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News OCZ Introduces its eSATA flash drive

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by CardJoe, 5 Dec 2008.

  1. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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  2. kenco_uk

    kenco_uk I unsuccessfully then tried again

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    Damn good prices, those. I approve.
     
  3. phuzz

    phuzz This is a title

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    How is it powered? I thought eSATA didn't provide any power to the device.
    Either way ZOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOM!
     
  4. mclean007

    mclean007 Officious Bystander

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    Only problem is most PCs only have eSATA ports on the back (if at all) - hardly convenient for hot plugging this thing! Maybe ideal for Vista ReadyBoost though?
     
  5. Denis_iii

    Denis_iii New Member

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    maybe perfect for running OS off of is what i'm thinking, have several USB's with different OS's.......
     
  6. p3n

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    Cast your mind back ... 3 years when USB ports were found only on the back of a PC!
     
  7. duc

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    One end has eSATA, the other a mini-USB. A spare USB port is still required to provide the power.
     
  8. salesman

    salesman New Member

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    Really? Well that's dumb. I was hoping for just plugging up the eSATA port.
     
  9. TomH

    TomH And like that... he was gone.

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    So go re-write the standard?

    It's got a limitation, sure, but this is definitely cool. Having a little SFF machine booting from this would be wicked. Hopefully they'll ship a small A->BMini cable for just looping around to a close USB port (power pins only.) It'd only have to be about 100mm long.
     
  10. Nikumba

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    Or just go into a internal header would be best

    Kimbie
     
  11. TomH

    TomH And like that... he was gone.

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    Well, that depends. If you're using an eSATA port (typically found on the back of your machine) you wouldn't want it plugging into a USB header for power...

    But if it's connected to an internal SATA port (must be possible?) then yes, a header would be a better idea. Although I'm sure, given the design of the device, you won't be getting a B-Mini -> USB header cable with it. ;)
     
  12. Bluephoenix

    Bluephoenix Spoon? What spoon?

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    would be relatively easy to make one though, I can see this being a really good device to use as an internal quick-boot drive.
     
  13. HourBeforeDawn

    HourBeforeDawn a.k.a KazeModz

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    well there is a new eSata standard thats in the works that will incorporate both power and data in one plug, I hope they push that out faster as thats the only way eSata will truly take off. Either way I cant wait. ^__^
     
  14. sulk

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    According to the OCZ site, it says
    Whether or not that means, it only needs the esata connection, or it still considers plugging in the usb and esata plug and play.

    What about that drive that was released before? the Kangaroo one or something, I dont remember that one using a separate plug for power.
     
  15. wharrad

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    The speed's good, but surely it's just a stop-gap until USB 3.0 is released - the consumer products can't be too far off now?
     
  16. The_Beast

    The_Beast I like wood ಠ_ಠ

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    Very cool and you can buy one without selling spare body parts
     
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