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Ok, I was looking into getting a fast hard drive as a boot drive. I stumbled across some very expensive, yet fast SAS hard drives. I don't want SCSI, because I run a NORMAL computer and have no intention of ever buying SCSI controllers or that crap. The real question I pose here, is what exactly am I going to need to RUN an SAS hard drive on a typical system that only has IDE and SATA ports on it? Prices don't bother me, I just wanna know, for the sake of maybe getting it, or just learning. Thank you!
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You'll need a dedicated SAS controller... SAS = Serial Attached SCSI.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Serial_Attached_SCSI

For a 'normal' rig, there isn't too much reason to pick SAS over SATA, unless you want the last drop of performance out of your HDD's (i.e. 15k RPM SAS drives with a high-end PCI-E controller).
    
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You'll need a dedicated SAS controller... SAS = Serial Attached SCSI.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Serial_Attached_SCSI

For a 'normal' rig, there isn't too much reason to pick SAS over SATA, unless you want the last drop of performance out of your HDD's (i.e. 15k RPM SAS drives with a high-end PCI-E controller).
Yeah, I knew what it stood for, but I was hoping against it. Thank you!
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