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

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I recently attached an external HD with eSATA in Windows 7. When I try to enable ReadyBoost, I click Test in the device Properties and nothing happens. Why?

There is a Test button on the ReadyBoost tab within the device properties which, according to help I've seen online, should test my drive's speed and display the results and whether or not I can use ...
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External Hardrive Not Reconized on Windows 7 at all

I Have a NextStar 2/5" from Vantec and its an 80G HD. I have used it many times on windows xp and it works fine. We just recently upgraded to windows 7 home premium and when I plug it in it beeps many ...
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Graciously shutdown external HDD enclosure?

I recently purchased a large HDD along with the following HDD enclosure: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817173043 It has a simple on-off switch on the back. When I want to ...
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What's the fastest: eSATA over ExpressCard adapter, or over USB 2?

I am considering buying an ExpressCard-based eSATA controller to access an external hard disk (1TB). However, this hard disk is also already available using simple USB 2 cable. Is it worth to buy such ...
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External hard drive

I want to buy an external hard drive enclosure for may laptop and was curious about the power required to use it. I want to be able to use it anywhere. I want speed when I need it through ESATA and a ...
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Using eSata on external hard drive

I have a Lacie D2 Quadra that I have been using through firewire 800. Mac pros at school have an eSata hookup, but my HD will not show up when I try to use it this way. I have assumed the drive is not ...
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Are eSATA drives hot swappable?

I'm going to build a low power home server and I've been thinking about using some external eSATA enclosures so I can have external drives that I can add and remove from the server every now and then ...
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I bought an external HD with an eSATA port, connected to my laptop with eSATA port, and Vista does not detect it. Why?

This is a Western Digital external drive, and my laptop is a Gateway P-7805u. Is there a special driver I need to install on my laptop to be able to utilize the eSATA port? Something else? EDIT: ...
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Internal SATA connected to External SATA without an enclosure

Would there be any problem connecting an internal SATA drive using an old PC Power Supply for its power and connecting to an external SATA port on a laptop? Would there be any voltage conflicts? I ...
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IDE/PATA high-speed hard drive dock

I frequently need to access bare drives for backups and need a quick, high-speed way to deal with them. There are a multitude of SATA hard drive docks (for example), but I have a lot of IDE/PATA ...
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How does the USB 3 speed compare to eSATA? [closed]

Will the full speed advantages of the future USB 3.0 be negated by the fact the most HD being mass produced are SATA 3? If so, what would you suggest a person do? For performance reasons, I go with ...
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How to install Windows 7 from eSATA?

I want to put a Windows 7 installer on a OCZ Throttle and install from it using eSATA. Some guy tried it here: http://www.ocztechnologyforum.com/forum/showthread.php?t=58874&highlight=throttle ...
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How to spindown(sleep) a SATA hard disk drive under Windows?

I am using a 3.5" SATA HDD from the eSATA port of my laptop. The HDD is powered with another ATX power supply. Each time I unplug the eSATA, I cannot make the HDD spindown before I power off the ATX. ...
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Installing Windows XP on an external hard drive?

I am going to be using eSATA connection. What r the advantages and disadvantages of doing this?
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Mac Pro eSata Snow Leopard

I have a Mac Pro: Model Identifier: MacPro1,1 Processor Name: Dual-Core Intel Xeon I was using a cheap eSata PCIe card that used the sii3132 drivers to run an Edgestore DAS200 under Leopard and ...
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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 ...
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eSata plugged into Sata socket via adaptor cable very slow

Why would an external eSata Drive (xSonic with 500Gb notebook Hard Drive) run ok on a Silicon Image based PCI-E to eSata adaptor at about 35MB/s, But then run really slow when plugged into NForce4 ...
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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 ...
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What is the difference between SATA and eSATA?

Is the following correct? eSATA is the same as SATA, except that the cable plug has a slightly different shape, but as far as the electrical signal goes, it's the exact same thing. In theory, if you ...
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Any known “gotchas” with Vista & eSATA?

I have a Western Digital eSATA external HDD and have been trying to get it to work with a Medion laptop running Vista Home Premium. No luck whatsoever. Is it likely to be a Windows driver issue, or ...
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Powering on my esata external disk makes windows freeze for 15-30 seconds

I have a SATA disk in an external eSATA enclosure. Most of the time it's powered off, but when I turn it on windows hangs for 15-30 seconds. No sound, no mouse, nothing. Then after 15-30 seconds, ...
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Windows XP not recognizing eSATA connections

I've just downgraded to WinXP Professional (SP3) from Vista. Install was to a brand new Caviar Black 1TB drive. My machine has eSATA connectors on the back and on the front. I have a XION eSATA HDD ...