Connecting a SAS server drive with SATA USB cable + Converter

Alex asked:

I’d like to connect a SAS drive (ST3600057SS) to my computer via a USB SATA cable combined with a SAS to SATA converter.

This doesn’t work and I would like to know why and if there’s any way around it.

My answer:

It doesn’t work because your computer doesn’t support SAS drives. And that isn’t a USB cable…

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