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l008com Mar 31, 2014 04:39 AM
FS: FireWire Bridge Boards, SATA-eSATA Cables
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.
l008com Apr 2, 2014 08:12 AM
Guys, guys! Please, slow down! Not all at once!
davedecay Apr 10, 2014 11:10 PM
I'm guessing that $50 bridge board isn't ringing too many bells.
l008com 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.
SSharon 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.
l008com Apr 12, 2014 11:18 PM
ummmmmmm, ok
reader50 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.
l008com 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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