Question multiple harddisk with usb hub using usb-sata

andreasnolsen

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Is it possible to buy usb to sata add them to a usb hub and use it? if you know what i mean? having more harddisk connected? i know you can have multiple usb stick connected to a usb hub. but does it work with 2.5 harddisk too?
 

tshinhar

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It all depends on Power delivery if the usb to sata adapter also has power plugged in it will work

Also if the USB hub is powered it should work

If not it may or may not work, it comes down to the power consumption of the specific drive and how much power can the hub supply
 

andreasnolsen

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is there anyway to calculate how much the harddisk use? to find out what usb hub/power supply to by? will it be best to buy usb hub with power supply or the usb/sata with power supply?
 
14 drives connected externally. That would look like monstrosity. :)
And for plex server - storage drives have to be connected permanently. Removable connection is not good for such use.
And NAS to connect 14 drives, this is going to be expensive...probably not an option.

I think optimal way would be upgrade of your mini itx small case pc to
larger case with more space for storage drives,​
(not all cases can support 14 drives, may need to add 2.5 drive backplane)​
larger motherboard with more pcie slots,​
couple of additional pcie sata controllers, because normally motherboards do not support 14 drives,​
may be necessary to upgrade PSU too.​
That way you could connect all those drives internally.

Or ... 2x of such external drive enclosures. This probably will be more expensive than pc upgrade.
https://www.raidsonic.de/products/external_cases/external_cases_35/index_en.php?we_objectID=5672
 

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