1
vote
1answer
661 views

Connected my sata II SSD using an esata cable, is that correct?

I connected my osz vertex 2 using a cable that says eSata on it. Is this cable correct in terms of giving me the correct amount of throughput? Is should be able to support 3 GB/s I believe.
7
votes
2answers
19k views

Does eSATA require power source?

I got eSATA slot in my laptop (HP DV-7) + WD 1TB (The exact model: Caviar Green WD10EADS) What I want to know, it's if I need something else except from the eSATA cable. Does the eSATA cable provide ...
2
votes
2answers
484 views

Is it possible to connect disk via regular eSATA cable to eSATA powered port?

I have external hard drive that is powered from AC adapter and a regular SATA to eSATA cable (SATA goes to disk, eSATA to computer). Is it possible to connect it to powered eSATA port (with regular ...
0
votes
3answers
1k views

How can I determine the connection speed for an esata hard drive under Vista 64?

I recently bought a 1.5TB FreeAgent XTreme external drive to store backups. I bought both a .5M (almost too short) and 1.5 cable (really too long). I want to see if I am getting the full 3.0G/sec ...
0
votes
2answers
5k views

What is the max length for eSata and/or mini-SAS cables?

Does anybody know what is the maximum acceptable length for eSATA cables, and for mini-SAS cables? I'm looking into buying a RAID enclosure but I'd like to be able to keep it in a different room than ...