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Windows 7: eSATA question..

09 Apr 2010   #1
TechTune

Win7 Professional x64
 
 
eSATA question..

Hey guys..
I see that on the Antec 1200 case, there's a eSATA port in front. Does that mean I can connect a HDD to that port and Windows 7 will recognize it, as if it was installed directly to the motherboard?

Michael


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09 Apr 2010   #2
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

It does mean that.
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09 Apr 2010   #3
TechTune

Win7 Professional x64
 
 

Thank you Jonathan_King !
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09 Apr 2010   #4
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

You're welcome.

Let us know if you have any more questions/problems, and we'll be happy to help you.
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09 Apr 2010   #5
TechTune

Win7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jonathan_King View Post
Let us know if you have any more questions/problems, and we'll be happy to help you.
Ahhh, warms my heart
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09 Apr 2010   #6
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

You would have to have an enclosure for a SATA drive to provide the eSATA connector that would connect to the front eSATA input.
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09 Apr 2010   #7
Mellon Head

Win 7 Pro x64/Win 10 Pro x64 dual boot
 
 

And if you're going to buy an enclosure like that, pick up one with some ventilation. Unless you use the new cooler running drives, they can get pretty warm.
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09 Apr 2010   #8
TechTune

Win7 Professional x64
 
 

I was thinking just connecting the HDD (still in the other PC) to the eSATA port to restore some files, with something like this:

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09 Apr 2010   #9
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Yeah, you can use an eSATA to a SATA cable if you just have to pull a few things off the drive. You could also pop the side off the case and just plug into an internal port and do the same thing with a standard SATA cable.
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09 Apr 2010   #10
not so gray matter

W7 Ult. x64 | OS X
 
 

I highly recommend using eSATA, when I had my port working, it made it so that I could run my OS off an external drive without worrying about slow speeds from USB.
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