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500GB External USB SATA HDD £89.99
500GB External USB SATA HDD £89.99

500GB External USB SATA HDD £89.99

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500GB External USB SATA HDD

Comes with USB and SATA cables and SATA pci card if you don't have an eSATA port.

Also a 3 year warranty.

Avalable from Thursday 10th May

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Original Poster

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Comes with USB and SATA cables and SATA pci card if you don't have an … Comes with USB and SATA cables and SATA pci card if you don't have an eSATA port.



It isn't a PCI card, it's a backplate adapter with a cable to plug into your motherboard's spare SATA ports and therefore your motherboard must already support SATA.

A PCI card would allow PATA (i.e. IDE) motherboards to use this as well but the supplied adapter won't.

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barneydog

It isn't a PCI card, it's a backplate adapter with a cable to plug into … It isn't a PCI card, it's a backplate adapter with a cable to plug into your motherboard's spare SATA ports and therefore your motherboard must already support SATA.A PCI card would allow PATA (i.e. IDE) motherboards to use this as well but the supplied adapter won't.



Yes, perhaps I should have phrased it more carfully. It's a SATA socket mounted in a pci backplate.

Looks like a pretty good deal but anyone know what hard drive (brand/model) is in there?

seems a really good deal, tesco are doing what appears to be same kit for £147.00 (did temporarily drop to circa £129 around Xmas).

direct.tesco.com/q/R…spx

hopefully the drive inside the box is SATA so that you will realise the full speeds when using the E-SATA cable.

Pity you can't daisychain E-SATA drives as with Firewire or can you?
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