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1022mm

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SSD rig parts list
« on: March 16, 2019, 02:58:33 PM »
I'm looking for some guidance on what is necessary to get my Chronos set up with a SSD.   I went to a large computer parts store (Micro Center) but got blank stares from the techs when I showed them what I was trying to accomplish.   

The problem apparently is that the eSata cable doesn't support powering the drive through the camera port.   On another thread, I saw an eSata-p cable mentioned, but I couldn't find such a thing being sold nor did anyone at the store know what it was.

I'm a bit of a newbie when it comes to eSata, so I might just be missing something simple.   Does anyone have a parts list of what they used to get a SSD setup working with the camera?  Thank you!

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Re: SSD rig parts list
« Reply #1 on: March 16, 2019, 08:28:07 PM »
Hi,

since the Chronos has an esatap port and seems to be fastest when saving like this, finding a portable/compact case with esatap seems to be slightly more difficult..

You can see the differences between esata and esatap ports here:

https://i.stack.imgur.com/wITiZ.jpg
(esatap seems to have those 4 holes in the middle, which is most likely just a visual guide. More recent laptops sometimes have those, esatap is always a combined USB/esata port.)

I only found 3 external casings with esatap support doing a quick search and ONLY for 2.5" HDs, no M.2/NVME cases with esatap... ;(

I'll be ordering this one and will report back:

https://www.fantec.de/produkte/speicherprodukte/festplattengehaeuse/25-zoll-festplattengehaeuse/produkt/details/artikel/1692_fantec_225u3esatap_6g/

Hope that was somewhat helpful.
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Re: SSD rig parts list
« Reply #2 on: March 17, 2019, 07:36:13 AM »
I just saw that the Chronos store now has a SSD that is all ready to go:

https://www.krontech.ca/store.html#!/SanDisk-250GB-SSD/p/133345530/category=24447029

Ordered one :)
« Last Edit: March 17, 2019, 07:50:52 AM by 1022mm »

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Re: SSD rig parts list
« Reply #3 on: March 18, 2019, 09:03:04 PM »
I just saw that the Chronos store now has a SSD that is all ready to go:

https://www.krontech.ca/store.html#!/SanDisk-250GB-SSD/p/133345530/category=24447029

Ordered one :)
You'll still need an eSATAp cable with any SSD.  I don't think it's included with the SSD.  Here's the one from our store: https://www.krontech.ca/store.html#!/eSATA-to-SATA-Cable/p/133345541/category=24447029