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Can you plug anything into the esata port designed for the cd/dvd rom player .  I want to use the esata port of it to connect a sata controller card.  Because my computer is small form factor and has no plugins for devices.  Can you plug other devices into this esata port?   I saw a sata emulator but I don't know if this would work to control the dvd port so it can transfer data through the sata controller card.  The computer has no way to connect a sata card.  It has a pci express chip  but its hard to get to and doesn't even have the plug soldered to it.


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Hi :welcome:

 

What devices you want to connect to the esata port?

 

If you want to connect a sata device you only need a cable, check this video if the eSata port doesn't provide enough power to the device then an external power source must be used.


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I want to plug a sata controller card into the esata port that supports the dvd player to use the sata controller.  But I don't know if that plug is compatible for all devices.  Its the only esata port on the pc.


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I want to plug a sata controller card into the esata port that supports the dvd player to use the sata controller.  But I don't know if that plug is compatible for all devices.  Its the only esata port on the pc.

 

Which sata controller?


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Any sata controller should work.


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Any sata controller should work.

 

Not sure what you want to do!

 

The computer already have a Sata controller inside that you can connect devices to it using the eSata port.


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I want to connect a sata controller card to transfer data but I don't have a legitimate esata port.  The port I have inside is only the esata port that went to the dvd drive.  I don't know if it would bring up other devices.  The pc has a serial port and a pci express mini card.  Can I hook up the sata controller card to ether of these.  I wanted to use the esata  that was plugged into the dvd drive on the motherboard to plug in devices.  I don't think it will work though.  So my only option is to plug the sata controller card in either a serial port or a pciexpress mini card.  Is that possible?


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Please post the Brand and Model of the machine.


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I have a hp Compaq dc7900 business ultra slim. It has no socket plugin so I need to know actually what plug that would be to solder on the pcie mini card and where to power it.  I think that can be used to control devices.  I'm going to use the pcie mini card to put in a sata control card. What plug goes to a pcie mini card?  Because theres not one on it just a naked spot for the plug.


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Hi,

 

I found the technical specs here most likely the connection for the pcie mini is proprietary from HP.


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