What kind of device would connect to an eSATA port?

Many of the latest desktop and laptop computers include an eSATA port. What device most commonly connects to an eSATA port?

A) Printer

B) External hard drive

C) Mouse

D) Memory stick

The answer: B) External hard drive

The eSATA port is a specially designed external version of the SATA port inside of a computer. The most common use of this device is to connect large external hard drives that can transfer data at very high-speed SATA rates.

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