2008-07-03 08:09 AM
Can I convert an external SATA disk (Disk shelf disk) to an internal disk for FAS20X0 chassis?
I can see that the HDs are the same. Only the "case" and interface are different. Can I buy only the "case" for internal SATA disk?
2008-07-06 06:51 PM
If I recall correctly, the internal drive bays in the FAS2000-series shelves use a special SAS plus power SCA-style connector, while the external SATA drive shelves use a FC midplane (the SATA drives that are used in such shelves include a SATA to FC converter board as part of the drive tray assembly).
Therefore, you would not be able to use a SATA drive from an external shelf in the integrated drive bays.