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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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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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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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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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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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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.
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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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Linux distinguish between SATA and eSATA

In Linux is there a way to distinguish between two connected hard drives and tell which one is eSATA through shell or anyother way?
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Is it possible to break a sata drive by plugging it into an esata port

The motherboard has two esata ports. After plugging in five sata drives in various sequences, three would no longer spin up. I am wondering if the electrical differences would be enough to short them ...
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Connecting Internal SATA HDD to eSATA

I have these 3 things: (1) An internal 3.5 SATA HDD. (2) An independent power supply that provides a Molex style connector (i.e. 5V and 12V power) and an adapter to convert it into SATA (except that ...
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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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Make SATA removable in Windows 7?

I have a Gigabyte P67A. I have attached one of those Thermaltake SATA docks with the eSATA connector on the dock. I have connected the dock to a regular SATA port on the board with a SATA-eSATA cable. ...
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Use an eSATA to a SATA drive HDD caddy

I have run out of SATA ports on my motherboard. But I have a free eSATA port that I can convert using an eSATA/SATA converter cable & direct the cable back into the case. Does anyone have any ...
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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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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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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 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 ...