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Connecting a esata port to a sate external hard drive

I have a sata I HDD/sata II HDD external hard drive. I want to connect it to a esata port. What cables do I need to do this. Right now the hard drive plugs into a usb port. My external hard drive is a ROCK mobile disk with a usb 2.0 connection. It was not a choice under What product is it about?

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  • mydogbuster3 Sep 10, 2009

    Could I buy an usb to esata adapter, then an esata cable? That way I could plug my usb cable (that came with my hard drive),into the adapter and then the esata cable into the other end of the adapter, then plug the esata cable into the DVR??? I'm trying to connect my hard drive to my DVR to record movies to.

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I don't think there is a converter from USB to ESATA, but you could buy a new Hard Drive enclosure that has those options, but I am not sure if you are willing to take out the HD from the existing one.

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