Sabertooth x58 Tags: Asus External Drive Power Cable Motherboards Last response: October 14, 2010 5:23 PM in Motherboards Share whiz187 October 14, 2010 4:43:57 PM Not a bad board runs a little faster and a little hotter than a P6T in the same config. The claim of a powered eSata port interested me. What is the purpose? It will not power a 2.5 external drive. Still need a USB cable for power along with the eSata cable. Asus had no clue, could not tell me any eSata device it would power. Confirmed both cables are necessary to power the external drive. More about : sabertooth x58 tecmo34 a b Ĉ ASUS a c 234 V Motherboard October 14, 2010 4:52:33 PM http://www.guru3d.com/article/asus-tuf-sabertooth-x58-r... It explains the powered eSATA (have to put two and two together)... Basically, it is an eSATA port and a USB port, so you can use either or in the port. The powered part is the USB port. jaquith a c 207 Ĉ ASUS a c 715 V Motherboard October 14, 2010 5:23:20 PM Does your 2.5 external say "eSATAp" or in the manual does it stipulate that it can be powered-off the eSATAp? Also, I assume the cable it ~ 6' in length or less. What's model of the 2.5 external drive? Just hypothicating reasons. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources : ForumSabertooth x58 & G.Skill 12 Gig Ram Issue ForumAsus Sabertooth x58 CPU Voltage Error/Overclocking failed ForumSuggestions on increasing RAM for Sabertooth x58 Motherboard ForumInstall sound card on sabertooth x58 and it wont turn on ForumAsus Sabertooth x58 + Samsung SSD Problem ForumAsus X58 Sabertooth , card for sata 6Gbs ForumAHCI vs IDE for Vertex 4 SSD on Sabertooth X58 ForumRetention kit for Asus Sabertooth x58 Mobo ForumSabertooth x58 WOL ForumNo Audio ( Sabertooth X58 ) ForumSabertooth X58 keeps starting and stopping ForumSabertooth X58 Start-Up Issues ForumASUS Sabertooth X58 Won't Boot ForumASUS Sabertooth X58 Raid Problems. ForumSabertooth x58 + i7 960 ForumASUS Sabertooth X58 USB problem ForumASUS Sabertooth X58 hanging on boot ForumCPU_LED on Sabertooth X58 ForumWhat psu should i use with the Sabertooth x58 & i7 965 ForumX58 sabertooth cpu led More resources Read discussions in other Motherboards categories BIOS Boot Chipsets ASRock Asus Chaintech DFI Elitegroup FIC Foxconn Gigabyte Intel MSI-Microstar !