On 09/08/2015 03:38 PM, Gordan Bobic wrote:
On 08/09/15 19:19, Robert Moskowitz wrote:
> I finally ordered and received a multiport sata card for use on my
> From past emails I learned this is supported, but now how to wire up a
> couple 2.5" (notebook) sata drives. The questions are:
> What is that white connector for?
It's a power connector. You need to attach a floppy type power input
Ah, yes, it IS the same connector. But is this in addition to or
instead of the USB power connector?
> How can I power ths card so when the CT is off it is off?
By powering both using a separate modified AT/ATX style PSU?
> And most importantly, how do I power the drives? The CT comes with a
> single sata cable taking power for the drive from the board. Now I to
> learn how to wire this all differently.
Are you sure it provides power on eSATA? The vast majority of devices
that provide eSATA capability don't supply +5V over eSATA (+12V is not
in eSATA spec at all) and require a separate +5V to be supplied via,
The CT has a special connnector that directly powers the eSATA. I have
one in production working that way and another here on my test bench.
No problem powering a 1A 2.5" 1TB notebook drive.
Either way, the port multiplier won't take power from eSATA, so
will need a separate PSU to provide power for the PMP and the disks at
the very least.
It is definitely not wired to power them as the CT is.