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Which Sata Drives for laptop


highside

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Please forgive if its a stupid question but not familiar with Sata. I have large images on external powered hard drives (USB connected). My HP laptop has a Sata input and I woild like to use that instead to possibly speed up access.

From a quick web check I think I need a drive unit and an enclosure. Also I believe the enclosure should be a single disk and not one which involves Port Multiplier whatever that is.

Have I got this right and could anyone tell me the proper description of enclosure to ask for or give a model name?

Thanks for looking.

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Nontek

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What make and model is your laptop?

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Nontek

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Many different HP models, so if we know which one, it might help.

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rdave13

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If you have an e-sata connection then you can use these type of enclosures (caddies), Amazon examples.

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highside

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Sorry its an HP Pavilion 2250ed 2.1Ghz 8GB RAM eSata. Win7 64 bit

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rdave13

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Be aware that if you have an e-sata port with a USB logo as well, then the e-sata will be USB powered.

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highside

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The port looks like it could also take a USB connector is that what you mean and if so does that make the excercise pointless ie I would still have USB speed only?

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northumbria61

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That port can used with a eSATA compatible external HDD for ultra fast transfer speeds from your computer to your external HDD and vice versa.

It can also be used as a USB port as well.

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northumbria61

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Should have added - you will have 2 ports on the back of the external drive enclosure - one marked USB and the other E-Sata.

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rdave13

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As long as your caddy has a power source then it will run at e-sata speeds (using e-sata) in the connection. You can also run usb powered drives in it as well.

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highside

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Many thanks for all that info.

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