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# 40510 30-Aug-2009 15:11
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Hi.


What type of cable do I need to convert a regular power cable (that runs a IDE HDD), to a Sata power cable?


I just got a 160gb Sata Hard Drive, but I want to use it as an external on my PC which has a external Sata input.  I will just use an old HDD encloser, but that has the regular power plug for an IDE HDD.




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  # 251751 30-Aug-2009 15:51
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Adapters are readily available. Any PC store or DSE will stock them.


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  # 251757 30-Aug-2009 16:15
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What you are after is a "Molex to SATA" from memory these are $3-5 from DSE

 
 
 
 


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  # 251763 30-Aug-2009 16:52
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boby55: What you are after is a "Molex to SATA" from memory these are $3-5 from DSE


$12.98 at DSE. Not the cheapest place in the world to buy one..



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  # 251852 31-Aug-2009 07:20
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12.98? damn!




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  # 251855 31-Aug-2009 07:36
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if it is that expensive your nearly half way there to another caddie. Think a cheap ones around $30

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# 251880 31-Aug-2009 09:16
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$12.98 is expensive? I know, I know, you can find it cheaper. But if you think $12.98 for a computer part is expensive, perhaps you should change priorities - not have a computer at all, or not try to expand it.

You can decide between your lunch or your computer part. Save the money for the McDonald's Double Deal combo.

 




 
 
 
 




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  # 251889 31-Aug-2009 09:53
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wow what a great comment freitasm, stupid and rude at the same time. the '12.98? damn!' comment is because its a cable about 10cm long, and i was suprised at the price, not the fact I cant afford it.





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  # 251890 31-Aug-2009 09:55
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So what's the problem with you writing "$12.98 for a 10cm cable? This is overpriced!" instead of "12.98? Damn".

The way I read your comment was "$12.98 is too expensive".

This is text-based. If you want people to understand what you mean WRITE WHAT YOU MEAN.

Get over it. I know you may feel it's being picky, but people should really write things instead of thinking everyone else got a crystal ball and psychic powers.





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  # 251897 31-Aug-2009 10:16
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I'd say $12.98 is expensive if you can buy it for a quarter of the price easily elsehwere, wouldn't you?

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  # 251899 31-Aug-2009 10:19
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As I already said, I am not comparing $12.98 with prices of similar products. I was writing my surprise at the "12.98? Damn" comment. It reads as it was too expensive. Period. It didn't make any mention of competitors' prices or BOM.





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  # 251907 31-Aug-2009 10:37
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For what it's worth, I interpreted his comment as intended.

Imagine in real life, you know something costs $3. You tell your friend you need said part, he says "Oh, they have it at that shop down the road, it's $12.98." You might not say "$12.98? Damn!"? I suppose you'd say "$12.98 for a 10cm cable? This is overpriced!"

If I said "$12.98? Damn!", I also wouldn't expect my friend to reply with "$12.98 is too expensive for you? Are you poor? Maybe you shouldn't have a computer at all. Oh, and stop going to McDonalds!"

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  # 251910 31-Aug-2009 10:42
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sbiddle:
boby55: What you are after is a "Molex to SATA" from memory these are $3-5 from DSE


$12.98 at DSE. Not the cheapest place in the world to buy one..


Bit like ADSL filters...worth 50 cents in reality but lets charge $20 :)

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  # 251911 31-Aug-2009 10:43
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Ok, the fact is that this is not real life. In real life you know the person's intentions, the way they actually think, all other conditions.

This is text-based. If you don't want things to be taken one way, write the whole thing the way you want it understood by others.





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  # 251913 31-Aug-2009 10:46
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Sorry to drag things back on to topic.
I don't know what part of the country you are in, but I have used these

http://www.pbtech.co.nz/index.php?item=ITPAK-SATA1

in the past. Price seems reasonableSmile.




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