Increasing data transfer speed... connecting through eSATA?


#1

This may sound a bit crazy, but what if I were to open up my WD passport drive, remove the SATA to USB controller and replace it with an eSATA port that connects directly to the drive? Any idea how difficult something like that would be?

Thanks

~Trey


#2

hi,

wouln’t it be easier, to get a new case with eSATA already?

http://geizhals.at/deutschland/?cat=gehhd25&xf=695_eSATA&sort=p

=)


#3

treyk wrote:

This may sound a bit crazy, but what if I were to open up my WD passport drive, remove the SATA to USB controller and replace it with an eSATA port that connects directly to the drive? Any idea how difficult something like that would be?

 

Thanks

~Trey

I doubt you could get it to work.  The bridge firmware would not recognize the device connection. 


#4

I’m not familiar with what’s inside WD’s external enclosures, but be aware that some products incorporate the USB port into the HD’s PCB, rather than having separate USB-SATA bridge boards.