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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 ...
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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 ...
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Can you turn multiple internal hard drives into one external drive?

I use this setup for Chia mining. Get a PC case, a PC power supply, a 1X to 16X PCIe Adapter for GPU Mining to power a HP SAS Expander Card 24-Port SAS PCI-E Expander Board 468405-001. The all green ...
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How can I power SATA HDDs given this motherboard?

You're fine with your current hardware, just put the 520i into JBOD mode When Unraid says they don't support hardware RAID controllers, what they're saying is that they don't want you running RAID on ...
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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 ...
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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, ...
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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 ...
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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, ...
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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 ...
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Can you turn multiple internal hard drives into one external drive?

Why USB? Would a NAS fill the requirement, providing access to disk shares over an ethernet network? Plenty of brands exist, like Synology which can take drives of different sizes and do "the ...
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How can I power SATA HDDs given this motherboard?

The breakout cables are directional. If you choose to bypass the backplane, the forward breakout cable is what you need. You can search for the SFF-8643 (Host) to 4X SATA (Target) or forward breakout ...
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Does a non-persistent SATA drive exist?

There is a very very small niche market for physical devices that use DRAM for storage because software solutions like ImDisk and RAMDisk can do basically everything that those devices can with no ...
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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 ...
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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,...
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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 ...
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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.
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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 ...
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Does Dell e6430 have eSATAp?

Yes. A quick Google search found a Cnet page with a list of all of the ports on your computer.
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Secure erase doesn't work with my hard drive

Normally, hard drives don't require drivers (mine doesn't) and can be erased by overwriting (random) data or physically destroying it. I think you don't want option 2, so you should go with option 1. ...
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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 ...
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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.
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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/...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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8-Port SATA PCIex4 non-raid?

You can try something like this http://www.ascendtech.us/lsi-sas9211-8i-6gb-s-raid-card-3wdv5_i_cntcrdlsi03wdv5.aspx?agent=froogle# It has 2 visible connect which each support 4 hard drives through a ...
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