Using a Hard Drive outside the case Tags: Hard Drives Cases Power Storage Last response: January 10, 2013 12:16 AM in Storage Share pirada January 9, 2013 11:40:54 PM Hello, I have an old Hitachi Deskstar 3.5 hard drive and was wondering if it'd be possible to use it without having to put it inside my case. My motherboard has x1 eSATA / x1 Power eSATA ports on the back plate so I assume the drive will be compatible with these(?), but how could I power it? I've read that you can buy a SATA/power cable to use with a Power eSATA port, but from looking at the few available on amazon not all drives seem to work with them. Is there any other (cheap) cable I could use to power the drive? Or anything specific you could recommend? Thanks More about : hard drive case photonboy a c 100 G Storage January 10, 2013 12:16:29 AM http://www.ncix.com/products/?sku=39419&vpn=NST-300SU-B... *Canadian link: This model supports BOTH eSATA and USB2 for any 3.5" SATA drive. **Investigate of an eSATA cable comes with the device. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedInternal Hard drive only boots up outside case? Forum SolvedI just got a new case and motherboard for my pc, using my old hard drive, however its seems a ton slower than usual Forum SolvedHow do I change hard drive file system outside of Windows? Forum Solvedwindows 7 data transfer utility - can I clone the computer hard drive to a backup HD for use in case of HD failure or do I ne Forum Hard Drive recovery using existing external hard drive case? Forum SolvedCan I use a SATA hard drive with one computer using data and one computer giving it power? Forum Solvedunable to retrieve files from netbook hard drive using SATA cable Forum SolvedUsing External hard drive to play movies through other devices... Forum Use a 2nd PS outside the case? Forum SolvedNeed feedback - dead laptop - using Hard Disk Drive on new computer Forum SolvedUsing M.2 ssd currently used as hard drive cache as primary drive Forum SolvedCloning my old hard drive to a new one and then using it as extra storage. Forum SolvedRecover data files from old hard drive using enclosure Forum Any electricity risks w/ connecting drives that are outside the case? Forum SolvedRe-using my old (current) Hard Drive in new computer? Forum Solvedusing hard drive from old dead laptop in usb enclosure Forum SolvedFirst Time Using SAS Hard Drives (Seagate Cheetah 15K.7 Drive) Forum SolvedBuilt a new computer using my old graphics card, hard drive, and cd drive but the computer will turn on and no display will sh Forum SolvedHard Drive case? Forum SolvedUsing an old hard drive in a new computer? Forum More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !