Hot answers tagged

6 votes
Accepted

Will any replacement SATA hard drive work to replace any SATA port?

Yup. Its standard as long as its the same from factor. For that matter 7mm and 9mm 2.5 inch drives, and 3.5 inch drives like that all share the same connector. Just make sure its the right form ...
user avatar
5 votes
Accepted

2nd SSD in HP EliteBook 820 G3

Edit: After understanding that the mSATA port will block the HDD drive bay I would suggest a Dual mSATA HDD adapter. Feedback is appreciated from anyone who is actively using such a setup as a boot ...
user avatar
4 votes
Accepted

Do I need to buy additional devices to make the best of SATA express?

To use SATA Express, you would need to use a SSD that supports SATA Express. I'm currently not aware of a SSD that supports SATA Express. It does have a much higher theoretical speed than SATA and ...
user avatar
  • 1,697
3 votes

Mini-ITX case with 10 SATA hot swap bays

TL;DR: Get an R510 instead of a case. If you already own a motherboard or need to buy new, get an RPC-4116 (if you need to buy new or prefer a cleaner solution) or a DAS and an LSI 9200-8e. Finding ...
user avatar
  • 1,642
3 votes
Accepted

What hard drive connector is this?

I originally posted this article on: HP laptop/MHV2120BH HDD as a comment. It turns out that the correct connection is/was always there. There was an adapter fitted over the SATA connector, for use ...
user avatar
  • 1,176
2 votes

What hard drive connector is this?

The technical document (page 3-10, which is the tenth page of that PDF) for this drive says it's a standard SATA connector; 15 power pins P1-15 and 7 signal pins S1-7. For this, you'd need a standard ...
user avatar
  • 2,212
2 votes

PCI-e SATA III controller with 4 ports

It's going to be very difficult to find a quad port SATA controller that does not have RAID capabilities built in so you might as well get it with RAID and just not turn on that feature. It is nice, ...
user avatar
2 votes
Accepted

SSD to work with PCIe

After checking specification of your motherboard (from this link) I checked that you have one PCI-E connector which will support PCI-E Solid State Drive. You have two possible solutions: Buy M2 to ...
user avatar
  • 1,730
2 votes
Accepted

Internal Hard Drive Switcher

In a million years, I would have never thought that this existed. But.. The Sata Switch is a thing. This model, can hold 4 different SATA3 drives. I read the product description and information, ...
user avatar
2 votes
Accepted

Why using an adapted 15-pin SATA connector, my Hard Disk does not turn on?

That device won't work on 3.5" HDD drives because USB-A doesn't have the 12v rail those drives need. USB-C has various ways of delivering higher power, but not USB-A. The solution is an external ...
user avatar
  • 208
1 vote

SSD storage expansion on B550M but only x1 mode PCIe slots available

NVMe storage is a protocol built on top of PCIe; And PCIe has always been able to negotiate the number of lanes used based on what's physically connected. You probably already know that a x1 PCIe ...
user avatar
  • 1,067
1 vote

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

A desktop-style ATX-type SMPS/PSU/power supply (whatever you want to call it) will not deliver power if it does not sense a motherboard, unless you acquire a diagnostic test adapter or equivalent ...
user avatar
  • 1,620
1 vote

Sata to USB3 Cable - Data Only, no power

Start with a USB 3 to SATA III combi cable. Add a short SATA male-female cable to the drive end of the combi cable. Now you're free to handle the drive power requirements, however you wish.
user avatar
  • 1,620
1 vote

Does my laptop support M.2 SATA SSD?

M.2 SATA SSD may not work in this slot. SATA M.2 SSDs and 2.5-inch SATA SSDs - in fact, work with the same characteristics. NVMe M.2 drives work on the PCIe bus, and these are completely different ...
user avatar
  • 156
1 vote
Accepted

What type of esata cable should I buy to connect to this port on my MB?

The small one is not the SATA Express connector. Each SATA Express connector consists of two ordinary SATA connectors and the small one, all in line. Here, you see two SATA Express connector on the ...
user avatar
1 vote
Accepted

PCIe v3.0 SATA-III controller

Unfortunately, there seems to be a lack of higher-bandwidth SATA controllers. The closest I can find are PCIe 2.0 x2, which is available on some StarTech cards. They are based on the Marvell 88SE9220/...
user avatar
  • 171
1 vote
Accepted

Hard drive docking station recommendation for old hard drives

If it's just for just for reading some hard drives as you stated in your requirements, a simple universal USB to SATA adapter is more than enough. These have both IDE and SATA interfaces as well as ...
user avatar
1 vote

Should I choose 5400rpm or 7200rpm hdds for setup RAID 1 on B450 AMD Chipset board

SATA 1 150mb/s SATA 2 300mb/s SATA 3 600mb/s If the RAID controller has SATA 3 connectors it should be able to handle it. If you are looking for raw speed a samsung ssd will do 500-550mb/s read ...
user avatar
  • 689
1 vote

Need to find adapter for laptop ATAPi/IDE to SATA

You would need a motherboard bridge adapter such as the following IDE to SATA Adapter: References 3.5" HDD IDE/PATA to SATA Converter Add On Card Adapte for IDE 40-pin hard drive disk,DVD Burner to ...
user avatar
1 vote
Accepted

15-25 port SATA to USB C or PCIe adapter?

TL;DR: Your motherboard + an LSI 9211-8i, or just a motherboard with more SATA ports. Motherboard upgrade If you're willing to manage with a slightly lower amount of ports, just get a motherboard ...
user avatar
  • 1,642
1 vote

PCIe SSD, SATA SSD or Hard disk drives for a 10-workers server?

First of all, impression as if stored on their own desktop is not something you will be able to get, unless files are very small. Accessing files via network is, of course, noticeably slower. Not much,...
user avatar
  • 111
1 vote
Accepted

SATA cable to USB 2.0 adapter

I have an older model of this drive adapter: Newertech USB 3.0 Universal Drive Adapter which of course means mine is USB 2.0. The specifications on the web site indicate that the device will work ...
user avatar
  • 1,078
1 vote

HDD connector for laptop hardidsk to PC

That's a custom connector, specific to your brand of laptop. It should be possible to pull it off to reveal SATA power and data connectors underneath, which will work with your existing cables.
user avatar
  • 2,858
1 vote

System to format at least 10 laptop SATA drives

You're honestly better off just formatting each hard drive individually. It would probably take less time to format them one by one than to search around for a good deal on a 10x hard drive supporting ...
user avatar
  • 1,097
1 vote

Internal Hard Drive Switcher

Here is something that can address your situation, but you will have to be a little flexible, due to the fact your desired cable fix does not exist. Kingwin HDD Power Switch Module 6 Switches for 5....
user avatar
  • 1,176
1 vote
Accepted

PCI SATA cards for old tower PCs

I'd recommend the SYBA SD-VIA-1A2S PCI card, $15 from Newegg. It provides two SATA I ports, is universal PCI, and supports Linux. It's got LBA-48 support, so it will work with drives larger than 137 ...
user avatar
  • 2,858
1 vote

Advice on a HDD/SDCard docking station

This is all I could find: https://www.bestfinds.org/dual-ide-sata-drive-docking-station-with-memory-card-reader-usb-2-0-hub-c3a76a3b38acef05.html https://www.bestfinds.org/camonity-2-5-3-5-sata-...
user avatar
  • 1,176
1 vote

5.25" RAM-Disk which takes old DDR RAM

So technically, YES, there is such a thing: The Gigabyte i-RAM (second generation). However, its performance is limited to the SATA I spec, so you're not really going to get a whole lot of good stuff ...
user avatar
  • 2,330

Only top scored, non community-wiki answers of a minimum length are eligible