04-11-2011 03:04 PM - edited 04-11-2011 03:04 PM
I have a bunch of drives, most of them regular 2.5" SATA but also there's 1.8" uSATA and though I said bare drives, I do have a delock eSATAp dock. So it's a bit frustrating that the eSATA port on the Dock Plus 3 is not powered. I thought it'd be easy to get an eSATA + USB cable converting to eSATAp female but it turns out finding such a cable is awfully hard. http://www.microsatacables.com/catalog/i222.html here it is. Also, http://www.microsatacables.com/catalog/i21.html is helpful too -- converts eSATA and USB into regular 22 pin SATA connector. It's also not something one finds on every corner.
There is one question left. Why on earth the first cable is not Y? eBay to the rescue http://cgi.ebay.com/New-USB-Female-2-USB-Male-Power-Y-Cable-Extension-/390175349100
06-14-2011 10:47 PM - edited 06-14-2011 10:53 PM
in a literal sense, it's still y's when it splits in two,
but it's about the connection at the end of the cable
some have external power from another source some external from same source
06-17-2011 11:05 PM
So I ordered From your source and got this message back:
We received an order yesterday prior to yours that completely wiped out our inventory on eBay, AMAZON and our web site.
We will be refunding your order immediately.
The unit should be in stock once again in the next 2 weeks as we have them in production currently.
Micro SATA Cables"
So much traffic from another buyer- I'm wondering if you stirred up a viable solution for the eSATAP dilemma that all the mini dock plus 3's suffer from.
Thanks for the link, tho- I'm hoping to finally get my 1.5 TB Segate GoFlex to remain hooked up when I take and leave my T420.