SATA to eSATA Conversion

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by indianhits, Mar 4, 2013.

  1. indianhits

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    Hello guys i have a SATA HDD 3.5 inch for my Desktop now i want to connect this to my eSATA port of my laptop.

    This will be used only for few occasions and not frequently.

    So, what i plan to do is take power from my desktop smps(so power part is handled)and only connect the SATA data cable to my eSATA port of my laptop.(i know that i will need SATA to eSATA Cable for this :) )

    Will this setup work or should i absolutely get the conversion kit???

    Thanks :)
     
  2. tshuck

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  3. kubeek

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    If you are sure the power supply is up to the job then you should have no problems doing it like this. Inside my desktop the eSATA cable goes into a standard sata port anyway.
     
  4. mcgyvr

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    just download the free Dropbox
    or network the 2 computers together
     
  5. XOIIO

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    Miss the point much?
     
  6. mcgyvr

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    no not at all.
    The point was never really discussed.
    But I assume he needs to transfer files from one HD to another. both my solutions accomplish that without having to rig/remove anything.
     
  7. kubeek

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    Or he needs to use the same data on both computers and/or doesn´t have enough space on one of them. Assumptions are bad..
     
  8. mcgyvr

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    both those problems are solved with my suggestions too.

    Unless you mean he doesn't have an OS on the laptop and needs to actually remove a hard drive from another computer to even be able to use the laptop and again as such that would be a bad idea as swapping hard drives can cause hardware driver issues.

    so I think my assumption/suggestions are still valid..

    Dropbox is awesome in case anyone is wondering. I have it on my phone/laptop/tablet/work pc/home pc,etc.. Its SO easy to sync files plus they give you like 2.5G of space for free.
     
  9. kubeek

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    I use dropbox too, but it's 2.5GB is nothing compared to a puny 80GB harddrive. Also, how long does it take to sync 2.5GB of data from the internet?
     
  10. mcgyvr

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    And thats what they make USB hard drives for.
     
  11. indianhits

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    @kubeek: so there will be no issues right?? i mean power can be connected to desktop SMPS and data can be plugged into ESATA port of my laptop.

    guys thanks for the other answers :) but i want to know if this is possible or not... leaving apart minor issues like driver compatibility etc.
     
  12. mcgyvr

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    Not being able to boot the computer is not a minor issue in my opinion.
     
  13. indianhits

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    i have all the drivers with me so just want to know if it is safe or should i get some SATA kits like SATA enclosures etc...
     
  14. mcgyvr

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    You need to define WHY you need to swap these hard drives routinely?
     
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