SATA Bare Hard Drive Slot/Enclosure

I know I've seen this somewhere, but my googles come up with nada.

I need a slot that I can just slide in a bare SATA into and access as a removable/external SATA drive.  If I remember correctly, what I saw had the connecter in the back of the slot and a button that thrned the power on/off to the drive.

Anyone?

Tanks,   RJ
rljudgeAsked:
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Ryan_KemptCommented:
I believe what you're looking for is called an "external SATA hard drive enclosure".

I use the "SATA II External EZBay Portable" and have had nothing but good things to say about it. I know Addonics has a few my colleagues use.
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rljudgeAuthor Commented:
I need to clarify.  I do not want to mount the drive into an enclosure or removable hot swap device.  What I remember fit into a 5.25 space, had a power cable connection and SATA connection to the Power supply and MB.  There was a slot the size of a 3.5 bare drive in the front and power and SATA connections at the end of the slot for the bare drive.  You just inserted a bare SATA drive and were good to go.   Thanks!
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jamietonerCommented:
Hmm... Never seen one like that this is the closest I know off. It allows you to dock a spare sata drive(2.5" and 3.5"), but its external and usb.
http://gizmodo.com/gadgets/hard-drive/hdd-usb-dock-plugs-bare-sata-drives-like-nes-cartridges-312747.php
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rljudgeAuthor Commented:
Yes, I've seen that USB to SATA dock.  I have several USB to SATA/IDE cables that I use but USB is slower and mostly unreliable.  I've now got a eSATA cable coming out the back of my case with a SATA type power cable.  I just set the drive on a foam pad and use them that way.  I just wanted something a little more protected for longer tem use.    Thanks!    RJ
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andyalderCommented:
Something like www.caloptic.com/cgi-bin/quikstore.cgi?product=MR115&detail=yes but with a power switch?
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rljudgeAuthor Commented:
I think that's it.  I may have misremembered the power switch or thought the keyhole was a button.    Thanks!  Ordering a couple now.  

Rick
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Sammyc53Commented:
Take a look at this.  Still USB, but the concept is what I have been wanting for ages!

http://gizmodo.com/gadgets/hard-drive/hdd-usb-dock-plugs-bare-sata-drives-like-nes-cartridges-312747.php
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rljudgeAuthor Commented:
Sammyc53,

I have several USB to SATA & USB to IDE cables that take up a lot less room and, I assume, function like that dock.  I got a couple of the Internal SATA Trayless Mobile Hard Racks here  www.caloptic.com/cgi-bin/quikstore.cgi?product=MR115&detail=yes and they work like a champ.  Just what I needed.  If you use the SATA off of some motherboards, you can "disconnect" them just like USB devices and unplug them hot.

RJ
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Sammyc53Commented:
Hey thanks, I just saw those today...

However, we use all 2.5" disks here, so those are not much help.

Currently, I have a desktop with all the IDE SATA and Power cables dangling out one of the front, where the floppy drive should be.  It works for now.  Everything get's converted to SATA at some point, so even the IDE drives I connect are hot swap.

It works for now.  I just would love a dock of some sort!  Time will tell:)
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andyalderCommented:
rljudge, now that you have recieved them can you explain what the adverts mean by power switch at the rear? I can't see how this can be human-operated since the rear is inside the PC. Is it driven by a mechanical linkage from the key on the front?
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