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We should be able to forecast when this will be the norm for new desktop harddrives and pricing is at ~R2k based on 30 years of financial history. So.... my guess is 3 years?
Hehe. Not really though...SATA drives aren't going to work on SAS ports (though I think SAS3 drives could work on the SATA3 ports).
SourceSAS offers backward compatibility with SATA, versions 2 and later.