I want to use this Western Digital hard drive: http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B0088PUEPK/ref=noref?ie=UTF8&psc=1&s=computers as a bck up for my laptop and other drives i have, I have a eSATA port on my laptop and i was wondering if this cable: http://www.amazon.co.uk/1-5GB-Serial-Combo-Power-Cable/dp/B000M1EB70/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top would power the hard drive? All i want to know is if this cable will power this drive.
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It'd power it if you had a powered 4-pin Molex connector to plug into the white connector, which is then converted to the SATA power.
If your notebook has a 4-pin Molex power cord, I'd be EXTREMELY surprised since it's generally a Desktop PC thing. :)
Look into getting yourself a USB HDD enclosure for it.