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I know that SSD/ HDD has two connections on the back...One is the SATA connection, and the other is the power connection....

My problem is that all my connections labeled SATA are being used...but I have an abundance of other power connections that are NOT labeled SATA...can I still use them? is it the same power as the SATA labeled connections.????
 

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ok lets say I want to connect an internal drive to my external eSATA port...all I need is the eSATA cable?

eSATA to SATA cable...but what powers it
 

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anyone? would I need a power line attached to the internal HDD if Im plugging in a eSATA to my exterior port?
 

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anyone? would I need a power line attached to the internal HDD if Im plugging in a eSATA to my exterior port?
yes, unless it is a 2.5" drive.
 

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can you explain this a little? so 2.5 SSD and HDD dont require a power source?
Most 2.5" drives can run off a USB alone, that is why they have portable USB drives with only 1 USB connector. It has the power and data connector in 1 cable.

While larger 3.5" drives use more power and require a separate power source.
 

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can you explain this a little? so 2.5 SSD and HDD dont require a power source?
USB 2.0 provides [email protected]

Many external HDD/SSDs can run off this power. SSDs tend to use +5v only while HDDs generally need both +12v and +5v but adapters do come with step-up transformers.
 

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