?   warranty status can be checked here.

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Re: Possible to mix SAS and SATA in S10?

2008-09-24, 20:41 PM
Yes, you were correct.  Shipped with Vista Business x64 and has a three-year warranty.  So far it's great, I just need to upgrade the storage and memory now.
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Re: Possible to mix SAS and SATA in S10?

2008-09-24, 21:07 PM

glad to hear that everything worked out.

 

feel free to ask if you have any other questions.

 

enjoy your new S10! :)

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