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12 Mar 2010  

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by lostdave View Post
Hi, my first post so here goes. I have an external sata storage drive which is uncased and connected to usb port through an adapter kit which also has a power adapter. My question is can I pass a sata cable through the computer case and connect it to a motherboard sata point but still use the external power supply ?
Would the drive be recognised when powered on if the computer was already running ?
This setup would be perfect for me, faster than usb and the drive would not be powered at all times.
I have a new Dell with windows7 64 bit.

Thanks in advance, Dave.

Yes, Yes, & Yes. I have several combonations that I have made externally by running long SATA, IDE, & power splitters out the back of the case for HD's
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