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Using E-Sata drive as main drive help
Using E-Sata drive as main drive help –
I am trying to find a way to connect my E-sata drive to my PS3's internal sata connection. I am wondering if anyone could tell me if this cable would work.
I am concerned with the way it is made. I don't know if the pins would be reversed on the cable since it really is designed to connect a standard sata cable to an E-sata drive.
Link for the cable:
I really want to try this but I don't want to damage my PS3, any help on this would be appreciated.
i emailed them, it fits the fat only.
how large do you want your internal sata to be, anyway? theres always a solution.
i assume more than 9.5mm? just slot it in without the cage
I can't use the HDXT because it is designed to work with a sata drive, not an e-sata drive. I would have to buy a separate power cord for the drive. I already have an E-sata drive with its own power supply. It's a 1TB drive that I want to connect to the internal sata connection in the PS3. I simply need to know if anyone knows if the cable in the original post will work.
Is there no one on here that can tell me if the cable in the original post will work?
I don't see a reason why it wouldn't work. As long as the pins match on each end of the drive, which it would with that cable, there's no reason why it wouldn't work. The xtender that someone else mentioned is the same thing, just a short extension from one end of the hard drive caddy to the side of it where it can be plugged in externally. That xtender mentioned above, only works for some older fat ps3's. I guess at some point they changed the alignment of the hard drive, instead of going in sideways they now go straight in. So even for the later revisions of fat ps3's, it won't work. The only question is whether or not the ps3 would support 1tb of storage on the internal drive. One other thing to consider too, is the drive sata speed. If it only supports sata 3.0 and not sata 1.5 then you might run into issues running backups from the hard drive. See the thread about stuttering about this issue.
Originally Posted by Razielxx
there is a threat where this was discussed already yes its supported and you will need an extarnal power for the 3.5 HDD
I've done it with a fat a year or so ago, all you have to do is google:
3.5" sata ps3
From my experience:
2TB drives are the ones I could not get to work
Any enclosure that did a RAID of any type with more than one drive did not work.
I used a regular SATA cable and ran it to the HDD in the enclosure, I did not plug it in to the enclosure (expect when trying to have a 4TB or 8TB raid).
The enclosure only housed the drive and gave it power.
Always turn the enclosure on before the PS3.
I moved recently and the setup is in a box (had to go from a 4 room house to a 1 room apartment due to the economy).I only have 2 PS3 units unpacked so far and probably won'tun pack this one for some time (no room).
that would be the right cable, but you would have to cut off one of the plastic protrusions on the side of the internal connector end. But from what i've read on other forums, the ps3 seems to max out at 1tb for internal. no one seems to be able to get larger than 1tb to work. rather than going the external drive route, i've been thinking of running the cable to a sata dock. internal 1tb drives are fairly cheap and you can swap out as you would with the external.