sata controller

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by webheadx1 » Sat Feb 04, 2012 10:53 pm
can you build 1 with a little extra like an sata controller so i can add some hd,s and roms, i want to use 1 of these for a multimedia pc for my telly many thanks. or has it already got 1?.

i would pay extra for it and maybe a little extra ram maybe a laptop memory slot would be cool as more memory equals more power speed yeaha.

but i would still buy a shed load without it , just an idea as contolers are cheap must be able to add it easy i would have thought i love this gadget its going to be cool.
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by grumpyoldgit » Sat Feb 04, 2012 11:02 pm
What you are inventing is a PC.
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by Vindicator » Sat Feb 04, 2012 11:22 pm
I am going to use a controller pulled from a external backup drive that had a 2.5" SATA laptop drive in it.

Drive has mini USB connector and a small controller board that plugs into the drive and powers it off of USB the drive had a 250g drive in it but I am going to use it with a 120G drive that came out of a dead Xbox360.

I have seen many sites that have USB to SATA adapters for reasonable prices as well as docks for the same.

I have some of these for full size drives also recovered from external drives and they use a controller board also that plugs into the drive but use external power to meet the needs of the full size drive(usually 12 volts)
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by Chromatix » Sat Feb 04, 2012 11:23 pm
Just attach a SATA drive enclosure via USB.  That's how it would be implemented anyway, since the chip doesn't have SATA built in.
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by Jessie » Sat Feb 04, 2012 11:25 pm
People, please read the FAQ.  Every time someone dosn't read the faq a small cute kitten gets killed, and my study is starting to stink.

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