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Old 05-21-2010, 09:27 PM   #1
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I have a CM Haf-932 and it has a eSATA on the outside top of the case, i looked on the motherboard and i dont see a eSATA could i use a regular SATA port? My mobo is a ASUS P6X58D-E.
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I have a CM Haf-932 and it has a eSATA on the outside top of the case, i looked on the motherboard and i dont see a eSATA could i use a regular SATA port? My mobo is a ASUS P6X58D-E.
Yup. I have a CM Storm Scout with the same thing on it. Just plug it into a SATA port on your motherboard. Mine came with a pre routed SATA cable, I just needed to plug it in, I don't know about yours though. I would imagine it's the same since it's Cooler Master as well.
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yeah mine came with a wire too, just didnt know if plugin it in a reg. SATA would work or not.
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yeah mine came with a wire too, just didnt know if plugin it in a reg. SATA would work or not.
Yup. It's a regular SATA plug isn't it?


I'm pretty sure eSATA just stands for external SATA anyhow
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eSATA = external SATA. It's simply an external SATA connection that can be connected to any available SATA port on the motherboard.
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eSATA = external SATA. It's simply an external SATA connection that can be connected to any available SATA port on the motherboard.
What I thought. Thanks for clarifying
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Doesn't the eSATA port need to be powered somehow as well as plugged into the mobo?
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The port itself doesn't. But any device that's connected to the eSATA port should have it's own power supply.
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The port itself doesn't. But any device that's connected to the eSATA port should have it's own power supply.
I don't believe SATA carries any power, unlike USB does it?
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The SATA port is not powered.
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