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Is this possible?!? esata to sata!

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June 24, 2009 2:09:03 PM

Is this possible?!? esata to sata!
I would like to buy few things:
http://www.syba.com/Product/Info/Id/62 ExpressCard eSATA
or
http://www.syba.com/Product/Info/Id/312 ExpressCard SATA II
http://www.syba.com/Product/Info/Id/296 Bi-directional IDE SATA Adapter

and cable esata to sata!
http://www.cooldrives.com/sata-cables-internal-to-exter... SATA External Cable Shielded eSATA to SATA (Type “I”) to (Type “L”)

does it mater sata to esata OR esata to sata?!

and i was wondering could that be done ?

when i buy all of this could i use desktop hdds sataI sataII and pata on my laptop ?
OHHH and one more thing. How to power the HDD? Do i use the power from the desk top or i could buy external SOMETHING :D  jigamathing :D  LOL ;) 

THANK U ALL

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June 25, 2009 9:44:03 AM

Hi dexy, SATA drives are supposed to work with with eSATA ports. But the reality is less than ideal. Have you read reviews of the products you linked to here? What do they say?
a b G Storage
June 25, 2009 10:12:09 AM

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http://www.syba.com/Product/Info/Id/296 Bi-directional IDE SATA Adapter

The general compatibility of those devices is questionable. I would avoid those and just stick with ExpressCard 34/54 eSATA for use with SATA only.

If you just want to connect a bare HDD without any enclosure that "eSATA to SATA (Type “I”) to (Type “L”)" cable you listed will work fine with the ExpressCards.

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when i buy all of this could i use desktop hdds sataI sataII and pata on my laptop ?

SATA 1.5 and 3.0Gbps will be no problem. For PATA drives you'll be better off finding a ExpressCard that does PATA natively (which I don't think there is any). My recommendation would to sell all PATA drives you have and just stick with SATA.

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OHHH and one more thing. How to power the HDD?

For use with bare HDD you can use something like this: www.addonics.com/products/power_adapter/aasaps.asp
The better solution would to put those bare HDD into an eSATA enclosure which will come with eSATA-eSATA cable for data and AC power adapter in the package.
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a c 127 G Storage
June 25, 2009 10:24:57 AM

eSATA is the same thing as SATA, only the cable length varies. And there are different versions: powered eSATA is new and doesn't require a seperate power plug anymore.
June 25, 2009 4:46:57 PM

sub mesa said:
eSATA is the same thing as SATA, only the cable length varies. And there are different versions: powered eSATA is new and doesn't require a seperate power plug anymore.


Actually, no. The connectors are different.
a c 127 G Storage
June 25, 2009 9:21:39 PM

True but only mechanically. The electric signalling is the same. Meaning, you can easily make two eSATA ports using two internal chipset SATA ports, and vice versa. A picture to demonstrate this:

a b G Storage
June 25, 2009 11:57:07 PM

According to wiki the standard spec. SATA cable is capable of 1m in length. That 30inch eSATA-SATA cable linked in the original post seems to fit that.
On the other hand true eSATA-eSATA/Type-'I' to Type-'I' cable (got one here) have more shielding and are spec'd up 2m.

That's the only other difference I can think of besides the connector's mechanical difference.

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Actually, no. The connectors are different.

Thanks for pointing that out captain obvious.
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