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Originally Posted by Cheetos316 View Post
Is the eSATA connector different than regular SATA connectors?
Yes. They're different connectors.

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Originally Posted by Sideburns View Post
Correct. eSATA is either a)outside the case, or b) close to the back of the mobo with a hole in the back to connect a sata cable from outside, or c) on an expansion card.
No, they're different. You're right about the location of them.

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Originally Posted by Cheetos316 View Post
So what's the point of the different shaped connectors??? Also, how does the eSATA drives get their power? Do you have to snake a SATA power connector out from the case?
They're different so that you cant plug in a SATA/SATA2 drive by accident and vise versa. eSATA gets it's power from a 120v wall outlet. It has a conversion box like a printer etc.

The eSATA port is data only.
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