Bus powered eSata products on the way

I think this is a great idea. Who like lugging that extra power adapter around with their laptop? Anyone? This is why I have to use a friggin’ backpack to carry my stuff around.

“On Monday, the Serial ATA Standards Organization (SATA-IO) said it was working on a plan to deliver power over the external SATA (eSATA) bus during the second half of 2008.

Really, there’s not any more to it than that. The key, however, is the possibility of eliminating another annoying power brick, and letting eSATA carry the load, as it were.

What wasn’t said was what that maximum power load will be, which would go a long way toward determining what products will be bus powered (an individual drive, say) and what won’t (a multi-drive NAS in a RAID configuration)”. (link)

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1 Response to “Bus powered eSata products on the way”


  1. 1 Bert May 12, 2008 at 1:46 pm

    I for one do NOT like carrying extra power adapters around! I travel a lot and it really is a pain to drag them everywhere. (Unfortunately, need my laptop everywhere I go…)


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