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FS: FireWire Bridge Boards, SATA-eSATA Cables
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Mar 31, 2014, 04:39 AM
 
I pulled some parts out of an old drive tower of mine, so I can convert the whole thing to USB.

1) ($50) FireWire 400 to SATA Bridge Board, with power cable. This board also has USB2. It's a standard form factor bridge board, so you can augment older cases with it, or with a little bit of cutting, mount it in any case. Two SATA ports.



2) ($30) FireWire 400 to IDE Bridge Board with power cable. Also a standard sized bridge board. One IDE connector supports Master + Slave or just Master.



3/4) ($5) SATA to eSata PCI Slot cables. These fit standard PCI slot openings. You plug the cable into a SATA drive. The external port is eSata.


     
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Apr 2, 2014, 08:12 AM
 
Guys, guys! Please, slow down! Not all at once!
     
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Apr 10, 2014, 11:10 PM
 
I'm guessing that $50 bridge board isn't ringing too many bells.
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Apr 10, 2014, 11:12 PM
 
None yet. Too bad too, it's a great deal, retail price on one of these is $70, if you can even find them in stock.
     
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Apr 12, 2014, 11:17 PM
 
I don't have a need for these, but I would like to acknowledge the high quality of the pictures.
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Apr 12, 2014, 11:18 PM
 
ummmmmmm, ok
     
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Apr 12, 2014, 11:44 PM
 
Ditto. I've browsed craigslist before. $1000+ computers for sale, with a fuzzy cellphone pic to asses the merchandise. They don't get any bids from me.

A couple years ago, I'd have snapped up that FW - SATA board. Ended up buying eSATA enclosures and a card, because the FW solutions were too pricey.
     
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Apr 12, 2014, 11:47 PM
 
Yeah, the tower these boards came out of are going USB. eSATA is nice and cheap, but it's so hard to get it on a Mac. No Macs have any expansion slots any more, and the only Thunderbolt eSata solution I've seen is a $180 box from Lacie. It's too bad.
     
   
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