Sata and USB

  LBensley 17:33 03 Jan 2014
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Why don't they use sata cables and connections rather than USB for portable hard drives? As it is faster! Like having Sata connector on the case of a computer?

  bumpkin 18:34 03 Jan 2014

Sounds like a good suggestion but the external drive would still require power from somewhere.

  Woolwell 18:52 03 Jan 2014

You can get external drives with eSATA connection. Snag is that not many PC's and very few laptops have eSATA.

  Bris 19:52 03 Jan 2014

As Woolwell says there is eSATA. This seems to be in decline as its been overtaken by USB 3 which is 10 times faster than USB 2 and at around 5Gbs isnt far short of the SATA 3 speed of 6Gbs so I guess there is no longer a need for an external SATA connection.

  LBensley 20:48 03 Jan 2014

hmmm true!

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