I want to connect a 3.5" drive to an eSATA port. My HTPC happens to have a mainboard (some years old, ASROCK A330 ion) with 2 powered eSATA ports. From what I found out it has no extra pins (how-to-check-if-my-esatap-port-provides-12v-power) for 12V and I also have a cable from like this (example image) without 12V pins. The cable says
for 2.5" drives what fits to the lack of 12V pins.
But my 3.5" drive supports both (example image), 5V (0.70A) and 12V (0.55A).
Can I connect the drive to that port?
Also I didn't found any specifications about how many Amperes that port offers so is there any danger that the drive will request more Amperes and kill the port/board or even the power supply?