So this might seem like a bit a of a dumb question, but I can't find a definitive answer anywhere so here goes...
is an esata/usb port the same thing as an esatap port? My laptop has a port labelled esata/usb and I am looking to buy an external HD. however, the drive I am looking at (Seagate GoFlex Portable - i need something that I can use esata at home but has a usb option for if I need to take it elsewhere that doesn't) states it needs esatap.
Secondly, whilst searching for an answer to this question I saw an interesting post somwhere - somebody stated that if you had an esatap port, then you could use the seagate goflex esata adapter to connect any normal sata drive to it...is this accurate?
As far as using the seagate adapter with any sata drive, I do think it will work. You may need an adapter to use the adapter though, I do not know if the goflex adapters use a regular sata connection or a bridge connection that needs an enclosure.