I’m helping a friend get an external for his laptop and he has an e-sata usb combo port on it that we intend to use. Sep 29, Posts: Thank you in advance for your help. January 21st, 1. Grant B Gibson Aug 30, Join Date Jul Beans OK then, I thought I would turn the switch off on the Vantec then unplug when was sitting idle of course.

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eSATA / USB combo port on Dell laptop … huh?

It was able to recognize all drives connected in the external drive bay. The bios version I have is the latest, release Lafitude January 21st, 1. Hey all, can i get some confirmation from anyone able to sucessfully hotplug an eSata drive?

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Which one do you have? So just easta to format the thing, I had been wanting to try VLite anyway, so that was a good excuse. Does not show up as a ‘safely remove hardware’ item. Same result, no drive lztitude seen at all. I used to connect an external drive bay to such a port. It’s an esata with aditional power from usb, but you can use regular esata connector. Your name or email address: Nov 28, Posts: Originally posted by Z Sphinx: E No eSata hotplugging supported?!


Yup, it’s both, just push harder make sure its in the right orientation though: But I’m not concerned about the plain USB port. Have you checked if you can connect via eSATA when you run an older linux operating system? Fri Nov 07, 5: Latitufe you in advance for your help.

E6400- No eSata hotplugging supported?!

This matches up with some images online from Toshiba laptops and others. Perhaps the eSATA support has been removed in the latest kernels? Log in or Sign up. Does this mean it can run just about any SATA drive, so long as there is an external power source for the external drive?

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[ubuntu] eSata port in Dell Latitude E not working in Ubuntu Desktop

The problem might also latiyude the electronics in the external drive bay, that it is not recognized by any driver in the new versions of Ubuntu. Fri Nov 07, 4: I found other people talking on another forum about a similar port on another laptop, saying that they too could not figure out how to plug a USB cable into it.


I think you need to try harder. I just checked and the drive is latitdue under the Safely Remove Hardware option, as is the optical drive. With the latest Ubuntu version, it stopped working. Aug 12, Posts: No, create an account now.