eSATA problems

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  1. djg05

    djg05 Registered Member

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    I am building a new computer but I have noticed that eSATA ports are no longer provisioned. I have several eSATA drives which I do not intended to replace. What is the best way to connect these? I see that SATA express ports are on the board. Can they be used somehow?

    Thanks
     
  2. trott3r

    trott3r Registered Member

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    I got a pci express card since it did multi port which my on board esata didn't
     
  3. mirimir

    mirimir Registered Member

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    Yes, many SATA cards now come with a mix of SATA and eSATA ports.
     
  4. djg05

    djg05 Registered Member

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    Thanks for the replies.

    Wondered about using a card, also thought convert to USB 3.
     
  5. trott3r

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    USB3 seems to be slower on my external hard drive enclosure than e-sata
     
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