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Old December 27, 2008, 08:54 PM
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I need to move my external drive a few feet, but it uses an eSATA cable. The cable supplied with the enclosure is only 2 feet or so, but I need 5-6 feet. I saw a 6 ft cable on DirectCanada that should be ok lengthwise. Will the additional length present problems for this drive?? The enclosure is an Antec MX-1 and the drive is a Hitachi Deskstar 750G.
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From what I read, the passive limit is 1 meter, but the eSATA HBA cable length can be up to 2 meters. WikiP
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Thanks for the post - and the links. I have ordered a 2M cable and will provide an update when everything is connected and tested.
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