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SAS Drives controlled by AsMedia SATA controller in ASUS X99-Deluxe II ?

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I have a couple of SAS drives I got out of a RAID server that have been sitting in a drawer for several years. I never had any way to connect them. Then I stumbled across this adapter

https://www.amazon.com/StarTech-18-Inch-Cable-Power-SAS729PW18/dp/B000V72AQ4?ie=UTF8&tag=viglink20237-20

https://www.startech.com/Cables/Drive/SAS/18-SAS-29-Pin-to-SATA-with-LP4-Power-Cable~SAS729PW18


Customer feedback and the manufacturer's site says it will work IF the SATA controller supports SAS drives.

Does anyone know if the SATA controller(s) on the X99-Deluxe II support SAS? I think one of them is an AsMedia Serial ATA Controller ASM1092R. I know you can configure AHCI or RAID in the UEFI but I don't recall seeing anything about supporting SAS. There is nothing in the MOBO manual about this. I think there are 2 SATA controllers on the MOBO but I don't know if they are the same.

If the SATA controller can support SAS, I could buy 2 of these things and mount the SAS drives which would be great. I am guessing the answer is NO - I would need to get a separate SAS controller but it doesn't hurt to ask. rolleyes.gif


Thanks in advance for any input !
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SAS controllers usually support SATA drives, but the reverse is not the case.

Neither the X99 PCH nor the ASM1092R support SAS drives.
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