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vims213
03-08-2009, 10:48 AM
Hi there,

I am looking for a new external hdd.

I saw this one and it looked pretty decent but it had one flaw.........despite being eSata usuable, the Western Digital HDD didn't provide it with a eSata cable to plug it from HDD to my laptop.

http://www.wdc.com/en/products/Products.asp?DriveID=357

I am extremely disappointed now that I have to buy my own cable. It supplies for firewire, but not for eSata. :groan:

Does retailers like Dicksmith Electronics sell eSata Cables?

If not, where do I buy them?

:thanks

ronyville
03-08-2009, 10:56 AM
oops.. wrong link

vims213
03-08-2009, 10:57 AM
Yeah. Are the ones on trademe reliable?

Just curious as some of the things I buy on trademe sometimes can be faulty.

ronyville
03-08-2009, 10:59 AM
I meant this (http://www.trademe.co.nz/Browse/SearchResults.aspx?&searchType=0002-&searchString=esata+cable&x=0&y=0&searchregion=2&type=Search&sort_order=&redirectFromAll=True)

ronyville
03-08-2009, 11:01 AM
Yeah. Are the ones on trademe reliable?

Just curious as some of the things I buy on trademe sometimes can be faulty.

Have a look at their feedbacks. Some of them allow pickups so you can take your lappy and HDD and test it out before you buy it.

vims213
03-08-2009, 11:02 AM
Have you used eSata before? Does it actually tranfer at 3GB/s?

ronyville
03-08-2009, 11:06 AM
Nope, have not used it myself, scroll down to the table (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ESata#External_SATA) below...

vims213
03-08-2009, 11:07 AM
Thanks for your help!!

Blam
03-08-2009, 11:10 AM
eSATA is exactly the same as SATA, except its external.

The bottleneck would be the actual hard drive, its unlikely that the actual transfer speed will get anywhere near 3gb/s

bk T
03-08-2009, 11:11 AM
Have a look at their feedbacks. ...

Do feedbacks really reflect the true picture????

Steer away from Trademe; just go to a decent computer store to buy one - if you want to avoid UN-necessary stress after you've paid your hard-earned money.