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    Default Where can I buy eSata Cables?

    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.

    Does retailers like Dicksmith Electronics sell eSata Cables?

    If not, where do I buy them?


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    Default Re: Where can I buy eSata Cables?

    oops.. wrong link
    Last edited by ronyville; 03-08-2009 at 11:00 AM.
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    Default Re: Where can I buy eSata Cables?

    Yeah. Are the ones on trademe reliable?

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

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    Default Re: Where can I buy eSata Cables?

    I meant this
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    Default Re: Where can I buy eSata Cables?

    Quote Originally Posted by vims213 View Post
    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.
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    Default Re: Where can I buy eSata Cables?

    Have you used eSata before? Does it actually tranfer at 3GB/s?

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    Default Re: Where can I buy eSata Cables?

    Nope, have not used it myself, scroll down to the table below...
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    Default Re: Where can I buy eSata Cables?

    Thanks for your help!!

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    Default Re: Where can I buy eSata Cables?

    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


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    Default Re: Where can I buy eSata Cables?

    Quote Originally Posted by ronyville View Post
    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.

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