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    Default eSata

    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

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    Default Re: eSata

    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/s...-479877776.htm
    Last edited by Nomad; 04-06-2012 at 05:53 PM.

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    Default Re: eSata

    Thanks Nomad, I will expolre with these options.

    Cheers, Stichs

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    Default Re: eSata

    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...6&ss_index=121

    Info from Wikipedia

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Esata#eSATA
    Last edited by kingdragonfly; 06-06-2012 at 06:56 PM.

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    Default Re: eSata

    +1

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    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.

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