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Topic # 99395 18-Mar-2012 23:09
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Hi guys,

I have an old external hard drive. I have stopped using it because of a socket connection problem.
However it can easily be solved by just changing the enclosure.

This is the specs for my external hard drive, according to

SEAGATE ST9320320AS 320.0GB Hard Drive SATA300 (9EV134-500)
SATA300 - 5400 RPM - Hard Drive - Original SEAGATE part

I am using Dell XPS L401X.
There is a eSATA-USB combo port (eSATAp).
So instead of just a usb 2.0 enclosure, I am thinking can I change to a eSATA enclosure?

The closest computer shop around my area has only this 2.5" enclosure model.

I guess this could work?


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  Reply # 597215 19-Mar-2012 15:37
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Hi all, I just bought the new enclosure. However it is kind of disappointing. Is that true that I need to provide power supply to the external drive if I want to use eSATA. Bare in mind I have a eSATAp. So every time when I want to enjoy the high speed transfer rate, I will need to plug in another cable (mini usb to usb2.0) to power up the drive. Isn't there an enclosure that doesn't require additional power supply? Similar to Seagate Go Flex, there doesn't require you to power up the external drive. How convenience is that.

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  Reply # 597259 19-Mar-2012 16:39
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I think I will just need a (SATA to eSATAp) cable.
The connector has a normal SATA power + data connector.
I am hoping to get an enclosure that work like this without external power supply. Anyone knows where I can get such enclosure?

PB Tech's salesman aren't very well versed with the tech stuff.
They have been telling me there isn't such cable available. Wrong information.

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