How to add 20+ HDD to a computer with 1 sata port and many USB ports available. CHIA madness.

y0bailey

Gawd
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Mar 31, 2003
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I have a giant box of 500gb hard drives, and I've decided I cannot spend any (ok MUCH) more money being a moron and farming CHIA. I have an extra power supply, so I can get them spinning no problem. Just need to interface them with my farming rig. I have solar panels so electricity cost doesn't matter too much.



I'm mostly out of sata ports and room in my case. Down to one left. I don't care if they just sit on my desk so I don't need an enclosure. Plenty of USB left. What is out there to help me get this bitches up and running in a way that makes any sense at all? I can't think of anything that isn't going to cost more $/tb than just buying a larger capacity USB drive.



I just hate to leave them idle when I have them.
 

Zeoclang

Weaksauce
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Jul 11, 2004
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The adapter I linked to has no way to power a SATA drive. OP would be using his spare PSU to power the drives.
 
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