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Connect usb drive to sata external port

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January 19, 2013 8:59:54 PM

Hello,
Can I connect an external HD with a USB connector to a SATA Female port on the back of my set top box
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January 20, 2013 2:11:33 AM

NO!

Unless, of course, you are using the wrong terms.

USB and SATA connectors are not the same, and you should not be able to connect one to another.

HOWEVER, there are such things a dual-function connectors that allow either a USB or an eSATA connector to plug in. Maybe that's what you have. Check the manual for your set-top box. You need info on what can connect, and how to use it.
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