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

Oren Beck orenbeck at gmail.com
Fri Sep 6 23:08:35 UTC 2013

IDK if this is a valid cross reference but?


Oren Beck


On Sat, Sep 7, 2013 at 4:34 AM, Alex Buie <alex.buie at frozenfeline.net>wrote:

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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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