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    USB to SATA

    I want to be able to plug in SATA PC drives, and notebook drives in to my Mac to check things which are on them.

    So this means I need a USB solution... Help!

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    Re: USB to SATA

    Ebay to the rescue

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/USB-2-0-TO-SAT...QQcmdZViewItem I bought this and it works fine
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    Re: USB to SATA

    The issue is powering it - I don't have Molex on my desk!

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    Re: USB to SATA

    It comes with a power adaptor
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    Re: USB to SATA

    I used one of these for trouble shooting stuff. Not really suitable for a permanent solution though.


    If you're looking for something more permanent this would probably be better
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    Re: USB to SATA

    what about this.....?

    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Produ...oductID=465786

    you get it in a nice tidy box then!

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    Re: USB to SATA

    It is not a perm solution more so a temp solution to grab files etc

    ... so the eBay link which Howward (and you) posted is 100% usb powered?

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    Re: USB to SATA

    Quote Originally Posted by Martin87 View Post
    what about this.....?

    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Produ...oductID=465786

    you get it in a nice tidy box then!
    And you have to fart about dismantling it whenever you wanna quickly check a drive or swap it


    It's not USB powered, you get a power brick with a molex plug
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    Re: USB to SATA

    Quote Originally Posted by Howard View Post
    And you have to fart about dismantling it whenever you wanna quickly check a drive or swap it


    It's not USB powered, you get a power brick with a molex plug
    granted but they are spose to be really good and they look really neat do they not?

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    Re: USB to SATA



    Top left Dave
    Quote Originally Posted by Saracen View Post
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    Re: USB to SATA

    That's exactly what I bought It came neatly in a little box but I can't get it to all cram back in So it just sits in a pile on top of the box *cries*
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    Re: USB to SATA

    Do macs have standard 5.25 bays?

    If so, what about a Scythe Kama Panel? Its got an internal SATA connector on the outside, as well as a lod of other stuff.
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    Re: USB to SATA

    you can't do 100% USB powered for 3.5" drives

    USB offers up to 500mA on 5V

    a 3.5" drive will typically need 1200mA during reads

    a 2.5" drive will typically need 500mA during reads

    the only way to do a 3.5" drive would be to use 3 USB sockets, to pull sufficient power

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    Re: USB to SATA

    right I will buy Howards one

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