Connecting Disk Drives to Your Controllers

You can connect SAS disk drives, SATA disk drives, and SATA and SAS Solid State Drives (SSDs) to your Adaptec RAID controller. (See for a list of compatible drives.) There are no jumpers or switches to set before installation.

If you plan to build a bootable array, ensure that you install at least the minimum number disk drives required to support the RAID level you want. See Choosing a RAID Level for more information.

Note: Although you can connect both SAS and SATA disk drives to your SAS controller, we recommend that you do not combine SAS and SATA disk drives within the same array. See What is SAS? for more information.

You have two connection options:

To connect Solid State Drives to your controller, see Connecting SSDs.

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