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stichs
04-06-2012, 06:37 PM
I have an external harddrive with a usb and esata ports. The usb port has gone loose and I want to use the esata port to run a cable to a usb port on my laptop. Is this possible? where can I get a cable eSata to Usb?

Cheers, Stichs

Nomad
04-06-2012, 06:42 PM
looks like possible:
http://www.addonics.com/products/adu3esa.php
assuming can get in NZ.

other options:
replace the case with a new one.
get a eSATA card and use eSATA instead. eSATA is also quicker than USB2.

http://www.trademe.co.nz/computers/servers/server-components/auction-479877776.htm

stichs
06-06-2012, 01:24 PM
Thanks Nomad, I will expolre with these options.

Cheers, Stichs

kingdragonfly
06-06-2012, 07:47 PM
The cheapest easiest solution is going to be pull your hard drive from its existing case, and install it in a new one.

Here's a bunch from Ascent in NZ (no relationship to me)

http://www.ascent.co.nz/category.aspx?majorcatID=18

For a cool, perhaps less practical solution, you might want to look at this: Lian Li BZ-U07 Multi-Media I/O Port, Black, Dual e-SATA/Quad USB

http://www.lian-li.com/v2/en/product/product06.php?pr_index=482&cl_index=2&sc_index=6&ss_index=121

Info from Wikipedia

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Esata#eSATA

icow
06-06-2012, 08:35 PM
+1

Nomad
06-06-2012, 09:21 PM
That trademe auction link I provided is under $20 from memory ... you can just use the eSATA port on the HD and plug/convert it so it works off a USB port.