SATA to eSATA Conversion

Thread Starter


Joined 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 :)

electronis whiz

Joined 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.