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Thread: Do SATA headers on the Z68M/USB3 motherboard power external devices via eSATA ports?




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    Default Do SATA headers on the Z68M/USB3 motherboard power external devices via eSATA ports?

    I have a Z68M/USB3 motherboard inside my NZXT Vulcan case, and my case has an eSATA port, with an eSATA cable that is connected to one of my SATA 3.0 headers on my board. After plugging my Mediasonic HF2-SU2S2 4-bay hard drive enclosure into my eSATA port, my machine failed to recognize anything plugged into that port. I plugged a flash memory module into the eSATA port (OCZ and TEAM X092 recently made eSATA flash drives, and TEAM X092's can use either eSATA to USB), and still no response from my machine. I checked all my SATA headers with my internal hard drives, and they all work perfectly.

    Do SATA headers transfer power to eSATA devices the same way as USB headers? And do they draw power from eSATA devices? My 4-bay enclosure has its own power supply; so, I assumed the hard drives inside my enclosure would instantly be recognized by my machine. But it doesn't seem that any information or data went through the eSATA cable that is connected to my SATA 3.0 port.

    The solution that keeps popping up at sites like Newegg.com seems to be that, in order to use an eSATA device via eSATA port, you have to draw power from a USB port, especially if the device also has a USB connection. But doesn't that defeat the purpose of utilizing the eSATA port? What is to prevent data from going through the USB port when you want that data to go through the eSATA port? Is there a solution to transfer data via eSATA port that doesn't involve using a USB port or header for power?

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    Default Re: Do SATA headers on the Z68M/USB3 motherboard power external devices via eSATA ports?

    Every eSata setup that I've seen requires a separate power source or power cable for the drives.
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