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by larrylwill / February 27, 2013 2:28 AM PST

I have a dell xp15 that has a combo esata/usb port. Does anyone know if this is the same as a esata/p meaning it will pass both data and voltage to a sata hard drive. If so does it pass 5v as well as 12v or just 5v?

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In short. Most of the questions are the same as link.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 27, 2013 2:42 AM PST
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by larrylwill / February 28, 2013 2:35 AM PST

This says nothing about the esata port on the dell as being the same as an esatp port. I already know about sata drives some needing 5v and some 5 and 12v. I also know that a USB only supply's 5V, that's why I asked. However esatap provides both 5V and 12V. If you don't know why answer?
So If I read between your lines Folks do want to hear know, yes?

I assume you think the Dell is NOT a esata/p port but only a esata and usb. says:
In computing, eSATAp (also known as Power over eSATA, Power eSATA, eSATA/USB Combo, eSATA USB Hybrid Port (EUHP)) is a combination connection for external storage devices. An eSATA or USB device can be plugged into an eSATAp port. The socket has keyed cutouts for both types of device to ensure that a connector can only be plugged in the right way.

eSATAp combines the functionality of an eSATA and a USB port, and a source of power in a single connector. eSATAp can supply power at 5 V and 12 V.

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Can versus does.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 28, 2013 10:16 AM PST
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So far not one laptop has implemented +12 on the esata and looking at your research I think you are hoping.

Stop hoping and call dell now. I was being gentle and I can only guess you didn't understand the answer.
Bob (the answer is no on this model at the office.)

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by larrylwill / March 1, 2013 4:33 AM PST
In reply to: Can versus does.

The first sentence says it all. That was what I was asking.
I do not see any reason to call Dell. I read all their support and did not see the answer there.
I assume that port will run some of the 2.5" drives without external PS needed and the 3.5 with an external 12V supply. SO I bought 1=esata to sata cable and 1=esata to sata data/power

thank you

and your right I did not understand the first answer. "But folk don't want to hear no."

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