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ESATA -> internal optical drive connection

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February 22, 2013 4:56:14 PM

Hi, I would like to know if this will work.

The idea is using this eSATA port,


with,


to connect usual internal dvd-rw optical drive.

My guess it should work, although Im not sure if eSATA port will be able to power optical drive without a problem.

So my question is, will this safely work, in the same manner as if I used normal SATA connector with a PSU connector for power?

Thankyou
a c 98 G Storage
February 22, 2013 5:10:15 PM

Yes, it should work just fine.
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a c 98 G Storage
February 26, 2013 10:20:06 PM

Try to exchange the cables. Please share the results afterward.
a c 920 G Storage
February 26, 2013 10:27:09 PM

Odd are tha tyour esata port is not a powered esata port, not many motherbd esata ports are...

Attach a sata power connector to your drive and it will work fine.
a c 98 G Storage
February 26, 2013 11:29:56 PM

popatim said:
Odd are tha tyour esata port is not a powered esata port, not many motherbd esata ports are...

Attach a sata power connector to your drive and it will work fine.

+1. While this is a less elegant solution, it will work. Good suggestion.
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