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Do Gigabyte motherboards have powered eSata

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August 24, 2010 9:59:48 AM

Hi,

I have a Gigabye GA-MA785GM-US2H which has an eSata port.

I don't own any eSata products yet, but have seen a new passport sized Seagate FreeAgent Goflex with eSata cable option. It says it works with a powered eSata port only.

Having checked the manual for the motherboard I can't find anything so wondered if anyone could help to confirm if it is powered or not?

Thanks
a c 177 V Motherboard
August 24, 2010 1:08:55 PM

They aren't powered - powered ports are still kind of rare...
August 24, 2010 1:59:10 PM

Actually what I meant to ask was are they eSATA/USB combo port. That is what seagate says is required.
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a c 177 V Motherboard
August 25, 2010 1:48:46 PM

Unfortunately, that neither... I took a look at a sampling of GB's AMD boards, including a number of 880/980's, and didn't see a single one with USB/eSATA's. Only place I've seen 'em so far is on the newer boards for the 1156/1366 'i-SomeMeaninglessNumber-Core' platforms.
a c 715 V Motherboard
August 25, 2010 7:41:33 PM

eSATAp or eSATA/USB = powered SATA. The MOBO "looks" like a powered port {see images}; however, the manual doesn't specify if it is 100% powered.

Ports:


GA-MA785GM-US2H (rev. 3.3):
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