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Can a sata cable plug into an esata port?

Last response: in Storage
February 4, 2012 4:39:38 AM

I need another hhd in my desktop and I am out of sata ports on my motherbord but I have 3 esata ports in the back and I just need the data from the port to go to the hhd the power is covered so I wonder if a sata cable can work when it is pluged into an esata port?

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a b G Storage
February 4, 2012 5:16:56 AM

the cables are electrically the same, but physically different. It would work but the connector wont actually go in. So you'll need something like this.

or you could buy a pcie SATA card :sleep: 
February 4, 2012 5:22:24 AM

Best answer selected by ETHREAL1.
February 4, 2012 7:54:18 AM

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