[Soekris] Net5501 - Debian 4.0 "Etch" - from EIDE to SATA
Wim Vandeputte Mailing list only
bunbun at kd85.com
Fri May 29 08:41:07 UTC 2009
On Thu, May 28, 2009 at 05:41:37PM +0200, Diego Pastore wrote:
> another question: I already have a pata hdd mounting kit, can I only buy
> standard sata data and power cable rather than sata mounting kit?
The metal bracket and spacers in both the SATA and PATA kit are the same,
you just need the right cables.
First of all, you need a right angle SATA data cable and short SATA power
As you can see it's a tight fit
And don't get one with the angle in the 'wrong' direction:
If you can't find a SATA data cable with a right angle connector, you can
take a straight one and cut of the excess plastic and fold the connector:
Not very clean but it works just fine.
The SATA power cable is the most difficult to find (I have not found it
in the wild), but you can chain together 2 other comon cables to make one:
Good luck in trying to fit that into a regular case though ;-)
For test setups it's OK and it also allows you to power extra devices like
a Digium VOIP card for example
> sata mounting kit is cheap, but shipping to Italy are very expensive,
> four/five times as kit cost!
Just ask for regular mail shipping, it's only EUR 5
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