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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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Is it possible to alternate between esata and usb 2.0 interface for external hdd

I purchased a 2.5 inch laptop drive with an external case that allows for esata or usb connections. Since the external drive is used to host virtual machines i initially set the drive over the esata ...
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How do I make use of the eSATA port on my laptop with normal SATA drives?

On my laptop I have an eSATA port. And I also have a SATA → eSATA cable. I know that simply using that cable would never work as the SATA disks require an additional power cable. The question ...
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2.2 TB limit applies even to eSATA drives? 3TB appears as 746 GB

I have an Icy Dock 3.5" external enclosure with USB 2.0 and eSATA. I have an Intel DG45ID motherboard with USB 2.0 and eSATA ports. In the past I had a 2 TB Seagate drive in the enclosure, and it ...
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Troubleshooting an AHCI eSATA problem in Windows 7

I used to use the front panel eSATA port on my PC case. I remember having to change a setting in the registry to prevent my Boot drive from showing up in the safely remove hardware list (not sure how ...
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external HDD with SATA & USB interface?

Anyone know of an external HDD that would have (in addition to USB) a SATA (eSATA) port/cable? i.e. Brand/Model. Preferably one of the name brands so I have a better change of finding it here or ...
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Harddrive USB 3.0 to eSATA

Is it possible to connect an external hard drive with USB 3.0 to eSATA port on a computer? If so what kind of connector do you use and how would the performance fare compared to just using USB 2.0 on ...
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555 views

Looking for external portable hard disk drive with both Superspeed USB3.0 AND eSATA? [closed]

All I can find is: eSATA and USB2.0 not USB3.0 eSATA only USB3.0 only Enclosure/caddy with USB3.0 and eSATA for housing bare hard drive: ...
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955 views

external drive enclosure -> software RAID 5?

I have two older PCs on my LAN posing as 'servers'; one running FreeNAS off a USB stick using three 500GB HDDs in a ZFS RAID-Z pool serving as storage for the LAN and one running Debian Lenny with an ...
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External SATA drive does not work without the optional USB cable *also* connected

I have Vantec NST-260SU external eSATA/USB drive enclosure (which came with an optional separate power supply - 5v/2A, while the drive needs a max of 1A) connected to a relatively new Windows 7 ...
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Internal drives vs USB-3 with external SSD or eSata with External SSD

I have a need to carry VMWare Virtual Machines with me for work. These are very large files (each VM is 20GB or more) and I carry around about 40 to 50 VM's to simulate different software ...
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e-SATA drive as my main/boot drive

I made a bad decision a year ago and bought a "green" terabyte drive that was an anemic 5400 RPM. After getting tired of waiting ages for things to load, I decided to image the drive to a terabyte ...
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eSATA drive acts like internal drive

We have a Veris ~2TB eSATA drive we're using to port data from one machine to another, and as backup. System 1 is a Windows 7 machine, and it seems to treat the eSATA as an external drive, working ...
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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 ...
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Can I boot my notebook via eSata pci-xpress card?

I would like to boot directly from an external hard disk to improve performance over my internal notebook hard disk. My notebook has no native eSata jack but a pci express card. As my BIOS doesn't ...
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Installing Intel Rapid Storage Drivers makes my eSATA Drive to disconnect

I have a HP 8530w Elitebook this Laptop got an eSATA port which I want to plug my LaCie d2 Quadra V2 1TB harddrive into. It all works well on a fresh install of Windows 7 without the Intel Chipset ...
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Two SATA HDDs connected using a Black Duet HDD Docking Station via eSATA to my Laptop, second drive not appearing?

Hi I am using a BlacX Duet HDD Docking Station to connect a 1TB WD Caviar Black SATA HDD (WD10000LSRTL) and a HITACHI SATA DESKSTAR (0S00163) to my G51VX (BestBuy) laptop via the eSATA port. When I ...
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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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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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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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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 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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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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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 ...