[Noisebridge-discuss] Free USB3.0 (USB2.0 Backwards compatible!) <-> SATA Enclosures

Alex Buie alex.buie at frozenfeline.net
Fri Sep 6 20:34:33 UTC 2013

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On Fri, Sep 6, 2013 at 1:15 PM, Alex Buie <alex.buie at frozenfeline.net>wrote:

> Hi guys,
> It's come to my attention that work (the fabulous Internet Archive, near
> the corner of Park Presidio and Geary Blvd in the inner Richmond district)
> has a bunch (75-100+) of new-in-box USB3 enclosures+interfaces that will be
> going to the ecycler on Tuesday due to space constraints.
> These are former Seagate Freeagent GoFlex enclosures that had drives in
> them, which we've stripped out. (Long story, but basically, during the
> Thailand crisis, it was cheaper to get external drives and strip them than
> to try and get internal drives in quantity)
> You get the power supply, computer interface, USB3 cables, and the
> enclosure casing (though the interfaces work excellently without requiring
> you to put the drive in the plastic casing). Everything is unused and brand
> new, aside from popping open the enclosure to pull out the drive.
> If you have any interest in some (1? 5? 10? 20?) of these, please, please,
> please hit me up; I'll be around all weekend. I really don't want to see
> these just go to the 'cycler.
> If you have any friends or organizations who might be interested, please
> feel free to pass this email along where ever.
> Alex
> PS: Even if you don't have a use for the SATA controller, each box has a
> nice 1.5A 12V power supply that could be hacked for other applications.
> PPS: The controller in these enclosures supports >2TB drives on Linux.
> I've not tried it in Windows, but I'd bet it'd work.
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