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Serial ATA

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by kat731, Feb 25, 2005.

  1. kat731
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    Hi all,
    I test alot of IDE HDD's, sometimes by my test machine, and sometimes by my USB IDE lead. I was just thinking, with these SATA drives becoming more abundant i am going to need either a serial capable test machine or an adaptor of sorts. Have tried a bit of looking around, but cant seem to find one. Found a bridge in US that allows SATA drives to connect to IDE, but none here in UK.
    Any thoughts,
    Kat
     
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  2. kat731
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    Ok, found a PCI adaptor which should be alright, got an external SATA connector with lead.

    Kat :biggrin
     
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  3. Phoenix
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    you will still need an external power connecter though
    Antec PSUs tend to have a molex connector built into the back of the PSU, which is handy for stuff like this
     
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  4. kat731
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    kat731 Megabyte Poster

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    Thanks Ryan,

    yeh, i ordered a Molex to Sata power adapter as well.
    Kat
     
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  5. Phoenix
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    Um, i meant if your going to plug it in externally, your still going to need to get power from inside the case, unless you have a PSU that supplies an external molex, an option may be an SATA card and an SATA hot swap enclosure, as it adds that ease of use :)
     
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