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'Emergency use only' hard drive for a MacBook Pro
Authored by: ershler on Apr 27, '09 09:08:09AM

This is exactly why I always carry my 3.5" PATA, 2.5" PATA, and SATA to USB 2 adapter with me at all times. for $30.00 it has paid for itself many times over.

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'Emergency use only' hard drive for a MacBook Pro
Authored by: gabester on Apr 27, '09 09:46:08AM

I've often thought of getting one of these adapters; although then you'd be calling up MacOSXHints to get your Mac to boot from USB - because if I understand correctly the adapter bridges from USB2 on one side to SATA or IDE on the other. You can't go from IDE to SATA or vice versa, correct? Secondly, you would need to supply power for any drive you use and that is external to the adapter as well, is it not?

Thirdly, I should like to know the proper name for SATA cable that connects to a drive one end and mimics a drive connection on the other end. Everyone seems to be getting male/female confused in this context. The original hinter should indicate that a standard M/M or F/F cable is not what was used, otherwise this hint will only add to the confusion.

Finally, within the context of Port Multipliers, I've long wondered if one might convert a MacBook to a File Server through a trick like this.

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