It's software this time!

Should davesha skip the queue so he can work directly on the Pyra?

  • Yes

    Votes: 174 99.4%
  • No

    Votes: 1 0.6%

  • Total voters
    175
  • Poll closed .

TrashyMG

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In theory, I suppose the SATA port could be used for a 'proper' CD/DVD drive too, and a laptop one would probably only need 5V/3.3V so might be able to be Pyra-powered. But I don't know if there are any cases where this would be advantageous over a USB one.
Maybe a better path for a Bluray drive as the USB ports are 1.1/2.0 only outside the funky USB 3.0 OTG port. A regular CD/DVD drive would be fine on just regular USB 2.0.
 

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There is another thread somewhere (which I failed to find) that mentions the SATA adapter, that one is full of 'I'm ins' too. Maybe @hns could start a poll thread like he did for the pandy screen cables to better judge interest?
 
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TrashyMG

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Yeah for thread clutter, yeah I'll for sure want one or two.
 

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I will have micro USB 3.0 otg cable if it becomes available ( male micro USB 3.0 to female USB A cable). I don't see myself using SATA adapter though.
 

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The adapter looks like this:

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ED hasn't decided yet to offer it in his store. And before I can start some small series production we need an estimate how many units we should make.
Is it possible to get USB and SATA connectors that are designed to be mounted at 90° to the PCB? (it occurs to me that it could be a lot more compact if the pcb could be vertical behind the connectors instead of horizontal, but I have no idea if such a thing is in any way practical)

-Neelix
 

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I will have micro USB 3.0 otg cable if it becomes available ( male micro USB 3.0 to female USB A cable). I don't see myself using SATA adapter though.
I have a few USB 3.0 OTG cables myself, but I'm kind of in a why not both camp. I could foresee in a tech support situation where I'd want to do a fast data transfer between drives on the fastest interfaces, or perhaps my idea of making my own docking station where I have multiple drives.
 

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Is it possible to get USB and SATA connectors that are designed to be mounted at 90° to the PCB? (it occurs to me that it could be a lot more compact if the pcb could be vertical behind the connectors instead of horizontal, but I have no idea if such a thing is in any way practical)

-Neelix
You mean a mechanical construction like for the Pandora Console adapter?
One issue to take care of is that you can still open the lid. This limits the max. dimensions of the PCB which must accomodate tree connectors and the amplifier chip.
And I have not found an USB3 plug (the one going into the Pyra) which can be vertically mounted to the PCB. Vertical USB2 and SATA sockets are easier to find.
 
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