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HOW TO MAKE SATA TO USB CONVERTER @home ? Answered

Hello Guys,
I have one unused old SATA hard disk(in working condition)

now i want to make this hard disk to use like external but i don't know how it is possible
so, please help me for making my project

i know, there are converter is available in market but i want to make it my own.... :/

so please help me guys.. Thanks in Advanced


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ThirdEarthDesign

1 year ago

USB and SATA use different communication protocols, so you need to bridge the two interfaces. This is not an easy task for a DIY build, but various IC bridges are available relatively cheap. Take a look at this datasheet for a Texas Instruments USB to SATA bridge as your starting point, but I suspect you may be biting off more than you can chew with this one.

When I needed a converter to make a SATA drive USB but didn't want to buy one, I managed to fashion one together from a couple of scrap adapters (see photo).

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Downunder35mThirdEarthDesign

Answer 1 year ago

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You can find converters for under 10 bucks if you search proper.
For that price you won't find the parts you need.
Even if we say 30 bucks it still means you need more than average electronics and soldering skills to make it happen.
A docking station that takes all sorts of hard drives can be found for under 50 bucks - so you still think it is worth building it yourself? ;)

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GaryB236

2 months ago

I have been seeking same thing over here , diy, is everyone positive its that hard? Is there a way to take a part from old type desktop motherboard that these old hard drives came from and then incorperating that into something simpler. i mean just need to power and move data . Seems like a possiblity, i have never seen a diy be more expensive or unexciting as the store bought piece so forgive me but i wonder if this is one of those cognitive dissoances situation. :)