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Is there a way in windows 10 to use both an ESATA port, and USB 3.0 port together for faster data transfers?

Q: Is there a way in windows 10 to use both an ESATA port, and USB 3.0 port together for faster data transfers?

I'm doing terabytes of data transferring for months on end, and I was wondering if new hardware allows you to use multiple connections between hardware to transfer data to portable backup disks quicker.

Think Azure with a 5GB fiber line to RAID mirroring bay with only a USB3.0 and an ESATA port (dual banding) on the bay.

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I have three Dell Lattitudes with powered eSata ports. I purchased a sata/power cable to SATA interface hoping to use a SSD or 2.5" hard drive.
However although there is power going to the drive, it is not recognised on boot nor in Windows 10 x64.
There are no drivers missing in Device Manager. The SSD/HDD are all recognised and working using USB to SATA adapters.

Can any one help please? 
Is there a missing Driver?
There is nothing in the BIOS I can see that I can turn on ... everything is enabled.


A:(Redirected) Dell Lattitude E6230 - powered eSATA port and Drive not recognised in Windows 10 x64

As you have laptops, best to post this in the Laptop Forum here:http://en.community.dell.com/support-forums/laptop/default.aspx

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I have an external hard drive with just an USB port. I want to use it for my HD PVR on television as additional memory. but it take an eSATA cable. Can I use an USB - eSATA converter for this purpose?

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I bought a Lenovo Ideacentre Y900, and I'm trying to add 2 SSDs. The motherboard has 6 SATA ports, I've attached a photo, the two on the left are the normal SATA ports I'm used to. What are the other 4 ports? Are they eSATA? If so how do I connect them to the new SSD I just bought? On Amazon I found a SATA to eSATA Cable:
Amazon.com: SATA to eSATA Cable: Computers & Accessories
Would this do the job?

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Can anyone explain me the difference of eSATA Port and USB/eSATA Combo Port.

As far as I know, If we want use eSATA we also have to plug the USB 2.0 Cable. So in eSATA/USB Combo Port we do not have to connect USB 2.0 Cable?

Thank you

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I'm adding a 3rd HDD to my computer and the only open port on the mobo is an esata port. Can I connect the HDD to this port? If yes, are there special configuration issues? Any help is appreciated!

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I just bought a 1TB external hard drive that has an eSATA port. My laptop has an express card slot. would it be beneficial to buy a eSATA card for my laptop in order to gain transfer speed or is the difference between USB 2.0 and eSATA not significant enough to buy the card?

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how do I know if I have a esata port on my XPS 8920  

DELL XPS 8920 i7-7700 upto 4.2GHz 24GB 1TB+256GB PCIe SSD AMD RX480 8GB VR-Ready

A:XPS 8920 esata port

You could check the service manual on the dell.com/support page for your system. There are pictures in the manual that label all the ports.

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Anyone know if an eSATA port has limitations on the size external hard drive it can recognize? My Qosmio X505 has an eSATA port that will not recognize my G-SAFE 3TB RAID 1 backup device as a 3TB hard drive. It shows up as 1TB, unless I use a USB 2.0 port, by which the Qosmio will then recognize the G-SAFE as 3TB. My laptop has an Intel Core i7 CPU, 64 Bit Windows 7 Home Premium OS, 8.00GB RAM, Q [email protected] 1.73 Ghz.

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I have a 980 Optiplex SFF and I'd like to add an external 3.5" hdd for backup purposes.  I'm looking at several cables to make the connection and some are eSATA and some are eSATAp, meaning power for the hdd comes through the same cable.  But I'm not certain the port on the computer supplies power to the cable via the eSATA port or if I need another power source for the external hdd.
I can purchase a cable that has the eSATA and a USB connection that should supply power through a USB port.  Or I can purchase a cable that supplies power through the computers eSATA port.  Just not certain which will work.
So I guess my question is:  does the eSATA port on Dell computers also supply power or only for data transfer?
Any advice?

A:optiplex 980 sff using eSATA port

D HookSo I guess my question is:  does the eSATA port on Dell computers also supply power or only for data transfer?
All the external enclosures I have used, eSATA or USB, have their own power sources. I have never tried powering the device with just the data cable.
AFAIK eSATAp can power a device, but these older Dells presumably do not support it.

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I am a beginner really and got this message after eliminating (hopefully) a prgram called Antivirus Action from my computer. I can't get on the internet because I keep getting this message. Any help would be greatly appreciated!

A:Firewall Settings HTTP (port 80) HTTPS port 443 FTP port 21 error message

Open Internet Explorer. Click Tools > Internet Options > Connections > Lan settings > Proxy server > Advanced. Delete the proxy server settings under HTTP, HTTPS (secure) and FTP (and Socks, if any). Then, under Proxy server, uncheck all boxed.

If running Firefox too, disable proxy server.

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Please help i cannot connect to internet explorer!

I am getting the error message

Check the Firewall settings for HTTP port 80, HTTPs port 443 and FTP port 21.

My provider is tiscali and i have done the trouble shooting with them to no avail, Also tried to disable the Norton firewall functions and still didnt connect. My broadband connection is showing excellent between the router and pc with both wireless or with the lead.

I have Spybot and Ad-aware on my computer and norton internet security 2006.

Do i have to clear the Firewall settings for these ports or can anyone help me .... please!

Thanks a million


A:Firewall Settings HTTP (port 80) HTTPS port 443 FTP port 21 error message

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I have suddenly gotten this on my main computer. (Windows XP)
A previous techguy thread (expired) said to check my dns numbers with "jpconfig /all"
However, my computer will not allow me to run that program in safe mode.
Is it a bug issue... or will that program only run in full mode?

A:Firewall Settings HTTP (port 80) HTTPS port 443 FTP port 21 error message

Dear mulebit,
It actually is " ipconfig /all " i.e replace" j"with "i".Please go to command prompt under Start--> Programs-->accessories. No need for "safe mode" to carry out this task. Can you kindly provide details of your computer specifications? Are you using a third party firewall and if so which brand? What security software are you running?

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Hello all. I was talking on skype and lost internet connectivity while talking. I received the error above (Firewall Settings HTTP (port 80) HTTPS port 443 FTP port 21 error message). I am running a laptop with windows XP and IE 7 and my antivirus is AVG and I also have Ad-Aware.

I'm not much of a computer person but I did some research online and tried a few things: I turned off the option on skype's advanced settings for it to listen on Port 80 and then rebooted. I also ran a command, 'netstat -aon' and did not find a listing of 1270.0.1:80/443 or which seems to imply that nothing should be affecting port 80 or 443.

I also downloaded firefox and it cannot access the internet either. The only way I'm able to access the internet at the hotel I'm located at was to call the hotel's tech support and they had me go into the LAN settings of internet options and manually select port 8080.

Any more suggestions would be greatly appreciated!



A:Firewall Settings HTTP (port 80) HTTPS port 443 FTP port 21 error message

Some info on common ports used, http://www.chaminade.org/MIS/Articles/Fire...ortSecurity.htmI don't know much about connectivity problems...but it seems to me that...if you never had this problem before and your system connects properly outside of this hotel...the hotel/location may be the problem.Worth a read, IMO: http://en.kioskea.net/forum/affich-37752-c...on-the-internetLouis

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does my acer aspire 5942g has a esata port multiplier compatible or not. as there is nowhere written on the manualthanks?

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I have an older Dell 8100 XPS box with windows 7 pro 64 bit installed on a WD hard drive, 1 Tb. I purchased a SSD Samsung 850Pro 1 TB and am attempting to clone my wd primary drive to the SSD. I tried once by using a USB port connection but windows won't boot from the new drive.

Because of the tight space in my box, I've had to remove my video card in order to get to the only available empty sata port on my MB in order to attach the new sata cable. That done, I attached the other end and power to the new SSD drive. I've replaced the video card and booted into the PE disk that I created using Macrium Reflect Pro. I can see this second drive as a second drive. It is identified as an unformatted drive, MBR Disk 2 953.87 GB.

My WD hard drive is 931.51GB, shown as MBR Disk 1 with a #1 partition of 100 mb (24.8 mb in use) and a #2 primary partition formatted NTFS with 551.87 GB in use.

Before attempting a clone or an image, I have two questions. While I do work in my box, I'm technically challenged and don't want to get into a pickle that I can't resolve alone. I have the new drive installed in the box. When I booted back into windows BEFORE attempting my clone, windows evidently recognized a new bit of hardware because it installed new device drivers. But when I go to see if the new drive is showing up, only my WD primary hard drive is recognized, along with the optical drives.

Might the reason be because it is not formatted?

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A:esata cable port on MB - does it matter which one is used?

I can't answer the question about Puppy, but I can tell you that it makes no difference which SATA port the SSD is plugged into. If it's the only drive in the machine it should be detected as the boot drive, as long as it has a valid, bootable partition. Ideally, some say for best performance, your boot drive should be connected to the first SATA port, either labelled 0 or 1 depending on the motherboard manufacturer.

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I have a loose eSATA port connection on an HP Pavilion dv7-2043cl. It is a combination eSATA/USB port that can be used either as an eSATA or USB port. When connected, I can wiggle the eSATA cable connection end - there's too much play there. The eSATA connection will intermittently lose and regain contact. I am connecting to a Seagate BlackArmor WS 110 external HDD. When I use the port for a USB connection, it is fine.

I read an old post in this forum about a loose USB port connection, where the solution was to open the laptop and re-solder the port. What I am wondering is, if the same can be done for my problem.

The fact that the USB connection is ok casts some doubt for me. I am not familiar with the physical build/structure of this port and wonder if this combination port is that much more complicated than a USB port and requires more than a simple solder.

I am not adept at nor technically experienced in tinkering with computer hardware and parts, but this appears to be a simple and inexpensive fix ... I hope. The laptop is still under warranty, but short of shipping it to HP, which would probably mean at least a month w/o it, I was hoping that there'd be an easy solution.
Any help on this will be greatly appreciated.

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I have an Asus P5e3 mobo and would like to set this up to use my external eSATA hard drive. When I plug the drive into the port on the back of the mobo nothing shows up in Windows 7 64bit RC. I have a dual boot with Windows XP 32bit on a separate internal hard drive. (all my internal drives are SATA) When I boot into XP with the eSATA external drive plugged in I don't even get past the splash screen. Plugging it in while XP is running causes the whole system to freeze up.

This may possibly have something to do with enabling or configuring the AHCI in the BIOS but I am a bit fuzzy on the details.

Would appreciate any help.

The external hard drive works fine when I use the USB or Firewire cables.

A:ESATA external port not recognized

Turn off AHCI if it is enabled... You don't need it

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Hi folks,
Firstly, I am wondering why there is no G series board here?  Is this the american site for Levovo perhaps? I started off on http://consumersupport.lenovo.com/ie/en/DriversDownloads/drivers.html (Ireland, where I live).
I have a Lenovo G570, some of the marketing blurb mentions a combo eSata/USB port. It does have three USB ports in a row on its left hand side and one of these ports is decidedly different from the rest. See image
link to image
Can anyone tell me, is this a combo eSata/USB port. I cannot get any eSata cable to plug in there, they physically will not fit. I have tried external and internal eSata cables, so I am very confused. The manual is unclear while some of the marketing blurb mentions the port.
What port is it?
If not a combo eSata/USB, Why is it different to the other 2 USB ports?
Why cant I get a eSata cable to plug into it?
Many thanks
image(s) >50k converted to link(s) 

A:Does my G570 have an eSata/USB combo port

Looks just like my eSata/USB port on my Y560. Never use mine so can't help which cord to use.

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Does any Dell notebook provide ESATA port multipliers support?  What does the BIOS RAID ON setting do if you can't add additional drives to build a RAID?

A:Notebook ESATA Port Multipliers support

PJMoon,Contact Dell Sales for a list of Dell Computers that support eSATA Port .mulitplierswww.dell.com(1-800-289-3355 )

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I bought a cable with ESATA on one end and SATA on the other end. What am I supposed to do with it? I connected a standard SATA drive to one end and the other end to the ESATA port on the back of the computer, and used an external power supply for the drive. The BIOS does not see the drive. Suspecting the drive needed to be powered from the same power supply as the computer, I plugged the drive into a normal power connector in the computer, but used the new cable to connect it to the external ESATA port. Still the BIOS sees nothing. The drive works perfectly as a SATA drive in the normal SATA connection.

A:Can I connect a SATA drive to an ESATA port?

I'm not really sure what you have done. What type external power supply did you use? Is it a new drive or a used one? When your computer is on, can you feel the drive spin up? Connect the drive and start the computer. Right click on computer in the start menu, select manage. Maximize the screen and in the left column select disk management. Look for your drive there. If it is a new drive it will have to be initialized, a partition created and formatted and a drive letter assigned. If there is data on it, right click the drive and select 'change drive letter or path' in the next screen select new, from the drop down list, choose any drive letter you want that has not already been used. If it wants to format the drive don't do it if there is data on the drive you want to save. Formatting will remove any data on the drive. Let us know more particulars and we may be able to help. You can also go to device manager,
and expand disk drives and see if it is listed there. If you need more help please post a screenshot of the entire disk management page. You can use the snipping tool or paint, then upload the file using the paperclip icon in the response box.

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hi all,

i just noticed that my main hard disk (the one with OS) is connected to e-sata port of my mobo dh67bl.

just wondering is it fine to have the main hard disk connected to e-sata port? will the performance of my system fall if the main hard disk is connected to e-sata or shud i connect it with other port (6gb/s).

kindly drop in ur suggestions,


A:main hard disk in esata port

Hello Ray,

Being connected to a eSATA port is basically the same as being connected directly to the motherboard's SATA port, and will perform the same.

Most HDDs are not even able to reach the bandwidth speeds of SATA2, so you will most likely not see any performane gain by connecting it to a 6gb/s SATA3 port.

However, since this is a OS HDD, it would be better to have the HDD installed internally instead of externally to prevent it from being accidentally disconnected or powered down while in use. That is unless you have a need for it to be external.

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I installed Windows 7 and the transfer of data between my
WD MyBook II (My Book Studio Edition II 2 TB Hard Drives ( WDH2Q20000 ))

is really slow.
Transferring around 30 MB/s

Is there a driver or something to correct this?

I've been trying to figure this out for awhile

HP dv7-2078ca PC Specifications

Product Name dv7-2078ca
Product Number NM098UA#ABC
Microprocessor 2.00 GHz Intel Core2 Quad Processor Q9000
Microprocessor Cache 6MB L2 Cache
Memory 8192MB
Memory Max 8192MB
Video Graphics ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4650
Video Memory Up to 2815MB (1024MB dedicated)
Hard Drive 1TB (5400RPM)
Multimedia Drive LightScribe Blu-Ray ROM with SuperMulti DVD?R/RW Double Layer
Display 17.3? Diagonal HD+ High-Definition HP LED BrightView Widescreen Display (1600 x 900)
Fax/Modem High speed 56k modem
Network Card Integrated 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet LAN
Wireless Connectivity ? 802.11a/b/g/n WLAN (13)
Sound ? Altec Lansing with SRS Premium Sound and Sub-Woofer
Keyboard 101-key compatible with full size keyboard with integrated numeric keypad
Pointing Device Touch Pad with On/Off button and dedicated vertical scroll Up/Down pad
PC Card Slots 1 ExpressCard/54 Slot (also supports ExpressCard/34)
External Ports ? 5-in-1 integrated Digital Media Reader for Secure Digital cards, MultiMedia cards, Memory Stick, Memory Stick Pro, or xD Picture cards
? 4 Universal Serial Bus (USB) 2.0, 4th port shared with eSATA
? 2 Headphone out
? 1 microphone-in
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A:Here are my computer specs. Why is my eSATA port slow

Can you check if write cache is enabled in policies tab of the drive?

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I have an Dell Optiplex 9020 SFF and I need to add an esata port to it so that my Addonics 4 HD Tower can connect.
I have an esata multiplier card in another standard size box which I could use, but I am not sure it will fit into the smaller 9020.
Any suggestions please?


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Does the E6410 ESATA support port multiplier? I want to connect 4 external hard drives at the same time to the ESATA port, then turn on the BIOS RAID On so these can be configured as a NAS.  

A:Dell E6410 notebook ESATA Port Multiplier

PJMoon,Unfortunately, it does not support port multipliers.

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I received a popup alert this morning that I've never seen or heard of before. It said that I should plug my iphone into a faster USB port on my laptop. Huh? It then said I had 8 USB ports, seven unused. Huh? I've got three. Any idea on what this could mean or how to recreate the alert?


A:Use a Faster USB Port

Can you duplicate this popup appearance...and post the exact wording, please?


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I saw this problem listed, but My issue is a bit different and the previous solution didn't work for me.

Please forgive me if any of my posts offend, as I am new to this site. I don't intend to be rude, but my ignorace may anger some. Also forgive the length of the post, I wish to be thorough as to avoid getting possible solutions that I have already tried or are not relavent.

I recently had some repairs done on my computer which involved reformatting my hard drive and when I got it back started having trouble accessing some internet sites. Unlike the previous person's post with this issue i can still access the internet and 95% of sites, but a select (and seemingly random) few give the IE cannot access website error. When I run the networking Diagnostics for Windows XP get the following error:

Check the Firewall settings for the HTTP Port (80), HTTPS port (443), and FTP port (21)

The only firewalls I know of on my computer are Windows and my router (both of which I have disabled) i have also tried Firefox and it craps out at the same exact sites.

In addition to selected sites, some third party programs are having trouble accessing the internet. This includes Nortons Installer (I haven't been able to install my antivirus yet because of this error) and I haven't been abble to register Microsoft office after I installed because it cannot access the internet for ID Key Verification.

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A:Firewall settings for the HTTP Port (80), HTTPS port (443), and FTP port (21)

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Well, this has me baffled. My Bell Internet Security Services Activation (I just installed it on a computer not used for some 4 or 5 months) popped up a window saying "Waiting for Internet connection"...and waiting and waiting. But my Netgear wireless connection to the router in the house indicates "very good" signal strength, which I thought meant I was connected. Obviously not!

I tried opening IE. "Internet Explorer cannot display the web page" (much as I expected)

Clicked the button which was showing on the IE cannot connect page "Diagnose connection problems" and followed the instructions. The final diagnostic is "Windows cannot connect to the internet using HTTP, HTTPS or FTP. This is probably caused by firewall settings on this computer. Check the firewall settings for the ports HTTP...etc." Where on this earth are they?!

I checked the Windows Firewall settings and found it "off (not recommended)" so I switched it on.

I re-ran the diagnostic on the IE page and nothing has changed.

My question is:

How do I check the settings for HTTP port (80) and HTTPS port (443) and FTP port (21)? Also what do I set them to?

Many thanks, in advance, for a solution to my problem!

A:Solved: Help! Settings for HTTP port (80), HTTPS port (443), FTP port (21)

So you just installed an Internet Security Suite which has a Firewall built-in and then you enabled XP' built-in firewall? I am baffled as to why you would do that. The new software you installed has to be blocking it somehow. I would search their website for known issues.

Or just uninstall it and use something different.

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Hi, ich got an special eSATA adapter cable to connect and check/read older SATA HDDs from my archive on my Laptop 8570w. Unfortunatly non does start up, no sound / spin etc. Now i question id the eSATA port maybe disabled after WIN10 upgrade at my Laptop. How can i check if that Port is working? Since non of 4 HDDs does run, i assume that the Port is not even registered at WIN10 OS at the moment. Any Ideas?

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Hello everyone, just joined up and have a question. I recently added an external Samsung 830 ssd to my laptop and I'm having some issues and concerns. The cable that came with the 'kit' looks and is described as a USB to SATA cable. I have an Esata cable for an internal ssd drive to be used as an external drive; which does NOT work with this drive. The USB to SATA cable provided does. Why? I have the drive attached to the Esata port with the USB cable but am I losing speed connected this way? Would I be better off getting a different cable? I also have the USB3 module connected into modular bay with an empty port that I could use, but having read alot on the speed of the interfaces in question, Esata seems to be the fastest, I'm just not sure it's configured or utilized this way and I'm thinking it's the cable for starters (the drive also appears as a USB device). Thanks in advance, Technoid...

A:Dell E6420; Esata port with Samsung 830 SSD (128GB) connection help.

I ran into the same issue as you when I first started messing with eSATA. I assumed since the ports looked the same, that any cable would work. So, I tried getting an external drive working with a regular internal SATA cable. No dice. The drive was never recognized.

I bought a new Vantec USB/eSATA drive enclosure that came with an eSATA cable, and it worked fine. I'm not entirely sure what is different about the cables, but it seems to be from my tests that there is such a thing as a specific eSATA cable.

As for the performance, I would save if you want speed, go eSATA. If you want portability, and will be adding and removing the drive often, go with USB3.

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OS: XP Pro_SP3

I've got two eSATA drives. They're almost new.

If the drives are turned on when you power up the
pc box you'll see the card BIOS bootup before the
mobo boots from its own BIOS chip.

With these cards you have various RAID options.
I wanted each drive to function independently so
I selected the "concatenation" option in the card
BIOS. This effectively seperates the two external

(If you want to know, use Google to get the various
definitions of "concatenation.")

XP is having serious problems with these drives. They
are listed normally under the card BIOS and the mobo BIOS.
I've plugged them into them into three other PCs that
can handle eSATA drives. Both drives are working fine.

With each reboot, you never know if one or both drives
will be recognized by XP. When XP decides to "see"
these drives they are shown as healthy in My Computer
and Disk Management.

A couple of seconds after attempting any basic command
like copying the drives vanish from XP. A system tray
error message appears about hardware failure. Believe
me, I wish the damn hardware was failing, but its not.

I updated the card drivers and flashed the card and mobo
BIOS. Silicon Image provides a management utility for
the card. I've seen dozens of these kind of apps. All
they do is show you what Windows is already managing.
I installed it anyway, hoping it might perform a miracle
and resolve these problems. The management app is
li... Read more

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Hello. I have a eSATA/USB-Combo-Port on a T520. I think there are cables to connect a 2,5" Harddisk direct to the Port with only one cable for eSATA and Power. I am looking for an external case for a 2,5" Harddisk that have a USB-Port (to connect to other Computers) AND a Port for my eSATA/USB-Combo-Port. Does anyone know where to buy a suitable Case? I Want to connect the Disk to my T520 using the eSATA speed (with one cable) with the option to connect it to other computers who only have USB 2.0. Thank you very much.  Jens

A:eSATA/USB-Combo-Port on T520 connect to external Harddrive case

Hi Quattro,
Welcome to Lenovo Community!
As per your query we understood that you are looking for External 2.5? HDD drive on ThinkPad T520.
Below are links for your query.
StarTech.com 2.5in Black eSATA USB External Hard Drive, Startech 2.5 inch eSATA USB External Hard Drive Enclosure
Hope this helps.
Best regards,
Hemanth Kumar

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Hi All,

Every time I turn my printer on, I get the following message:
USB device can run faster if you connect to a 2.0 USB port.

As I have a lot of USB devices, I purchased a USB hub and have the printer going through it. Everything prints fine, should I swap my devices so the printer runs faster? Will it make a difference?

Running XP Home with the following USB devices: scanner, 2 USB printers, memory stick, and keyboard. Keyboard has two USB ports, but same message occurs.


A:MSG: USB device can run faster if you connect to a 2.0 USB port.

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Need some advice a quick as possible.

Windows XP Pro
ofc had a built in serial port go bad, it was hooked to a charicter generator (don't no how to spell charicter) for a tv channel.
Installed a Controller Card with two serail ports PCI Multi I/O Controller Card, it didn't show up in the device manager was having problems getting the driver to work. says to load driver first then put in the pci card. Anyway it wouldn't work. The port that was built in (that went bad was on com 1) When the new card didn't work I used a usb with a serial adaptor and it went in fine and showed up in the divice manager and it said it was working and it started out on com 3, I no each time you plug the adaptor into a different usb port it goes to a different com port. That isn't a problem cause it would stay in the same port. Anyway device manager said it was working we changed the charicter generator to com 3 but it wouldn't work. We no the cables are good. I then got a PCI Card with one serial port instead of two and installed it and it show right up in the device manager and said it was working and I for get what comport it was on but changed it to com 1. that port didn't work either. Finally brought in another windows xp computer and hooked everhthing to it and it works. The xp computer I brought in had no serial port so used the same usb to serial adaptor that we had used and it work the first time. Show up in the device manager just like on the first comp... Read more

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I have trouble as described in the topic,
I have two most old laptop models, Dell Precision M6300 & Dell Latitude D630.
When laptops is docked to replicator potr dock stations D/APR (PR01X) or D/DOCK (PD01X) - bigger one model with DVD port,

headphone jack port not working under Windows 10 Pro x64 installed on both laptops.

On M6300 previously was installed Windows 7 Ultimate and on D630 was Windows 8.1.
On Dell  M6300 on Win 7 Ult. headphone jack port worked properly.
On Dell D630 on Win 8.1 I'm not sure due I do not used this on it (more years ago when it was on Win XP headphone jack port worked properly)
So when Ms start delivering updates do Win 10, I did it on doth laptops, everything on both models working fine, but only this headphone jack port in D/APR (PR01X) or D/DOCK (PD01X) wouldn't like to work when I'm dockind Dell M6300 (D630 I docked only
for test if on this one jack port will work or not) but not working too like on M6300.
So loks like drivers whih was made oryginally for Win Vista x64 ale which was workable for Windows 7 64b wouldn't like to work on Windows 10.
Maybe You have some tips what to do with this to press them to work?


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I have Dell 6430s and I have 2 port USB on Laptop. USB port behind work ok (detect, power and connect), but on the right side looks is corrupt by Dell/Windows software- detect plug, give power to connected device, but i cant use this device - mouse, pendrive or anything else.
Windows 7 64 bits Home premium
DELL 6430s
USB SOFT: intel extensible host controller

I install/unistall all drivers from DELL Site, and any changes all devides connected by side USB as unknown devices.

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Hi there
I've noticed that when I connect a USB2 external drive to a USB3 port it actually performs better than when even on a "Hi-Speed" USB2 port. -- transfer rate from USB2 to HDD is around 10 - 15 Mb/s faster than when on a USB2 port.

I have two USB3 slots on my computer -- I have a Targus USB3 powered hub connected to one of the ports and connect the USB2 disk to the USB3 hub.

If you have any legacy USB2 disks it's probably worth connecting to the USB3 port --seems in my case to work much better.

Not sure if you mix USB2 and USB3 disks on the same hub though -- might try that later.


A:USB2 device performs faster if connected to USB3 port !!

also noted that my native USB2 ports copy faster than Windows 7 used to.
Used to get 22MB/s, now getting 27MB/s.
Same hardware. That can only be good

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Hi there
I've noticed that when I connect a USB2 external drive to a USB3 port it actually performs better than when even on a "Hi-Speed" USB2 port. -- transfer rate from USB2 to HDD is around 10 - 15 Mb/s faster than when on a USB2 port.

I have two USB3 slots on my computer -- I have a Targus USB3 powered hub connected to one of the ports and connect the USB2 disk to the USB3 hub.

If you have any legacy USB2 disks it's probably worth connecting to the USB3 port --seems in my case to work much better.

Not sure if you mix USB2 and USB3 disks on the same hub though -- might try that later.


A:USB2 device performs faster if connected to USB3 port !!

also noted that my native USB2 ports copy faster than Windows 7 used to.
Used to get 22MB/s, now getting 27MB/s.
Same hardware. That can only be good

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I have an amateur radio program installed on my desktop Dell PC runnning Windows 7. The program is correctly installed but when I try to communicate using the Internet I hear no sound from my speakers. I am connected to the other station but still no sound.
I get a message saying "cannot open serial port COM1. I would like to know how to convert a USB port to a Serial port. Please advise.
Thank you

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Hi, all. Newbie here to the forums. ;) I hope I'm posting this to an appropriate forum, but if I'm not, my apologies. (Also, my apologies in advance for the wall of text, but I like to provide as much information as possible.)

Anyway, I was wondering if anyone can give me some advice regarding a fairly complex problem that led to the recent replacement of my PC and whether it's possible or advisable for me to try to grab files off the two hard drives from the old machine, which eventually went BSOD due to a SYSTEM_LICENSE_VIOLATION error (sorry, I forgot to get the precise Stop Code). Though that probably happened due to my own folly (more on that in a bit), I can't rule out the possibility of malware leading up to this, at this point. Please note that both the "dead" Windows 2000 machine and the "new" XP one were donated by friends, so I pretty much "got what I paid for" and had little choice in what was installed on them. Also, please note that the Windows 2000 machine "died" at the beginning of the year, and I got the replacement XP machine a month later; I've only just now gotten around to posting about this. ;)

The "dead" PC was running Windows 2000 on a Celeron 466 mHz processor with 128 MB of RAM. The OS is on a 10 GB HD, and there is also a nearly full 40 GB HD to store larger files; both are ATA drives using IDE controllers. I also used an external Western Digital MyBook 500 GB USB HD (... Read more

A:What's the safest way to port data from a "dead" Windows 2000 machine to a "new" XP one?

Hi again.Erm, I know we're not supposed to bump our topics, and this is hardly a high priority one, but it has been nearly two weeks since I opened this one, and I would appreciate some advice as to what I should do in order to safely port my date from my now defunct Windows 2000 machine to my "new" XP one.I might as well take the opportunity to give additional information that I forgot last time around. The data that I want to retrieve from the "dead" machine mainly consists of documents, text files, chat logs, works in progress, images (such as pictures I scanned in, etc.), and emails that were stored on the machine within the past two years. (Most of the data I need that is from prior to 2008 had already been copied over to the external USB drive, which I do have limited access to.) I am not looking to back up any executable files from it, so that should allay any concerns that I might possibly want to retrieve files that could have been infected.Furthermore, when I said that I had tried anti-malware products that I hadn't used before, I meant that I was actually using those that I knew to be reputable. On the "dead" machine, I had been using F-Prot's on-demand virus scanner (the system was just too slow to run the real-time protection) until the end of last December, when I decided to give AVG Free a try. AVG found the Weatherbug and a few stray trojans in old files I never executed, and (IIRC) "Win32/Small" in the ... Read more

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Here is my situation,
I own a Lattitude E7450, and needed to connected two displays to it. I went ahead and bought the Dell E-Port Plus Advanced Port Replicator with USB 3.0, since it has 2 DVI ports on the back. It shows it is compatible with my laptop.
I set up my dock, connected my laptop, as well as both external monitors. Only one monitor shows a duplicated desktop. When I go into the display settings, I cannot see any existence of another external display being connected.
All of my drivers are up to date, restarted laptop many times. Pretty bummed out.
Anyone have any solution/knowledge to this?

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Hello! I am trying to forward a port so i can connect to my computer because i want to stream a radio station from computer to my phone.

I'm trying to forward port 88 on my Linksys WRT54G Version 6

I tried that but Boardwave audio streaming server still says it's not open!

Here are some pictures:

I'm using Windows XP Professional 32-Bit
Eset AntiVirus
and using Windows firewall
What am i doing wrong?
Thank you for your help!

Windows firewall screenie:


A:Solved: Port forwarding issues, Cannot forward port Please help! Linksys WRT54G

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Has anyone had any issues with the Precision 7510 only outputting through one DisplayPort output on the E-Port Plus Advanced Port Replicator?Our organization recently started to introduce Precision 7510 units to our employees, and we're finding that they will only output to one single monitor connected via DisplayPort through the E-Port Plus Advanced Port Replicators - even though there are two monitors connected into the two DisplayPort outputs on the E-Port Plus APR. If the monitors are connected via DVI, the Precision 7510 is able to output to both of them through the E-Port Plus APR. We have tried Precision M4800, Latitude E7450, and Latitude E7470 units in these E-Port Plus APR's with two monitors connected into the two DisplayPort outputs - and they all work correctly.The Precision 7510 units have the NVIDIA Quadro M1000M video cards, and the E-Port Plus APR's are connected to either a pair of P2417 monitors or a pair of U2414 monitors.

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1. I would like to change my COM 1 TO COM 3.
Can this be done in the CMOS? or is there a simplier yet effective way that it can be done?

I need your help as soon as possible.

[Edited by Jsimon on 08-16-2001 at 12:13 PM]

A:How Do I change Com.port 1 to Com.port 3? My modem is silent. Dual booting problem

What do you mean by changing COM1 to COM3? Do you want to move a device? Reassign IRQs? Physically pick one up off the motherboard and move it?

Your modem sound is usually configured in two places. One is in the Control Panel, and the other is in the Dial-up Networking settings. Adjust the volume there.

Are you running Windows 2000 and Windows 98 on separate paritions (drive letters)? If so, you'll need to use special software to convert the FAT32 file system to NTFS. I believe Parition Magic will allow this without data loss. However, I would never make such a large system change without first backing up data. There is always the chance that everything could get wiped out.

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I recently started using the E-Port Plus Advanced Port Replicator with my Latitude E7450, but the headphones are not working. Sound comes from the laptop itself, even when the headphones are plugged into the dock or laptop. The headphones work with other devices, and the laptop works with the headphones when it is not docked.

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Internet Service Personal Router Static IP MAC address of LAN Port or WAN Port

Hello friends,

I have purchased static IP from Local ISP Provider . Problem is that the tech support of local ISP provider is asking em

Which Port would you like to bind your Static IP

Also they ask me whats the MAC Address of Router
Pls see attached screenshot
As you can see Internet port - 74:44:01:94:E0:79
Whereas LAN Port has mac address - 74:44:01:94:E0:78

Which is routers mac address?

I have no idea.

I know we have two ports in router (mine is Netgear 300N Model)
1. WAN (Internet) Port
2. LAN Port
Could anyone really help in explaining me
1. Which one is routers mac address
2. Static ip should be binded to LAN or WAN Port

Pls guide Thank You

P.S. I intend to use DVR for CCTV for remote viewing later

A:Internet Service – Personal Router – Static IP – MAC address of LAN Port or WAN Port

I Don't know what your talking about directly but I'm willing to try. Can you explain a little better what the isp person is asking you? From the screenshot I know the bottom section is your local connection and the top part is your WAN connection. If that helps any.

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