10-25-2014 02:28 AM
yes W510 eSata is said to be powered.
10-26-2014 02:56 AM
I've used a similar cable with a SSD but not as a boot device, as well as a slimline DVD±RW disc drive from another machine (T410s?) and it seemed to work fine. Keep in mind if the drive requires more than normal bus power you will likely need some kind of external power source to use inline with it.
10-26-2014 03:18 AM
I had read since, that the eSata port can not be booted from. But I am not sure about it yet.
My interest is to have the boot drive located externally, so the drive's heat will stay outside of the laptop... and the cooler temperatures *might allow the cooling fan to run a bit slower and *quieter.
If the eSata is not bootable, then a similar cord can be attached to either the primary drive bay or the ultradrive bay
The Primary and Ultradrive bays both supposedly supply SATA III 6GB speeds, while the eSata is Sata II 3GB.
10-31-2014 08:50 AM