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#1 timothy2181

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Posted 21 July 2011 - 12:37 AM

I saw this at TigerDirect. What it looks like is a cable that plugs into a generic usb 2.0 port and lets you connect an eSATA device. My question is does this work? It seems like it wouldn't to me.

If the two connections are interchangeable, do they just exist for proprietary sake, so you buy more stuff?

Lets say my motherboard has 4 SATA ports, and 12 USB ports. Could I connect 12 of these adapters, and have a grand total of(12+4) 16 SATA drives?

I think I am missing something.

Let me know. Thanks.

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Posted 21 July 2011 - 01:57 AM

It would work but the data transfer rate would be limited to that of USB which isn't as fast as eSATA. In your scenario you would have 4 SATA speed drives and 12 USB speed drives.

Edited by strolln, 21 July 2011 - 02:00 AM.

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#3 timothy2181

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Posted 22 July 2011 - 12:24 AM

It would work but the data transfer rate would be limited to that of USB which isn't as fast as eSATA. In your scenario you would have 4 SATA speed drives and 12 USB speed drives.

Very helpful, thank you. :)




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