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I have an external hard drive 2T with an esata port. I am buying a new pc and want to know what I ask for so I can use esata. Is the power source in the pc or something I buy apart from it? I will need specifics so it will function.
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Not esta it is eSATA (extenal SATA drive port). It is a faster option then traditional USB ports for connecting external hard drives. Google will give you lots of information.
 
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Originally Posted by peterr View Post
Hello
I have an external hard drive 2T with an esata port. I am buying a new pc and want to know what I ask for so I can use esata. Is the power source in the pc or something I buy apart from it? I will need specifics so it will function.
Thank you
If the drive enclosure didn't come with a cord then you don't need one... it will draw the power it needs via the eSATA cable that plugs into the motherboard/back of your computer.

eSATA to shed the power plug | Crave - CNET
 
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eSATA power source

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Does anyone want to jump in and see my first post?
I did Google but I am asking spcecifically what I need beside the drive which I have and the new pc. I don't know what to ask for to be icluded with the new pc and then if I still need some "external power source".
Google sends you on vague discussions about the comparative speeds but does not, to my findings, address the question.
Thanx for the help.
 
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If the drive enclosure didn't come with a cord then you don't need one... it will draw the power it needs via the eSATA cable that plugs into the motherboard/back of your computer.

eSATA to shed the power plug | Crave - CNET
>> As soon as I send my second message your answer appeared so please disregard.
Thank you. Now as I understand it I just need an eSATA cord to connect to the ext drive and pc. The new pc will be equipped with an eSATA port and the encolsed drive which I have with the eSATA port will connect to each other and nothing else is needed.
The drive came with a cord but it is a usb one.
Appreciate the breakdown.
 
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