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Windows 7: What does an eSATA do?

02 Aug 2013   #1
netadict

Windows 7 Professional 32 bit
 
 
What does an eSATA do?

I have an eSATA port on my new laptop, what is it useful for? Can I convert it into a USB3 port with some peripherals


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02 Aug 2013   #2
cyclic

Windows 7 home premium x64
 
 

A bit of reading will explain all, personally I wouldn't want it converted to anything.

What is eSATA

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02 Aug 2013   #3
kbrady1979

Windows 7 Professional 64bit SP1
 
 

External SATA port. It is great for using an external hard drive with a laptop as it's faster than USB.
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02 Aug 2013   #4
bobafetthotmail

Win 7 Pro 64-bit 7601
 
 

depending on the laptop it can be both an ESata AND an USB 2.0 or 3.0 port. Can you post the laptop model? I can look up its spec sheets. (you can too by googling)
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02 Aug 2013   #5
netadict

Windows 7 Professional 32 bit
 
 

I think it's an eSATA only port. My laptop is a Dell 1z XPS
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02 Aug 2013   #6
crankypenguin

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I would recommend a Esata hub to attach to that badboy so you have more Esata plugs to play around with
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03 Aug 2013   #7
bobafetthotmail

Win 7 Pro 64-bit 7601
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by netadict View Post
I think it's an eSATA only port. My laptop is a Dell 1z XPS
Nothing found with this name. Check underside it, there should be a sticker that tells the model name, otherwise you can post a screenshot of the port.

Having looked at laptops with similar names (and because I know how rare are e-sata ports on laptops), I'm starting to think it could be an HDMI or a DisplayPort.
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03 Aug 2013   #8
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bobafetthotmail View Post
depending on the laptop it can be both an ESata AND an USB 2.0 or 3.0 port. Can you post the laptop model? I can look up its spec sheets. (you can too by googling)
Can you explain how a single port can be used for both SATA and USB without some type of converter?
SATA and USB are different connectors and cables.
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03 Aug 2013   #9
bobafetthotmail

Win 7 Pro 64-bit 7601
 
 

Sure, it is called eSATAp. It's kind of a white fly, I know.

It's basically two physical ports joined together. Too bad that it's not more common, because it's neat. I guess that's because e-sata didn't really catch on.
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03 Aug 2013   #10
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

Cool, thanks.
I hadn't heard of that before, or seen it used.
Gotta wonder how reliable it is, as it is "not approved", so it seems more like a BETA to me right now...
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