Internal SATA to USB

Discussion in 'SSDs & Data Storage' started by [U]ber|Noob, Feb 16, 2015.

  1. [U]ber|Noob

    [U]ber|Noob Limp Gawd

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    Is there any sort of cheap simple adapter to enable connecting a usb flash drive to an internal sata port to function as a hdd/ssd.
     
  2. plugwash

    plugwash [H]ard|Gawd

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    Not seen an adaptor that way round. I have my doubts that one exists and if it does exist I would expect it to be pricey.

    What is your motivation here? space? cost? something else?
     
  3. mwroobel

    mwroobel [H]ardness Supreme

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    Sata to USB, not that I have seen (other way sure there are tons). SATA to SD or SATA to CF sure, still flash just different IF.
     
  4. [U]ber|Noob

    [U]ber|Noob Limp Gawd

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    There is a linux based pvr called openelec which won't enter standby if it is installed to a usb device.

    It still might not work but I just wondered if there was an easy way to test it.

    I couldn't get it to work before with my dvb-t sticks but there is a new version.
     
  5. FnordMan

    FnordMan [H]ard|Gawd

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    How much storage do you need and what's the budget like? It may be cheaper just to find a cheap ~32Gig SSD and use that instead of some oddball little solution. (if you lack a place to mount it then you can just stick it to the side of the case with something)
     
  6. [U]ber|Noob

    [U]ber|Noob Limp Gawd

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    Well actually I ordered an odroid c1 to replace my movie pc so I can use my current movie pc as a general HT and tv recording tv (it's a celeron intel nuc).

    I'll try linux first but if I can't get that to work I guess I'll have to buy another windows.
     
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