MP 7,1 Onboard SATA on 7,1

goodbye_harmony

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Just wondering if these are usable - have an SSD from my old machine that maybe could connect there.

If so how's the power arrangement work?

Been searching but nobody seems to be talking about them - also, what's the deal with the lock switch thing on the left?

Cheers
 

goodbye_harmony

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I thought that was a PCIE based solution?
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I was looking at it more as a kind temporary use anyway... £400 (in the uk) is a lot of cash to pay for what might be just a custom power lead required...
 

firewire9000

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I thought that was a PCIE based solution?
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I was looking at it more as a kind temporary use anyway... £400 (in the uk) is a lot of cash to pay for what might be just a custom power lead required...
The PCIe based one has 4 disks inside.

To use the SATA ports you’ll need a special cable for the power and it’s not sold separately yet. It means that you can use the SATA ports but you won’t get any power. The cable is sold with the Promise J2i device.
 

goodbye_harmony

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The PCIe based one has 4 disks inside.

To use the SATA ports you’ll need a special cable for the power and it’s not sold separately yet. It means that you can use the SATA ports but you won’t get any power. The cable is sold with the Promise J2i device.
Gotcha cheers. Because I wasn’t interested in spinning discs I didn’t pay much attention to that. I guess what I meant was ‘is there a power adapter yet?’

thank you
 
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Snow Tiger

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I thought that was a PCIE based solution?
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Nope . It's a SATA drive in a third party HDD Bay .

I was looking at it more as a kind temporary use anyway... £400 (in the uk) is a lot of cash to pay for what might be just a custom power lead required...
Welcome to Proprietary World , a friendly place run by the good ( and rich ) folks from Apple , Inc . :rolleyes:
 
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