The SATA version of the NexStar SX is exactly identical to that of the ATA version, excluding the interface.
Vantec sent over the black colored SATA enclosure, which IMO, looks better than the silver color. Again, this enclosure has the same set of controls at the front: On/Off power switch, DC-in connector, activity LED and USB 2.0 connector.
Our SATA HDD connects to the NexStar SX by matching up the connectors on the back of the drive with those in the enclosure and pushing it into place. Four screws on the bottom of the enclosure hold the drive in place. Replace the top and bottom covers and you are finished.
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