External SATA, a variant of SATA for connecting external peripherals through SATA.

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Internal SATA connectors on a PCI slot card [closed]

I bought a dual eSATA PCI slot card and installed it in my pc. What is the purpose of the internal connectors on the PCI cards? Can I connect more SATA drives to them?
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What cable do a need to connect a SATA SSD to a computer with eSATA and USB plugs?

I have a laptop (Dell Precision M 6700) with an eSATA plug and some free USB ports. What type of cable do I need to plug the SATA SSD to the eSATA and power it? Is there a cable with eSATA on a side ...
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Why don't people use unpowered, external HDD enclosures with SATA/power from their mobo? [closed]

I have a PC that has room in its case for 3 HDDs, but 6 SATA connectors to the motherboard, and I have 6 HDDs. I am using these HDDs in a dynamics fashion (software raid, that sort of thing), but I ...
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eSATA to 3.5" internal SATA HDD not found

I have bought an eSATA to SATA cable (with power) and have connected my internal 3.5" HDD to the laptop's eSATAp port. I can feel the hard drive powering up and spinning, but nothing is showing up, ...
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Do eSATA HDD docking stations have a capacity limit?

I'm looking at perhaps buying an eSATA docking station to be able to easily plug in and unplug hard disk drives, particularly but not necessarily only for backup purposes. Note: This is not a ...
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How do I optimize eSATA performance in Linux?

I experience very slow eSATA performance. Around 5 mb/s on a disk that easily handles 150-200 mb/s. Do I need to enable some setting or module in order to speed it up? The disk is a 4 TB disk and the ...
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eSATA drives keeps disappearing, only reappears after reboot

I have one relatively fat PC at home, that I use as a server, a back-up drive included, and as my gaming PC as well. The Operating System is Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit. I currently have an ASUS ...
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Non-RAID Disk showing as RAID

The disk in question is attached to a single ESATA port on the back of my computer. The other ESATA port has nothing attached. In the BIOS, the controller for that port is turned on, and set to SATA ...
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Intel DH67BL motherboard have power over e-sata port? [duplicate]

Intel DH67BL motherboard have power over e-sata port ? I have been using Intel DH67BL motherboard. It has 2 e-sata ports. internal+external. Does anyone know, whether those ports have power (5v or ...
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Can SATA be used to connect computers?

Can SATA be used to connect two computers together, just like a crossover Ethernet cable would do ? I know SATA has no "networking" features and even though a controller may have multiple ports, the ...
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4TB disk connected via eSATA not working properly

My System: Mainboard: ASUS P9X79 eSATA controller: Asmedia 106x (onboard). Driver version: 1.4.1.0 OS: Windows 8.1 pro x64 PyroGate external drive cage for 3.5" HDD containing a 4TB disk from WD. ...
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eSATA enclosure powers down SATA HDD after 5 minutes

I bought a new Delock 3.5″ External Enclosure SATA HDD to USB 2.0 / eSATA for some backup SATA HDD drives that I keep around and everything works just fine, except that if I leave the drive to idle ...
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eSata as network cable

Is it possible to use eSata as a network cable? More specifically I would like to get they highest possible throughput between between 2 computers and was wondering if I could use as a way to ...
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Control computer's native resolution

I have three laptop computers that I use currently. The 1st is an older computer that has a 17" screen. The 2nd computer is is a Windows computer that has a 13" screen. The 3rd computer is a Mac ...
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eSata enclosures can reach 6Gn/s

I have an relatively older eSata external enclosure that works OK. But I'm planning now to swap the hard disk for a SSD, and wonder if I should update the eSata enclosure too. In principle I ...
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Connect a ssd externally such that hdparm is fully supported

I am just trying some hdparm magic with my new ssd (samsung 840 pro). However I don't want to change my drive over and over so it would be great if I could connect it externally to my laptop. I have ...
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With a powered eSATA, what's the difference between GND_DRAIN and the USB's GND?

Can I just connect GND_DRAIN to the GND? eSATAp pinout
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Adding eSATA PCI Express card

I've tried to add a PCI Express card to be able to plug eSATA hard drives to my home server (running Proxmox). Everything is plugged but I'm stuck. Is there any thing to do to setup the PCI card ? ...
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External drive readonly when eSATA, working fine when USB

I have a Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex external drive and I've always used with the eSATA cable. However, today I connected the drive to save some files but it didn't let me, always showing a "write ...
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Plug in eSATA hard drive after “Safely Remove Hardware” without restart

I have a SATA drive plugged into an eSATA port. I can use the option "Safely Remove Hardware" to remove the device, to which I then unplug it. However if I plug the device back in without first ...
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If my eSATA drive (in case) works with 1 USB power, do I need both?

I'm using a 2.5" SATA disk, via an enclosure for eSATA on my laptop. It came with a USB powered adapter, which has two USB ends. Since I don't have an eSATAp port, I need the power from the USB ...
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computer doesn't recognize hdd plugged in via esata

I recently got a new eSATA HDD enclosure and when I plug my HDD into my eSATA enclosure and then plug the eSATA enclosure into my computer and turn the enclosure on my computer doesn't recognize it. ...
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Adding eSATA and USB 3.0 to my laptop - How much will this increase my laptop speed?

If I add USB 3.0 and eSATA to my laptop with an ExpressCard and connect an SSD to eSATA and another external hard to the USB 3.0 port will this speed up my laptop if now I am using an internal HDD and ...
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Win 7 boot from eSATA but change drive letter

unlike USB you can boot a fully functioning Windows from a eSATA port. But the Windows I am booting from all programs in Registry are attached to C: fireFox, etc. I can manually edit the registry ...
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Options to expand storage

I was browsing through external storage enclosures and I read that some enclosures are not supported by the eSATA port on the motherboard if it does not have port multiplier functionality. I found ...
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How do i enable esata hot plug with marvell controllers in a gigabyte z77 mobo?

I have a new gigabyte ga-Z77x-UD3H mobo (http://www.gigabyte.us/products/product-page.aspx?pid=4441#sp)that is supposed to have: 2 x SATA 6Gb/s connectors (SATA3 0/SATA3 1) supporting up to 2 SATA ...
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Trouble with eSATAp cable on T420

I am looking for some help in finding the right cable to use with my eSATA USB hybrid port on Lenovo Thinkpad T420. I have already tried cables from 3 different sources, and none of them plug into the ...
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Copying data between two external drives that support e-sata and USB 2.0. With one e-sata port, how achieve best speed file transfer?

Both read & write drives support e-sata and USB 2.0, but my PC only has one e-sata port. Does the choice between using e-sata for read or write drive make a difference in speed? This is on Windows ...
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How can I achieve maximum transfer speeds for my external HDD?

I bought a 1 TB Seagate Backup Plus external HDD. It came with a single USB cable (USB 3.0 / 2.0 Backward compatible) My laptop (Sony Vaio VPCEA33EN) has the follwing ports: 3 × USB 2.0 ...
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USB mass storage device split to 2 devices

When I connect an Hitachi Deskstar 7K4000 4TB hard drive in a Fantec DB-ALUE2e external SATA enclosure to a Lenovo T400 laptop using the USB 2.0 port, the hard drive gets split to 2 devices: [ ...
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eSATAp combo port compatability dell Dell Latitude E6420

I need to know what sort of compatibility eSATAp (Power over eSATA) ports have with SATA 2 and SATA 3 drives. I'm helping a friend get an external for his laptop and he has an e-sata usb combo port on ...
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Does adding an adapter to “convert” ports slow down the transfer rate?

I want to add an eSATA port and am looking at Internal SATA to eSATA II External and PCI controller to eSATA. Are these solutions slower than if the motherboard has eSATA (or any other port for that ...
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How to connect an old sata disk to an external e-sata port without opening the case?

I have an old sata disk that I don´t want to put inside my new PC, but I want to access it with it and copy some (big, fat) contents in there. I have a case that has an e-sata port. I want to ...
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Connecting an ATA disk into an e-SATA input?

I´ve build a new PC and wanted to add my older disks to it (they are not SATA, but ATA). Is there a way to add them as an external drive using the external e-sata input that I have in my case? Thanks! ...
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Installing Debian on SATA disk attached to eSATA interface

Recently, I just bought a HP Microserver Proliant N40L for use it as dns, http, vpn, file storage and also for backups of other computers at home. I already have 2 1Tb HDD's, so I thought to buy ...
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Should I pick USB 2, USB 3, or eSata for connecting my computer to a hard drive for watching movies/playing games? [closed]

I'm planning to buy a Drobo device (a RAID array that acts as an external hard drive), and I need to know which port configuration is sufficient for my needs. If I'm planning to use it to store and ...
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ESata port on Lenovo Ideapad y560p

I have Lenovo IdeaPad Y560p with eSata port. Now I was thinking about upgrading the hard disk, currently it has 500 GB 5200RPM disk. For this I was thinking of going with SSD option, but then I am ...
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How to check if my eSATAp port provides 12V power?

I have a Lenovo ThinkPad Edge 13" model 0217-2QG with eSATAp port. How do i check if my port provides 12V power (enough to power a 3.5" HDD)?
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Is possible to load Windows 7 from the eSATA drive, even if it's not supported in BIOS?

I'm using a laptop which has eSATA connection. I would like to install Windows 7 on the external disk (to have it completely separated from the OS on the internal hdd). According to the manufacturer, ...
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Add USB 3.0 to a laptop

I want to add a USB 3.0 port to my laptop that only has USB 2.0 and a combo eSATA USB port. I have a Pavilion dv5-2135dx which I have found no information on what motherboard it is to look for empty ...
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Dell eSATAp not working with some SATA disks

I have a Dell Inspiron XPS 15 (L502X) laptop, with an eSATAp port. I also have a Western Digital 1TB 3"5 SATA drive, that I'd like to use with the laptop. I bought a eSATAp <-> SATA 22-pin cable ...
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Mini USB to eSATA

I have an old WD external hard drive (WD3200H1U-00) with no eSATA port, but I do have an eSATA port on my laptop. If I got a micro USB to eSATA cable, would I achieve faster than USB speeds (or ...
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If I partition a drive connected via eSata will it show different partitions when connected via USB?

I have an odd problem with an external drive. I'm formatting it connected to my laptop prior to connecting it to my router. The HDD enclosure has both an eSata and USB connections. Generally, I ...
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How can I find out what's blocking my device? (Sysinternals Process Explorer didn't help)

I have an eSATA docking station like the one in this picture: ...
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Can I connect a SATA harddisk to eSATA port without an enclosure?

If I understand it correctly, eSATA and SATA are running the same protocol. The only differences are 1) port shape 2) eSATA provides power supply I would rather not use an enclosure because I may use ...
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How do I enable hot plug / hot swap with a Marvell eSATA port in an ASUS P8P67 LE mainboard?

I just built a new PC with an ASUS P8P67 LE motherboard. This board has two Marvell SATA ports, one of them is a regular SATA port and the other one is a back e-SATA port (colored in red). My e-SATA ...
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Can win7 be installed on and booted from an eSATA drive?

I'm the proud owner of a Lenovo W520 which is equipped with an eSATA (eSATAp actually) port. However I'd like to attach an external eSATA drive to it, install Win7 on this external drive and boot from ...
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Why do my files fail checksums when transferring to esata dive but not when transfered off the external?

I have been using Teracopy to verify and the large movie files show artifacting after transfer and fail checksum, small files do not fail, only large files seem to. When I transfer files off the ...
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Which computer configuration is better? With e-Sata or with USB 3.0? [closed]

Recently, when buying my new laptop computer, the shop seller told me that was no difference between a computer with e-sata or with USB 3.0 port. However, I didn't trust him and bought the one with ...
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My motherboard's eSATA port has stopped working - any ideas?

I've got an ASRock 890FX Deluxe5 motherboard. The rear-panel eSATA port used to work, and now doesn't seem to register when I plug something in. (I have two hard drive docks which both stopped working ...