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Windows 7: External Drive

12 Mar 2010   #1

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External Drive

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.


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12 Mar 2010   #2

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

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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12 Mar 2010   #3

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

If the external is eSATA that won't plug to SATA. Suppose they make an adapter. A Doc should know.
Or lots of card readers have eSATA ports.
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12 Mar 2010   #4

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

Adapter on eBay


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12 Mar 2010   #5

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Thanks very much for the very quick replies. The drive is a Samsung F3 1TB sata and I have a 1 meter Akasa round sata cable.

Thanks again,
Dave.
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12 Mar 2010   #6

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Rats I am getting old! You said uncased and my tired old eyes read incased. In my defense most are in something not just sitting there exposed. My bad. You got it under control.
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