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Old October 31, 2010, 10:29 AM
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Default Can I transfer files using eSATA from PC to eSATA on new laptop?

I just bought a new laptop and was wondering if I could use eSATA to transfer files. My PC has an Evga X58 board with an eSATA port in the back. The new laptop also has an eSATA port. Is it that easy?

Im pretty sure I have a cable laying around somewhere.
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Old October 31, 2010, 11:09 AM
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Probably not i don't think.

Just connect a drive to the eSATA and copy to that drop then move the same driver over to your new comp and do it that way.

I don't think you can network them through the eSATA but I could be wrong, maybe there's a way. I'm pretty sure you can't though.

You could also connect through the LAN port, and if you have gigabit lan on both comps it'll be fairly fast.

Also; Please move your system specs from your sig to your profile. There is a tab for that there, I don't think they are allowed in your signature anymore.
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Old October 31, 2010, 11:30 AM
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agree with Encorp. It's probably like USB, you can't plug USB into USB to transfer. The only way to know is to buy a E-sata cable and test it;)
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Old October 31, 2010, 11:37 AM
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Looks like its not possible, or at the very least, not easily or often done. Here is a thread that explains it:
Can eSATA be used to connect two PCs? - AnandTech Forums
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Old October 31, 2010, 06:14 PM
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I would say no. eSATA port to eSATA port is just hooking 2 drives together....
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