I have a 2.5 inch SATA SSD that I want to power from an internal USB port. The SSD requires 5 volts, so I see this as being possible.
I already have the data connection for the SSD, I just need to power it over USB. I know this is possible because I have a PCMCIA card for a different machine that draws power from a USB port in this manner.
Are these types of cables already in production somewhere? If so, where?
If they're not (I haven't found any), what would I need to do to create one? I'm unfamiliar with how SATA power cables are wired out and don't want to fry my USB card with novice testing when I have the chance of getting insight from a SU expert.
Update: I don't want data travelling over USB. As I have a SATA data cable ready for this drive, I will be mounting it in the case and running the power to an internal USB cable.
I thank all of you for your answers regarding buying an external USB case for this drive, but that's not the question I'm asking.