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Is there a difference between SATA and eSATA cables?

post #1 of 10
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They look pretty identical to me... Was wondering if I could hook up my internal HDD with an eSATA cable
post #2 of 10
It won't physically fit for a start:



And they look pretty different to me.
Edited by TekWarfare - 1/28/10 at 1:54pm
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post #3 of 10
NO, chances are the HDD has the L shape for the sata cable.
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In case you're still confused - no, won't work.
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post #5 of 10
I'm a little confused as to why you would want to hook up your drives using a more expensive, less flexible cable for no benefit?
post #6 of 10
Well, if it's all you had on-hand.. ?

I had to go buy a couple of SATA cables a long time ago. Now, I have a drawer full of them!
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post #7 of 10
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It's all I have on hand, it says eSATA on the cable, but the connector looks nothing like the one you showed up there... Looks identical to my SATA cables already in my case.
post #8 of 10
there are eSATA to SATA cables. eSATA are mainly used for external SATA drives (ie for backup, etc)
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post #9 of 10
Don't be scared just cut the L-bend off the connector. Best mod of 2010 i would say.

I am playing about that. Do that at your own risk.

Have fun and good luck.
post #10 of 10
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Meh, I just ordered me a SATA cable. I'll give this eSATA thing to my cat to play with
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