First Look - Power Over eSATA cable pictured

SATA-IO improves eSATA by removing power cable.

Cameron Wilmot
Published Wed, May 13 2009 5:41 AM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Jun 16 2020 4:29 PM CDT
We've just been sent a rather interesting picture from a Taiwanese motherboard maker.

After MSI announced its first motherboards with Power Over eSATA recently, we just had to get a look at one of the compatible cables to get a full grasp of the technology. And as it turns out, it seems like MSI isn't the only one to take on the new eSATA concept released by SATA-IO earlier this year.

The shot below is of a Power Over eSATA cable that bridges from a single eSATA port to a connector that includes the normal SATA power and data connectors. You'll end up seeing cables like this at the start and later "normal" single eSATA cables that transmit both data and power.

First Look - Power Over eSATA cable pictured

We suspect during Computex Taipei to be held early next month that we will see many motherboard makers showing off new boards with Power Over eSATA and we may even seen SATA products without power connectors, but they'll like stay on for backwards compatibility.

Cameron founded TweakTown in 1999 after it originally started off as his personal homepage. Cameron was once, many years ago, the only person at TweakTown producing content, but nowadays, he spends his time ensuring TweakTown operates at its best in his senior management role.

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