does such an adapter exist? what is it called? I've been unable to locate one that doesn't end up being a SATA to USB adapter.
Basically I would like to use a 2.5" SATA drive that I have already and plug it into my mini-itx mobo via the SATA connector.
I'd use a SATA to IDE converter but I'd like to minimize the cables to improve air flow in my DIY carPC case. SATA cables are nice and small unlike an ide cable.
so I should be able to find a connector/cable to connect it? is it the same cable then? I haven't tried it yet as I wasn't sure.
my SATA cables, from my 3.5" drives, are fairly thin and flat.
"Unfortunately, the connector compatibility enjoyed by 2.5" SATA hard drives doesn't extend to mobile ATA drives. Those drives require pin and power adapters to work with desktop ATA systems, which isn't quite as convenient."
So where's this adapter?
2.5" and 3.5" sata HDD's and SSD's use the same data and power connectors. the only adapter you need is a bracket for the difference in size/form-factor
2.5" to 3.5" adapter
the nice thing about using 2.5" drives in a 3.5" space is you can mount (2) 2.5"s in the same space as (1) 3.5" by using something like this