Is Intel ESB2-controller SAS-compatible?

Alexander Motin mav at FreeBSD.org
Mon Dec 4 00:56:21 UTC 2017


Hi.

On 04.12.2017 02:38, Mikhail T. wrote:
> I got a really good deal on a SAS-drive. Will it work -- (assuming, I
> use a SAS-to-SATA connection adapter) with the Intel ESB2 controller I
> have on the motherboard? Reportedly, some controllers are actually
> "hybrid"...

No.  Intel ESB2 includes SATA HBA, it won't work for SAS drives.
Compatibility exists in other way -- SATA disks can be connected to SAS
controller.  Connection adapters (interposers) I saw are also assume SAS
HBA and SATA HDD.

-- 
Alexander Motin


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