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Need pointers for SATA to USB 3.0 / eSATA cable or converter WITHOUT power supply

I have a desktop 3.5" HDD and a desktop DVD drive. I also have the SMPS/power supply, all the power cables and the internal SATA cables with me. All these parts are taken out of my old desktop (I ...
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Hardware shopping: What M.2 SSD should I buy

Based on this topic's answers https://superuser.com/questions/1535127/hardware-shopping-can-all-m-key-slot-work-with-nvme#1535127 I am pretty sure that my Laptop do not accepts M.2 NVMe SSD. I want ...
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Which is 4 ports PCIE to Sata III ESATA III converters with 6GB/s speed and good throughput

My Gigabyte Motherboard SATA connectors not detecting sata HDD given to repair the technician told either problem in controller or circuit I Have with me local company IDE to SATA coverter card but ...
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Sata to USB3 Cable - Data Only, no power

I'm trying to find a type of cable, that will let me connect a hard drive's data line to USB3 The drives are 3.5, and I hope to supply their power with a dedicated PSU, all the Sata to USB cables I ...
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Single storage over 10Tb for 2.5inch sata or M.2 nvme

In both cases/connectors, I don t care whether this is an hard drive or a ssd. But the largest hard drive I saw for that case is 5Tb large whereas the largest ssd is 7.68tb large. I want a single ...
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Cheap SAS PCIe controller

I'm currently using a SATA HBA connected to my motherboard, but I now need the ability to connect some SAS drives, so I'm thinking that my best option is to swap it out for a SAS HBA (which to my ...
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Does my laptop support M.2 SATA SSD?

I have a dell inspiron 5575 laptop, ans the specification sheet of my laptop only mentions M.2 NvMe SSD slot in my laptop, does that mean M.2 SATA SSD wil not work in that slot?? I don't want to ...
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What type of esata cable should I buy to connect to this port on my MB?

My motherboard AX370-Gaming K5-CF has 2 Sata Express ports as depicted in the manual in page 17 between the normal sata ports. http://download.gigabyte.eu/FileList/Manual/mb_manualga-ax370-gaming-...
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4TB SATA SSD for iMac internal: Micron or Samsung?

I'm looking to replace the 3TB HDD in my 27" iMac with an SSD of equal or greater size. Opening the case is fairly arduous and re-sealing it requires expensive consumables, so this is something I want ...
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Recommendation for small, low-cost, low-energy, fanless, 80686 or x86-64 computer with at least 3 SATA ports using normal connectors instead of mSATA

Per the post subject, is there an x86 computer like this that I can still buy or otherwise acquire in 2019? Used or refurbished is OK as long as it is still reliable. I want a low-cost, low-energy, ...
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Connect one SATA hard drive to two devices

I have a DVR writing video surveillance data to SATA hard drive. I want to be able to readonly that hard drive with another computer connected to it simultaneously. Is there a piece of hardware that ...
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PCIe v3.0 SATA-III controller

I'm looking for a PCIe-based SATA card, to add more internal SATA-III ports. While a great many of them exist, most are based on an old Marvell series of controllers or the equivalent ASMedia (ASM1061?...
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SSD for single PCIe slot occcupied

I am working on Dell Optiplex 755 Mini Tower (MT). I have upgraded it to Core 2 Quad Q6700 and 8 GB memory. The base board is Dell 0GM819. Tech Specs are here on page 5. The PCI Express x16 connector (...
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Hard drive docking station recommendation for old hard drives

I'm looking for a docking station to read some old hard drives. The hard drives are: Maxtor Diamond Plus 9 Maxtor Diamond VL 40 5400 RPM Samsung SP1213C WD400BB-32CXA0 Any tips?
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Should I upgrade my Laptop with a New m2 PCIe Nvme SSD or SATA SSD?

My Laptop is ASUS ROG GL553VD Model, Here is its Summary Hardware Specification: Intel i7-7700HQ Nvidia GTX1050 128GB m2 PCIe Nvme SSD (there is no HHD installed) 16GB RAM I would like to ask for a ...
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Performant M.2 SATA PCIe Adapter Card That Takes Multiple M.2 SSDs—Preferably RAID-capable

I’ve found a product that I may want to purchase since I have spare M.2 SATA SSDs lying around: StarTech.com PEXM2SAT3422 I’m hoping to find out if something better exists out on the market. ...
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Should I choose 5400rpm or 7200rpm hdds for setup RAID 1 on B450 AMD Chipset board

I have ASUS ROG STRIX B450-F which uses the AMD B450 chipset, I plan on adding 2 SATA drives in a RAID 1 configuration and am trying to determine if there is any advantage to using 7200rpm drives. I ...
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Need to find adapter for laptop ATAPi/IDE to SATA

I need to integrate a 9.5 or 12.7 mm laptop optical BluRay drive into a small form factor case that only accepts a slot in drive. I have the slot in drive but it some small/slim ATAPI/IDE. The ...
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8-Port SATA PCIex4 non-raid?

I would like to add some SATA ports to older servers (2 x PCIe x4, 1 x PCIe x 8) and I need to be able to use the max. speed of the HDDs attached to them - in parallel/all at the same time. The HDDs ...
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Macbook Retina 2012/2013 (SATA) To m.2

I recently bought an adapter which allowed me to install a Samsung SSD in my Early 2013 Macbook 15 Pro with SATA. However, now I have a spare 512 GB Apple SSD with it‘s proprietary interface. I‘d ...
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2-in-1 HDD Enclosure with Fan

I recently purchased Inland 3.5" USB 3.0 Hard Drive Enclosure with Fan. (SKU 410464). I like the $25.00 price, the sturdy full metal built chassi/case and the fact that it has a fan. It's not too bad, ...
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USB 3 hub (type A) to SSD for maximum durability and write performance

I have need to connect a large drive (1TB at least) via USB 3 (including a USB 3 hub) in a situation that requires maximum durability under heavy write load for extended periods of time. I was hoping ...
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Two motherboards, same case, how best to proceed with GPU options? (Upgrade vs Replace)

I recently obtained an i7 8700k that is sitting at 5.0ghz without even trying under a D15s, all on an ASUS ROG Maximus Hero with 32GB of G.Skill TridentZ. This was to replace my 4.78 Ghz i7 2600k ...
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ATX case with far holes for 3.5' HDD

I am searching for a ATX case with proper mouting holes for the new high-capacity 3.5' HDDs. (seagate archive 8TB). All atx cases have mounting holes only for middle screws and cannot properly mount ...
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15-25 port SATA to USB C or PCIe adapter?

I'm setting up a storage server in a typical (albeit very large) computer case. I have like 20 2 TB SATA hard drives, and I want to connect all of them to one motherboard. The most ports I found on a ...
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Mini-ITX case with 10 SATA hot swap bays

Mini-ITX boards with 8 to 12 SATA connectors aren't that exotic. But what about matching cases? Basically, I am looking for something similar to the SuperChassis 721TQ-250B - but with more hot-swap ...
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PCIe SSD, SATA SSD or Hard disk drives for a 10-workers server?

For a server aimed to centralize the documents of a 10-people team, which kind of media would you advise to have a system that is both responsive and reliable? I want the server not hanging and that ...
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Adapter to use USB Flash drive as hard drive

So I'm building a budget PfSense Router and I would very much like to simply use a USB flash drive instead of a hard drive (to save money). There are plenty of SATA (Device side) -> USB (PC Side) ...
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SATA PCIe Controller Card

I’m looking for an affordable SATA PCIe controller card that I can use only PC. I have 4 x 3TB 3.5” SATA hard drives and want to be able to use them on the new card. I have read a review of some ...
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SATA cable to USB 2.0 adapter

I've purchased this case off of Newegg for my custom NAS: https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16816215244 This case has 4 SATA cable ports for each individual hard drive. I'm looking ...
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Raspberry or clone with 2x sata port [closed]

I'd like to create my custom NAS box built on raspberry or clone. I need recommendation for an arm/atom/else board approx the size of raspb that has 2x sata ports that would enable software raid1 case ...
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2TB NAS HDD Power Supply Recommendations

I'm building a custom NAS as a backup server for multiple laptops in my house. I'm planning on buying four 2TB mechanical SATA hard drives that will be run in RAID 1 (Hard drives: https://www.newegg....
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need sata raid box/enclosure

I would like to attach a sata enclosure for RAID 5 with 5-6 drives (6TB each) that can connect at 6.0 GB speed to my workstation. I don't want to use USB 3.0. I understand I may need to buy a card ...
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HDD connector for laptop hardidsk to PC

This is the Laptop's Hard Drive That I want to connect to my PC. This is the existing Hard Drive Cables in my PC. Which Cables Should I purchase to connect HDD to my PC ?
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System to format at least 10 laptop SATA drives [closed]

Hi I'm looking for a system/rack or something similar which will be capable of formatting 10 SATA drives. It can be more but no less than 10 drives. I was thinking of some kind of server rack with ...
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Internal Hard Drive Switcher

Does there exist a cable where I can plug two hard drives into the same motherboard's sata slot and with the flip of a switch (between power-offs) switch between these two hard drives (without having ...
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PCI SATA cards for old tower PCs

I'm thinking about getting a couple inexpensive PCI cards that will let me plug in any SATA drive into some 10-15 year old PCs. One is an old Compaq Presario 5300 US with a 1.1 GHz Intel Celeron ...
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What hard drive connector is this?

I have an ancient hard drive from an old HP laptop. I haven't looked at it in years. But now I want to get the old data off that hard drive. I have been to all of my local electronics shops but none ...
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Advice on a HDD/SDCard docking station

I am looking for a docking station that allows me to easily plugin a IDE or SATA HDD and a SD card. It would be handy if it also allows to "clone/duplicate" between hard disks as I have a few faulty ...
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Need a modern SATA controller for 12 drives (end of 2016)

I am looking for a SATA controller capable of handling at least 12 drives for a custom personal cloud build. There are a couple good (and cheap) ones that look good on newegg, but the reviews indicate ...
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SSD vs SATA Drive [closed]

By how much the processing time of macbook pro changes by changing sata drive to ssd? If it makes much difference then which ssd will be best? I was thinking of changing by current SATA drive but I ...
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5.25" RAM-Disk which takes old DDR RAM

I have about 8 or 10 DDR-2 and 6 DDR-3 modules which I don't really need any more. I wonder whether there's a 5.25" SATA hard disk drive that takes DDR RAM (you can recommend for DDR-2 or DDR-3). ...
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PCI-e SATA III controller with 4 ports

On my motherboard no SATA3 controller. I want to purchase a separate high-quality controller that can simultaneously process 4 SSD drives at maximum speed and performance. Required the controller to ...
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SSD to work with PCIe

I recently got a new (to me) computer. It was a workhorse computer from a few years ago. I'm trying to rig it up to work with an SSD in its new life with me. Currently the motherboard has SATA II ...
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2nd SSD in HP EliteBook 820 G3

The HP EliteBook 820 G3 manual states that either a hard drive or a SSD might be installed (page 36). And not both at the same time. Thus, as-is, one can't install two SSD modules in that machine. ...
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Power supply to power a raw SATA disk (HIGH-QUALITY supply!)

I'm looking for an external power supply to power raw SATA disks. The catch is I want a high quality, well-built supply. There's plenty of supplies on Amazon, eBay, etc. that convert AC power to a 4-...
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Do I need to buy additional devices to make the best of SATA express?

The motherboard I am looking at is http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130892, which supports SATAe. This is a new term to me. I've done some research and am only able to ...
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Will any replacement SATA hard drive work to replace any SATA port?

My serial ATA hard disk broke, so I want to replace it. The SATA drives I've seen online are very diverse in appearance, which makes me skeptical that they work identically. For example, The ports on ...
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Hardware capable of running SATA over Ethernet

I have a standard SATA drive which I want to access over the network. I have an available 1Gbit/s port on a switch. What is the minimum hardware which will allow me to connect this SATA drive to the ...
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SCSI (SAS) hard disk on SATA port? [closed]

I have a 72GB (15k RPM) SCSI (SAS) HDD from a server machine that I got from a friend which I want to use in my desktop, mainly as the OS drive, but my desktop has only SATA ports. Some online ...