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Windows 7: Can somone educate me about eSATA?

08 Sep 2014   #1
jadinolf

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 
Can somone educate me about eSATA?

This subject is new to me and it looks like I goofed.

I bought an external hard drive enclosure which is set up for eSATA and I didn't have anything on my computer to accept the cable.

So--I ordered a couple of brackets to accept the cable. The brackets came today and guess what? The bracket doesn't accept the cable so I am at square one. Are there different eSATA connectors? Leave it to me to buy the wrong ones.

Can anyone enlighten me? Thanks.




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08 Sep 2014   #2
DavidE

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08 Sep 2014   #3
jadinolf

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DavidW7ncus View Post
Thanks David. A quick look doesn't answer my question but I'll dig into it later today.

What I'm trying to determine is if there are different eSATA connectors.

Most appreciated.
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08 Sep 2014   #4
DavidE

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The connectors are different.
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Aside from the change in the shape of the connector that prevents SATA drives from being used with eSATA, the connectors and the cables themselves, also underwent changes to adapt them for external use.
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08 Sep 2014   #5
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

What is the brand and part number of the external enclosure?
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08 Sep 2014   #6
jadinolf

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DavidW7ncus View Post
The connectors are different.
Quote from that article:
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Aside from the change in the shape of the connector that prevents SATA drives from being used with eSATA, the connectors and the cables themselves, also underwent changes to adapt them for external use.
David, I'm aware that SATA and eSATA are different but since my eSATA cable won't fit into my eSATA brackets, something is amiss.
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08 Sep 2014   #7
jadinolf

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lady Fitzgerald View Post
What is the brand and part number of the external enclosure?
Here ya go Jeannie

Rosewill RX35-AT-SC BLK Full Aluminum Cover, Metal Tray 3.5" Black SATA I/II USB2.0 & eSATA External Enclosure - Newegg.com
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08 Sep 2014   #8
DavidE

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jadinolf View Post
David, I'm aware that SATA and eSATA are different but since my eSATA cable won't fit into my eSATA brackets, something is amiss.
Oh, I misunderstood
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08 Sep 2014   #9
jadinolf

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DavidW7ncus View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jadinolf View Post
David, I'm aware that SATA and eSATA are different but since my eSATA cable won't fit into my eSATA brackets, something is amiss.
Oh, I misunderstood
Gotcha

For the record, I have just ordered my fourth external enclosure which comes with the appropriate bracket. For the difference in price, it was stupid for me to order the cheaper one.

I really appreciate your checking in. I just needed to be educated.

Rosewill RX-358 V2 BLK (Black) 3.5" SATA to USB & eSATA Ext. Enclosure w/Int.80mm fan - Newegg.com
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08 Sep 2014   #10
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

Only one style of esata cable and esata port available as shown in the Rosewill video for your enclosure.
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