No.....the e-sata port will not power the HD.
You'll need an external power source.
Hi, could anyone tell me if the eSATA/USB port on the Dell Studio 1555 laptop (mine is from 2009) will power an external hard drive connected to the eSATA port (so it's using the eSATA bit instead of the USB bit). I've heard that eSATA by itself wont but the combo port will.
Also, does anyone know what speed the firewire port is because I've searched the manual that came with my laptop and Dell's website and found no information other than that there is one (not exactly helpful).
Thanks in advance