Dell M4800 Docking Station ESATAp: 3.5" HDD too?

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  1. blysk

    blysk Notebook Enthusiast

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    I have a Dell M4800 with Docking station. Apparently the one with USB 3. It also has a esatap port.

    Should the esatap port with a esatap cable be able to power 3.5 " HDDs? Because when I plug in a 3.5" HDD, it does not power up. A 2.5" HDD instead does power up.
     
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    Aaron44126 Notebook Virtuoso

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    No. 2.5" drives only need 5V power. 3.5" drives need 5V and 12V. eSATAp only outputs 5V (using the USB pins, since that is what USB outputs).
     
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    Thanks :(
     
  4. Grant B Gibson

    Grant B Gibson Notebook Deity

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    You probably will be able to find a 3.5 to USB 3/eSATA adapter with external power/ extra USB port for power
     
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