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How do you call it hybrid SLI when it only has one PCIe x16 slot?
    
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i don't think it's about how many people have SAS drives, but how many people would buy them if they had a board that would support them, and how many people would buy the board if it supported them not because they have the drives but because they have heard of how fast they are. I probably would because i hate how slow hard drives are. How can you tell if it's a sas port or a sata port? i know you said the size, but i'm not sure i understand how you can tell that they are too small. the ports on my controller in my server that are supposed to support SAS don't seem to be any bigger than sata ports. I don't really remember seeing anything about this chipset before to know that it would or wouldn't support SAS, but i also am surprised that the the north/south bridge is a single chip so i wouldn't be surprised if they had put SAS support into an enthusiast chipset for people who want really fast hard drives.
1) Not many. SAS drives cost more than Raptors... and what is the adoption rate on Raptors that work with existing SATA? It DOES NOT make business sense.
2) SAS ports are wider than SATA. The ports on the motherboard are standard SATA size.
3) NVIDIA did not announce it. No other other manufactors are touting it. Therefore, it is EXTREMELY unlikely that the chipset supports it.
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How do you call it hybrid SLI when it only has one PCIe x16 slot?
It actually puts the dedicated GPU and the onboard in SLI, hence the "hybrid" SLI name.
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ah...so it's not really the SLI we all want to happen.
    
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i guess they do mean Serial Attached SCSI

http://asus.com/news_show.aspx?id=11180

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Onboard SAS for High Performance Hard Disk Operations
The P5N64 WS Professional is also the first channel motherboard to feature the cutting-edge onboard SAS chipset, which supports Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) hard disk. With this technology, SAS hard disks will provide higher data transmission speeds and stronger data storage reliability in comparison to current SATA interfaces; and could herald the dawn of a new age for mainstream storage devices that cater for enterprise users. Utilizing the SAS technology, users of the P5N64 WS Professional will be able to enjoy more reliable, more stable and faster data transfers for storage I/O interfaces than ever before.
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Ahhh... that would explain it. The motherboard is P5N64 WS Professional . These boards tend to have unusual features on them. Asus had a four 16x PCIe physical slot professional motherboard a few years ago (for 4 video cards, 8 monitors).
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The biggest SAS drives out right now are 300GB from Seagate and they are well above $400+ dollars. I made a purchase requisition for six drives a few weeks ago and let me tell you it was not cheap
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nvm

Edited by {core2duo}werd - 6/4/08 at 1:21pm
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lol SAS... i thought "the british are coming!"
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822116057
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822136033
SAS drives are about the same as raptors and they are faster. it's confirmed the board does support SAS so i'm not really sure what the physical difference between SAS and Sata is. and they got SAS to work on this board somehow, and if you don't see a seperat IC for SAS then how did they get it to work?
Core2duo, true they are cheaper but the ones you posted are the 73GB drivers. From what I understand there is 73GB, 146GB and 300GB. Those are the most common ones I see here at work.
SAS and Sata drives are different in quite a few ways. For more details check out this link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Serial_Attached_SCSI

The one thing that stands out the most in SAS drives are the SCSI commands. I mean it's basically a SCSI drive with a SATA interface. If you ever look at the drives, turn them over and look between the SAS connector. You'll see what I'm talking about
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