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Questions tagged [esata]

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

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Recover from a cable move on an eSATA disk on Linux

I've been lately using an external /home, which is placed on an eSATA disk. The problem is after a while I somehow manage to move the cable. Then I get a bunch of IO errors in the terminal and I have ...
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ESATA Detection / Boot

Here is the issue. I recently bought an extention card to add an ESATA port to my computer at home that allows me to do my school work at home. when the esata drive is plugged into the card, i can ...
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Should i connect HDD enclosure to eSATAp or to ExpressCard USB3? [closed]

I have this SATA-to-USB3 external 2.5" HDD enclosure, connected to a USB2 port, because my laptop doesn't have any USB3 ports. But it has: a free eSATAp port (power over sata on an eSata+usb2 combo ...
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eSata to USB 3.0 connected drive doesn't show up as a selectable drive

I have an external hard drive that has an eSata port. The computer I am connecting it to has a motherboard that doesn't not support eSata to eSata, so, I'm using an eSata to USB 3.0 converter to ...
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eSATA port multiplier a85 chipset: Drives not recognized in my FM2A85X-ITX

I have a little probleme with the esata port of my motherboard. i am under debian 8 with the 3.16.0-4 kernel. i have upgrade the bios to the last known today ( 1.60) and i have check in the internet ...
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External eSATA HDD nowhere to be found in Windows 7 Explorer, Disk Management, but visible in Device Manager

I have an external HDD using enclosure. It has both USB and eSATA interface. The USB interface works well, the autoplay shows and the drive is visible from Windows Explorer. I would like to use the ...
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Fastest external hard drive interface nowadays [duplicate]

I run virtual machines from an external hard drive from my Mac (internal SSD is not big enough for what I do). My question is: Which would the fastest external interface be nowadays assuming I have ...
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Usb 2.0 and esata combo max speed

What is the speed of usb 2.0 and esata combo. I am getting almost same speed on combo as well as seprate usb 2.0 port with External HDD as well pendrive 3.0. I am getting speed aorund 105 MBPS in ...
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Can you connect a USB3.0 hard drive to an eSata port?

I have an HP Proliant N54L system that has an eSata port. I also have a spare USB3.0 3TB spinning disk external harddrive that I want to hook up to my proliant. Is it possible to connect the drive ...
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How can I connect a Sata DVD drive (5.25) to a Laptop with eSata? [closed]

I have a Bluray DVD drive made for a desktop computer that I want to connect to my laptop via the eSata port (my E6520 laptop only has usb2). I want to do this the cheapest way possible since it won'...
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Does all eSATA enclosures use their own Controller Card?

I regularly have to test multiple hard drives on a daily basis using the manufacturers provided tools. Often I come across older drives that do not work so well with USB3 docking stations, sometimes ...
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eSATA PCIe card, HotSwap, and errors

I've been using HotSwap (http://mt-naka.com/hotswap/index_enu.htm) to remove HDDs connected to an eSATA PCIe card. These drives are for backups. The problem is that every time I use HotSwap to eject ...
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eSATA device labelled wrongly

I have a MSI P45 Platinum motherboard which has a JMB362-powered eSATA port. I recently bought a Samsung 850 EVO 250GB SSD which I inserted into a StarTech eSATA + USB 3.0 enclosure, and plugged it ...
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Why does my 10TB HDD not work via eSATA?

I have an external USB3.0/eSATA to SATA dock. When connecting a 2TB HDD to a Dell M4700 running Windows 7 x64 Professional, the drive works as expected both over USB and eSATA. When I swap to a 10TB ...
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SATA not shown in explorer while plugged over USB

Today, my old Macbook stopped working. I still have a lot of important data on it, so I decided to demount its HDD. Then I connected it to another PC (Windows 10 AU) via a USB to SATA adapter cable. ...
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Internal desktop ODD as external to laptop

I have been looking for a decent blu-ray burner mainly for backup purposes. It seems as though desktop BD burners have much higher write speed compared to the slim-line ones. I was wondering if I can ...
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3.5 inch disk powered with 5V

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-...
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Is mixing software RAID disks across SATA and eSATA going to have any issues?

I have two eSATA drives running successfully in a software RAID on CentOS. I would like to make this a three disk mirror RAID by adding the third drive from the internal SATA drive. Are there any ...
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What does “SATA ESP” (“Set SATA PORT1 to External SATA Port”) do?

I am looking in my Asus motherboard's EFI setup screen for an option to enable SATA hotplug. I couldn't find such an option, but I did find a set of per-port options labeled “SATA ESP on PORT1” ...
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e-SATA formatted external HDD not recognized by USB

So I have an external HDD, I believe it's a Hitachi, 2tb, working fine EXCEPT: when I formatted this, it was via e-SATA, thru an Expresscard slot in my Mac Book Pro A1151, 2 partition, NTFS/Fat32. The ...
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is it possible to convert eSata to USB 3.0

I have an laptop with several an eSATA slot, the laptop has no USB 3.0 slots. I was wondering if its possible to use the eSATA slot as an USB 3.0 slot with an converter. I did some google-ing and ...
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Can I use a 3.5'' hard drive on a notebook with a psu and a sata-e-sata cable?

I have a spare 3.5" HDD at home and I want to use it on my notebook. My notebook have a e-sata port and I have a sata-e-sata cable, if I use the e-sata cable with a computer psu, can I use it on my ...
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What good is eSATA without a power source? [duplicate]

What good is an eSATA connection on the outside of my PC with no access to power. Without a power source it seems useless. Am I not thinking this through correctly — is there something I am not ...
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What happens if you plug an internal SATA disk into an eSATA port? [duplicate]

What happens if you plug an internal SATA disk into an eSATA port? Assume that the hard drive has been supplied power via SATA power cable and is not an eSATA drive.
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eSATAp and 3.5'' HDD [duplicate]

Are the red ports below eSATAp that can power a 3.5'' HDD? I saw this post about 12V eSATAp and I would guess that they are. However I have a cable like this: which claims to support 3.5'' drives ...
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Are there multiHDD bays that offer multiple usb or esata connections? Is it even possible?

RAID can be used for multiple HDDs that are connected by separate connections. Theoritically, the same should apply to HDD bays. Are there any or is it possible, with them being connected to one usb ...
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2 slot external hard drive dock with 1 eSATA connection?

Does anyone have experiencing using a dual slot external hard drive docking station with only one eSATA port on the back? Do both drives show up in the OS even though only one eSATA cable is connected?...
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Internal SATA connectors on a PCI slot card [closed]

I bought a dual eSATA PCI slot card and installed it in my pc. What is the purpose of the internal connectors on the PCI cards? Can I connect more SATA drives to them?
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What cable do a need to connect a SATA SSD to a computer with eSATA and USB plugs?

I have a laptop (Dell Precision M 6700) with an eSATA plug and some free USB ports. What type of cable do I need to plug the SATA SSD to the eSATA and power it? Is there a cable with eSATA on a side ...
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Why don't people use unpowered, external HDD enclosures with SATA/power from their mobo? [closed]

I have a PC that has room in its case for 3 HDDs, but 6 SATA connectors to the motherboard, and I have 6 HDDs. I am using these HDDs in a dynamics fashion (software raid, that sort of thing), but I ...
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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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How do I optimize eSATA performance in Linux?

I experience very slow eSATA performance. Around 5 mb/s on a disk that easily handles 150-200 mb/s. Do I need to enable some setting or module in order to speed it up? The disk is a 4 TB disk and the ...
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eSATA drives keeps disappearing, only reappears after reboot

I have one relatively fat PC at home, that I use as a server, a back-up drive included, and as my gaming PC as well. The Operating System is Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit. I currently have an ASUS ...
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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. The ...
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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 as network cable

Is it possible to use eSata as a network cable? More specifically I would like to get they highest possible throughput between between 2 computers and was wondering if I could use as a way to ...
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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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Connect a ssd externally such that hdparm is fully supported

I am just trying some hdparm magic with my new ssd (samsung 840 pro). However I don't want to change my drive over and over so it would be great if I could connect it externally to my laptop. I have ...
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With a powered eSATA, what's the difference between GND_DRAIN and the USB's GND?

Can I just connect GND_DRAIN to the GND? eSATAp pinout
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Adding eSATA PCI Express card

I've tried to add a PCI Express card to be able to plug eSATA hard drives to my home server (running Proxmox). Everything is plugged but I'm stuck. Is there any thing to do to setup the PCI card ? ...
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SATA to eSATA and back again using an old PC case

Simple question, will this work? I want to house hard drives in an old case and use the power supply in the old case to power the drives. Then I want to use two of these: Newegg SATA to ESATA ...
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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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Plug in eSATA hard drive after “Safely Remove Hardware” without restart

I have a SATA drive plugged into an eSATA port. I can use the option "Safely Remove Hardware" to remove the device, to which I then unplug it. However if I plug the device back in without first ...
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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 plugs,...
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computer doesn't recognize hdd plugged in via esata

I recently got a new eSATA HDD enclosure and when I plug my HDD into my eSATA enclosure and then plug the eSATA enclosure into my computer and turn the enclosure on my computer doesn't recognize it. ...
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Adding eSATA and USB 3.0 to my laptop - How much will this increase my laptop speed?

If I add USB 3.0 and eSATA to my laptop with an ExpressCard and connect an SSD to eSATA and another external hard to the USB 3.0 port will this speed up my laptop if now I am using an internal HDD and ...
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Win 7 boot from eSATA but change drive letter

unlike USB you can boot a fully functioning Windows from a eSATA port. But the Windows I am booting from all programs in Registry are attached to C: fireFox, etc. I can manually edit the registry ...
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Options to expand storage

I was browsing through external storage enclosures and I read that some enclosures are not supported by the eSATA port on the motherboard if it does not have port multiplier functionality. I found ...
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How do i enable esata hot plug with marvell controllers in a gigabyte z77 mobo?

I have a new gigabyte ga-Z77x-UD3H mobo (http://www.gigabyte.us/products/product-page.aspx?pid=4441#sp)that is supposed to have: 2 x SATA 6Gb/s connectors (SATA3 0/SATA3 1) supporting up to 2 SATA 6Gb/...