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sata to usb adapter

Last response: in Storage
February 23, 2014 7:09:23 PM

If I use a sata internal drive with a sata/power to usb adapter and connect it to a usb port outside my PC would I be able to use that as an external HD without issues?

Or do I even need power option?


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a c 283 G Storage
February 24, 2014 5:00:24 AM

SATA-to-USB adapter is just for the data, you need a separate power adapter to plug in to the drive's power input connector.
Kits are available like this one:

However, I recommend you buy an external hard drive enclosure instead of an adapter kit. Enclosures come with an a/c adapter and internal connectors for the drive's data and power connectors, and the enclosure provides a fair degree of protection for the hard drive rather than having a bare drive sitting on your desk or table.