shugs81
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Multiple Sata connections / Sata hub?

Mon Aug 19, 2013 9:01 am

Hi peeps...

Looking to build some kind of nas from a pi and the hot swap drive bays (5.25" bays) and I was wondering if there's anything out there to connect sata to usb?

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Re: Multiple Sata connections / Sata hub?

Mon Aug 19, 2013 9:07 am

if you want to then SATA to USB portable HD adapters are what you want
each can be had for a couple of pounds
as for making them hot swap - that is more involved
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Re: Multiple Sata connections / Sata hub?

Mon Aug 19, 2013 10:51 am

I was just being quick with my post! lol...

What I was meaning to do is use the caddy's as a case... literally just stack them and power them and the pi with a std pc power supply... with the pi on top in a case.... just so I can stash it on a shelf somewhere out of the way... don't need to be hot swappable... I've bought those cheap 2.5" sata hdd cases that just collapse after a couple of weeks so was hoping to have something more reliable/sturdy..

I have seen a sata hub but it outputs to esata and I haven't really used or looked into using that before... I was wondering if there's anything that would convert sata to usb... or if there's a cable with sata one end usb on the other... was planning on getting some of those 3tb WD Reds which seem to be uber low power...

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Re: Multiple Sata connections / Sata hub?

Mon Aug 19, 2013 10:57 am

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/kwa ... i-fairywre
or
with a PC power unit you can power quite a few.

you cannot get a SATA to USB cable - you will need an adapter of some description. however
3.5" external caddies will have them - just remove the gubbins and power them all from +12V line off the PC power...

get a Mini ITX case and PSU to do it all ....


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I've got a 3.5" external drive case with a Raspberry Pi and a 2.5" drive and USBhub in it .... it's a bit messy with wires all over the place but it works and is all powered from the external USB HD adapter
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Re: Multiple Sata connections / Sata hub?

Mon Aug 19, 2013 11:19 am

cool... cheers for the kickstarter link... I'd have had a punt on that if i'd seen it while it was still on!!

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Re: Multiple Sata connections / Sata hub?

Sun Aug 25, 2013 9:21 pm

I use something like this:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/USB-2-0-to-IDE- ... 2eb8170013
Note that you should get the converters that have their own power supply for the drive power. Do not get one that runs by USB port alone.
Also the 5V drive power can be used to power the RPi as well if you make an adapter cable.
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