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Esata/usb port - clarification, is it same as esatap?

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Last response: in Storage
March 6, 2012 12:57:06 AM

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 this accurate?

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a c 229 G Storage
March 6, 2012 3:25:27 PM

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.
a c 464 G Storage
March 7, 2012 1:18:55 AM

Duplicate thread! (I posted in the other one.)