Post Last Edited by roses2at at 2014-9-20 11:23 |
Well, as I had clearly (or so I thought) explained that I already had a cable, and it doesn't take a lot of knowledge to work out how to connect them between drive and SBC, your pointing to that link was indeed a little bit unnecessary.
It would be more helpful if you could tell me if you ever connected (power and data) a 2.5 inch SSD to your Pi, or if you have only used the 3.5 inch HDD as shown in your photos which would be of course with only the data connector connected. (I assume the power for that drive is coming from inside the Ewell case via a 4-pin Molex although it's not clear at all from the photos.)
If no (to the first part of that), then I feel you cannot really answer my question about if the power cables into the Pi really need to be swapped, or my follow-up query about power consumption requirements for an SSD.
So I shall wait until someone else from the forum with DIRECT experience of the same setup as me can answer my OP to my satisfaction.
Nevertheless, I congratulate you heartily on your build. It looks a bit 'Heath Robinson' as we say in English (look it up in Wikipedia, there are also translations in a few other languages) but that is no way meant to be a criticism. Rather the opposite, because you managed from a bad situation when your CB died to make something really spectacular and very impressive, and that takes a lot of ingenuity and cleverness. Just as a matter of interest, how many man-hours did you put into the project?