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Having problems with ESATA cable (External Sata) first time?!

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February 25, 2014 12:52:04 PM

My hard drive is not powering up and its a sata 3 3.5" drive that supports 5v and im connecting it with a esata +power 5v cable. i dont get it.. my motherboard is a sabertooth 990fx 2.0 and my hard drive model is a seagate st1000dm003? please can anyone help me i'd greatly appreciate it?

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February 25, 2014 2:25:04 PM

Powered sata is only good for 2.5 inch drives.

3.5inch drives(that are not ssds) also need 12 volts with that 5 volts.
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February 26, 2014 2:12:01 PM

Can you give me a link to something external cable that with power esata 3.5 inch (5v and 12v) or is that not possible unless i use my PSU? thanks for the help i thought so.
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February 26, 2014 5:09:01 PM

I personally have a power brick with a 4 pin molex(looks like small notebook power supply with a 4 pin hard drive connector on it) and just use a molex to SATA adapter. Have used it for years and got it with an old USB -> IDE adapter(I still use the e-sata cable from my gigabyte P35 board as well).

Now my setup is for bare drives. If you have an enclosure, it may have a special power supply it needs. Sometimes it is just 12 others it is a 12 + 5 volt unit.
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