[SOLVED] Sata & ESata Question

Grenpara

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Hello,

I want to add an 8 port sata card to my system but I have a question.
Can I use one of those conversion cables to turn one port into esata connector? (no Power needed)
I am buying a powered unit that needs a single esata connector which is why I ask.

Thanks in advance
Grenpara
 

Lutfij

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Parse the make and model of the card, the motherboard and the conversion cables that you're speaking of. External SATA requires an additional power source and a port on the motherboard which is set to hotswap. The former will need a PSU capable of delivering power via the right connector while the latter will need you to go into BIOS and enable hotswap feature there>I'm speaking with relation to Intel's platform.
 
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Grenpara

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Parse the make and model of the card, the motherboard and the conversion cables that you're speaking of. External SATA requires an additional power source and a port on the motherboard which is set to hotswap. The former will need a PSU capable of delivering power via the right connector while the latter will need you to go into BIOS and enable hotswap feature there>I'm speaking with relation to Intel's platform.
Hello Lutfij,

Thanks for fast reply to my post, I appreciate it,

I purchased a 4 drive Probox made by MEdiaSonic model HF2-SU3S2 and it have own power.
I wont use usb as I have had problems in past with other usd drive bays.
So I need one esata port but if I am doing that I am buying a pcie 8 port sata card that supports port multiplier.

I will not require extra power for it.

I plan on making YT vids and will be storing on HDD's.
Motherboard of pc is a GD30CI made by ASUS RoG.
The HDD's will be IronWolf PRo 10 TB drives.

Thanks in advance
Grenpara
 

USAFRet

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Instead of the MediaSonic Probox (I have one), why didn't you just go with a regular NAS?

Still a bit unclear where the actual video editing will be done, etc.
Please give us details about the whole system and configuration.
 

Grenpara

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Instead of the MediaSonic Probox (I have one), why didn't you just go with a regular NAS?

Still a bit unclear where the actual video editing will be done, etc.
Please give us details about the whole system and configuration.
Hello,

I have several Video editing programs on window 10 pro retail.

The system is running a I7-7700 and 16gb memory (upgrading mem soon).
Graphics Nvidia GTX 1070 (will get better later).
An Elgato HD60 S on its way now.
Video Editing will be done and rendered on drive D: which will be an SSD (ordering soon have not decided on model yet).
External drives will be storage only for vids & content.

I will be upgrading whole system but not for awhile as system is pretty new but was for gaming.
Only decided to make vids for games in last month or so.

I never went with NAS as I have never used one and was not sure what would be good.
Since I had old Mediasonic years ago I remember how stable it was and I never had issues with it.
So I ordered a new one since old one died years ago.

Thanks
Grenpara
 

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