I have an idea for a new piece of hardware I think.

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Re: I have an idea for a new piece of hardware I think.

Post by Mad_Duke » Mon Jun 20, 2016 3:51 am

joe7dust wrote:
Fleder wrote:https://www.amazon.com/Micro-SATA-Adapt ... ta+microsd + https://www.amazon.com/StarTech-SATA-Dr ... +usb&psc=1

Will this work? I don't know.
I think it is a huge waste of money.
I did mention that first item as a possible use of the adapter I'm proposing here, but I am talking about connecting it directly to the micro SD slot so that usb thingy wouldn't be needed.
Nope. Simple connecting wouldn't be possible. It needs to have a logic behind it. So it will need a dedicated IC that translates from microSD to USB. Or directly to SATA (even more cumbersome probably)

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Re: I have an idea for a new piece of hardware I think.

Post by joe7dust » Mon Jun 20, 2016 4:26 am

Mad_Duke wrote:
joe7dust wrote:
Fleder wrote:https://www.amazon.com/Micro-SATA-Adapt ... ta+microsd + https://www.amazon.com/StarTech-SATA-Dr ... +usb&psc=1

Will this work? I don't know.
I think it is a huge waste of money.
I did mention that first item as a possible use of the adapter I'm proposing here, but I am talking about connecting it directly to the micro SD slot so that usb thingy wouldn't be needed.
Nope. Simple connecting wouldn't be possible. It needs to have a logic behind it. So it will need a dedicated IC that translates from microSD to USB. Or directly to SATA (even more cumbersome probably)
I don't understand the technical aspects of guide #5 but wiring sd slot pins to the cartridge reader seems similar to this. I agree the adapter would need some components to do the translation. So yeah I guess IC included in that?

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Re: I have an idea for a new piece of hardware I think.

Post by Fleder » Mon Jun 20, 2016 4:46 am

joe7dust wrote:I don't understand the technical aspects of guide #5 but wiring sd slot pins to the cartridge reader seems similar to this. I agree the adapter would need some components to do the translation. So yeah I guess IC included in that?
Simple wiring of the SD Card Pins to the ones form the Cartridge Reader does nothing.
So it is not similar to what you think. It is just some kind of trace or wire if you will.
The critical wiring will be from the cartridge reader to the RPi0, which does the "translation".
So, no. There is no simple adapter solution from SD to SATA/eSATA. Two different data streams.

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