External HDD from Aldi - what is eSATA connector?

  GEEKSTA 20:51 29 Sep 2008

Im looking at Alidi's external hard drive.

click here

what is a eSATA connector? do i have one on my computers or laptop??

Is this connection any good compared to firewire. I see this doesnt have firewire, is this a bad thing?


  GEEKSTA 20:55 29 Sep 2008

also, would this product be reliable?

like, i dont want it to fail or stop spinning with years of photos and files on it??

Although it does have 3 year warrenty?(standard on all aldi techs)

  MCE2K5 20:55 29 Sep 2008

External SATA click here

  woodchip 21:15 29 Sep 2008

You need to check the Drive out, Its also most likely a USB2. as not all have Sata.

  woodchip 21:17 29 Sep 2008

Just had a look at the link and yes it will work on USB2

  GEEKSTA 21:18 29 Sep 2008

Sorry,, it also has a USB 2.0 connector.

  GEEKSTA 21:26 29 Sep 2008

So your saying that eSATA connection they are talking about with really high transfer speeds, will work on my normal USB connection on my computers??

  MCE2K5 21:30 29 Sep 2008

There are 2 Data Connectors on the Back

1. USB2

2. eSATA

Plus a power connector.

  woodchip 21:42 29 Sep 2008

Yes it also works on USB2

  Stuartli 21:43 29 Sep 2008

SATA and USB are different types of connection - if you have an older motherboard it may not accept SATA components.

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