SATA to eSATA Conversion

Discussion in 'Computing and Networks' started by indianhits, Mar 4, 2013.

  1. indianhits

    Thread Starter Active Member

    Jul 25, 2009
    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. electronis whiz

    Well-Known Member

    Jul 29, 2010
    I would think it should work. SATA is SATA. only difference between internal, and external that I'm aware of is shielding in the cable. not sure what a cable like this costs, but your could also just get a sata to USB adaptor or sata/IDE usb adaptor these range from 10-about 20 for a basic one wich should server your fine, though sate would probably be a bit faster, would think they would make USB 3.0 version of these too if you want speed.
  3. charliewilde

    New Member

    Mar 13, 2013
    I also think that it will work, just get some assistance because you might get a hard time in doing it. What are those conversion kit anyway?