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In Pictures: 13 PC technologies that need to disap...
SATA (Serial Advanced Technology Attachment) delivers the highest speed with storage devices inside the computer, so why not use the same standard outside the computer?
The problem with eSATA is that the cable doesn’t carry power to the external device. Internal SATA relies on two cables: one for power and one for data.
Since eSATA never caught on with consumers, and since now we have USB 3.0 and Thunderbolt (both of which are plenty fast and deliver power to attached devices), it's time to play a dirge for eSATA.
In Pictures: 13 PC technologies that need to disappear, stat!