Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.




1898 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 122

Trusted
Subscriber

Topic # 102631 18-May-2012 13:08
Send private message

Ok I know this might sound a bit backwards, but my work laptop has USB2 and ESATA ports, but no USB3.

Given the price drop in USB3 HDs I'd really like to be able to use the ESATA port on my T410s rather than suffer USB 2 performance.

Has anyone seen an adapter for this on dealextreme or elsewhere?




Generally known online as OpenMedia, now working for Red Hat New Zealand as a Solution Architect for all things Linux, Virtual and of course Cloud. Still playing with MythTV and digital media on the side.

Create new topic
Infrastructure Geek
4043 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 193

Trusted
Microsoft NZ
Subscriber

  Reply # 627516 18-May-2012 20:33
Send private message

why don't you just use an hdd in a case that has e-sata?

e.g. http://www.pbtech.co.nz/index.php?z=p&p=CASICZ940J&name=WELLAND-ME940J-2.5-SATA-to-USB2-eSATA-ENCLOSURE-BL

esata is better than usb3 in my experience




Technical Evangelist
Microsoft NZ
about.me/nzregs
Twitter: @nzregs




1898 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 122

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 627603 19-May-2012 00:19
Send private message

I have a 500GB HD in an ESATA Case.

2 Issues

1. I can't source larger than 1 TB drives at the moment.

2. I have to use a second USB port to power the ESATA case.

I'm going to try and pick up a powered ESATA cable to deal with (2) but at the moment you can get 1.5 TB USB 3.0 drives for quite a good price.




Generally known online as OpenMedia, now working for Red Hat New Zealand as a Solution Architect for all things Linux, Virtual and of course Cloud. Still playing with MythTV and digital media on the side.

 
 
 
 


Infrastructure Geek
4043 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 193

Trusted
Microsoft NZ
Subscriber

  Reply # 627790 19-May-2012 20:39
Send private message

you can always just get a USB3 adaptor for the t410s - I have one of these for my t510 (I apparently didn't get the esata/usb combo port on my laptop):
http://www.pbtech.co.nz/index.php?z=p&p=ADPSTL15451&name=STLab-C-470-USB-3.0-ExpressCard-2x-USB3.0-Port

the only problem is that they stick out a bit so you don't leave them in all the time.




Technical Evangelist
Microsoft NZ
about.me/nzregs
Twitter: @nzregs




1898 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 122

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 627848 20-May-2012 08:48
Send private message

The t410 has an express cards slot, the t410s doesn't.




Generally known online as OpenMedia, now working for Red Hat New Zealand as a Solution Architect for all things Linux, Virtual and of course Cloud. Still playing with MythTV and digital media on the side.

Create new topic



Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

Phone prices rising as users move upmarket
Posted 24-Nov-2017 17:16


Talking net neutrality on RNZ Nine-to-Noon
Posted 24-Nov-2017 12:11


Air New Zealand experiments with blockchain technology
Posted 23-Nov-2017 15:39


Symantec selects Amazon Web Services to deliver cloud security
Posted 23-Nov-2017 10:40


New Zealand Ministry of Education chooses Unisys for cloud-based education resourcing management system
Posted 22-Nov-2017 22:00


Business analytics software powers profits for NZ wine producers
Posted 22-Nov-2017 21:52


Pyrios strikes up alliance with Microsoft integrator UC Logiq
Posted 22-Nov-2017 21:51


The New Zealand IT services ecosystem - it's all digital down here
Posted 22-Nov-2017 21:49


Volvo to supply tens of thousands of autonomous drive compatible cars to Uber
Posted 22-Nov-2017 21:46


From small to medium and beyond: Navigating the ERP battlefield
Posted 21-Nov-2017 21:12


Business owners: ERP software selection starts (and finishes) with you
Posted 21-Nov-2017 21:11


Why I'm not an early adopter
Posted 21-Nov-2017 10:39


Netatmo launches smart home products in New Zealand
Posted 20-Nov-2017 20:06


Huawei Mate 10: Punchy, long battery life, artificial intelligence
Posted 20-Nov-2017 16:30


Propel launch Disney Star Wars Laser Battle Drones
Posted 19-Nov-2017 21:26



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.