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    sata power

    odd thing to ask for i know, but does anyone know where i can find a kit to power a sata drive straight from the mains?.

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    Any one of these should do it, they are included in USB to SATA adapter kits which should allow you to power the drive and read from it easily.

    IDE/SATA to USB 2.0 Hard Drive Adapter at Gizoo
    USB 2.0 IDE & SATA Cable - USBNow.co.uk
    USB 2.0 to SATA Cable kit with Power Adapter - USBNow.co.uk

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    For those prices an external hard drive enclosure would be better

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    Quote Originally Posted by strawberry View Post
    odd thing to ask for i know, but does anyone know where i can find a kit to power a sata drive straight from the mains?.
    One of these?

    SATA Hard Drive USB Docking Station > Maplin

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael View Post
    For those prices an external hard drive enclosure would be better

    thats more what i was thinking off, but i'm dammed if i can find any that *seem* to have external power for the sata!.

    i dont need data connection as i intend to use it as a backup drive, so it will be permenantly connected to data, and the power will be supplied from the mains so it cant be spiked if the main machine is.

    ohhh, this will do http://www.maplin.co.uk/Module.aspx?...=sata&doy=30m7
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    Sounds like you want an eSATA case like this.
    Amazon.co.uk: Max Value USB 2.0 / eSATA Combo Enclosure for 3.5" IDE or SATA Hard Drive: Electronics & Photo

    http://uk.shopping.com/xPO-Akasa-Aka...eSATA-interfac

    it will plug directly into a sata channel on your pc but have power supplied externally.

    If the power spikes though won't the external PSU be affected to or are you running it off a separate circuit or ups?

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    ideally it wouldn't even be switched on, the idea is to mirror the harddrive overnight once a week then turn off the power to the hdd.

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    Your other option is one of these types of removable SATA hard drive caddys:

    Amazon.co.uk: LINDY Hard Drive Caddy - Low Cost, SATA, Black: Electronics & Photo
    Hard Drive Caddy - Low Cost, SATA l/ll, Black | SATA | Drive Caddies & RAID | Hardware & Security | LINDY UK
    SATA Black Hard Drive Caddy > Maplin

    You could just leave it out until you wanted to backup which would isolate it from power surges.
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