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Paper Tape
Posts: 3
Registered: ‎03-15-2012
Location: SoCal USA
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Re: Does my G570 have an eSata/USB combo port

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I've had this laptop for over 2 months now and that **bleep** port has perplexed me ever since I took the computer out of the box. The frustrating thing is no answer from Lenovo support would love to have the eSata option for backup!

 

Moderator note; subject edited to match op

What's DOS?
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎11-01-2011
Location: Wellington, New Zealand
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Re: Does my G570 have an eSata/USB combo port

Mate I don't know which cable and connection you are using but as everyone else has found, a standard esata connection won't physically fit into the esata/usb port on the G570.

 

If you have been successful in finding a connector and cable (that's not a usb connector) could you post a picture of it and supply some details of the brand, model and where to purchase it?

 

Cheers

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SCSI Port
Posts: 248
Registered: ‎10-11-2011
Location: france
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Re: Does my G570 have an eSata/USB combo port

at least it is backward compatible with usb ... I just pluged my trackball in it ...

 

 

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Lenovo G470 | Model Name : 20078 | M fg Date: 11/03/23 | BIOS: 40CN23WW(V2.09) 06/20/2011 | CPU: i5-2410M | Linux version 3.3.4lenovog470+ (root@lap) (gcc version 4.6.3 (Debian 4.6.3-4) ) #8 SMP Tue May 1 10:23:48 CEST 2012
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Lenovo S10-3t | Model Name : 0651 | Mfg Date: 2010/06/08
Blue Screen Again
Posts: 34
Registered: ‎11-13-2011
Location: Spain
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Re: Does my G570 have an eSata/USB combo port

bump

still no answer

Paper Tape
Posts: 12
Registered: ‎09-26-2012
Location: Israel
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Re: Does my G570 have an eSata/USB combo port

this is indeed a combo port, i also have a g570

this is the port:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ESATAp

you can use both esatap cable and esata cable with this port, if you use esata cable or if your external hard drive does not support esatap then you will have to power it with a separate usb cable or with a dc power.

note that laptop can power out only 5v and not 12v like a desktop computer, so you may still have to use external power depends on your drive.

 

SCSI Port
Posts: 248
Registered: ‎10-11-2011
Location: france
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Re: Does my G570 have an eSata/USB combo port

will this kind of adapter be supported ?

 

http://dx.com/p/sata-15-7-pin-female-to-ide-4-pin-male-sata-7-pin-female-adapter-cable-green-50cm-le...

 

 

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http://rzr.online.fr/q/lenovo# g470 s103t
Lenovo G470 | Model Name : 20078 | M fg Date: 11/03/23 | BIOS: 40CN23WW(V2.09) 06/20/2011 | CPU: i5-2410M | Linux version 3.3.4lenovog470+ (root@lap) (gcc version 4.6.3 (Debian 4.6.3-4) ) #8 SMP Tue May 1 10:23:48 CEST 2012
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Lenovo S10-3t | Model Name : 0651 | Mfg Date: 2010/06/08
Punch Card
Posts: 102
Registered: ‎08-30-2012
Location: florida, usa
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Re: Does my G570 have an eSata/USB combo port

http://club.dx.com/reviews/text/39621

read the 1 review, and look at the pictures.

Paper Tape
Posts: 12
Registered: ‎09-26-2012
Location: Israel
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Re: Does my G570 have an eSata/USB combo port

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no, this cable is for sata connection and not esata connection.

Paper Tape
Posts: 12
Registered: ‎09-26-2012
Location: Israel
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Re: Does my G570 have an eSata/USB combo port

well, i just received my esatap cable today, and i can declare it doesn't fit the port.

This leads me to believe this is a regular usb port and the reason it looks different is because stupid lenovo wanted to save some bucks by using a shared platform between this model and other models that do support esatap. bad user experience!

SCSI Port
Posts: 248
Registered: ‎10-11-2011
Location: france
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Re: Does my G570 have an eSata/USB combo port

what is the reference of your cable ? or picture ?

 

 

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http://rzr.online.fr/q/lenovo# g470 s103t
Lenovo G470 | Model Name : 20078 | M fg Date: 11/03/23 | BIOS: 40CN23WW(V2.09) 06/20/2011 | CPU: i5-2410M | Linux version 3.3.4lenovog470+ (root@lap) (gcc version 4.6.3 (Debian 4.6.3-4) ) #8 SMP Tue May 1 10:23:48 CEST 2012
OS:GNU/Linux/Debian


Lenovo S10-3t | Model Name : 0651 | Mfg Date: 2010/06/08