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Re: USB-SATA/IDE adapter on linux/Fedora?




Mauriat wrote:
> On Thu, Mar 5, 2009 at 6:12 PM, L <yuanlux gmail com> wrote:
>   
>> Hi,
>>
>> Has any one had good experience with USB-SATA/IDE adapter on
>> linux/Fedora? if so, what is the brand? Most of these devises on
>> markets is marked as workable on win or MAC. non mention of linux
>>
>> thanks
>>
>> Y
>>     
>
> I have used at least 5 different adapters over the past few years.
> Compatibility none of them ever had any issues in Linux.  I never
> really checked brands/support.  The one I have right now is from
> "Coolgear" which I use for SATA.
>   
If you use the G4U hard drive cloning utility (which is not a Fedora
package), you might have a problem -- it depends on whether the right
driver is included in the kernel that G4U boots. But generally, G4U
works most of the time.
> Physically however they all are pretty poor quality in my opinion.
> I've had many fail - typically due to the power unit or bad cable.
>
>   
I agree. Additionally, PCB designs are unfriendly with respect to how
the actual hard drives might be secured. Having a PCB hang off a hard
drive's connector can cause you problems. Also, having an IDE cable hang
off the PCB can stress the SATA part of the connection.

Bob
 
> -Mauriat
>
>   


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