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Our HTPC is running out of space FAST. We're down to like 100GB of space, and we've got over 90 movies still needing of rippage.
But our board is mini-itx, and only has 2 sata connectors. Is there like a SATA splitter? Or anything like that?

I thought of just going e-SATA, but the board does not support it. Maybe I'll have to just use an external enclosure if said device does not exist.
Edited by White Fire - 3/13/12 at 9:31am
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Unfortunately, you cannot split SATA from a mobo. You can split the power part, but not the data part.

You can get a SATA PCI card and add a few more SATA slots if that helps you.
    
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You can get SATA port replicators, kind of like this one, but your motherboard needs to support it.

http://www.addonics.com/products/ad5sarpm-e.php



My recommendation would be just building a mini file server or USB external drives.

You could also quite simply do what I did on my HTPC, I added 3 USB HDD docks that you just simply put the drive in to and it sticks up vertically and use those, just make sure they are hidden and won't get damaged accidentally.
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@aoya

Motherboard is Mini-ITX, and it only has one PCI-E x16 lane that is occupied.

@Axipher

There is a watercooling gromet in the back of the case I could use to run a USB cable into the case.. that would prevent any damage, we don't move the case anywhere. But stuff is often moved, the last thing we need is 150$ drive destroyed.

that thing is pretty cool, but I'd have to guess the motherboard does not support it frown.gif
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