Aspire One hack: Adding an eSATA port

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Some netbook hackers are happy when they’ve figured out how to replace a hard drive with a solid state disk, or add a touchscreen to their mini-laptops. And then there’s tnkgrl Mobile. For her latest feat of mobile, she added an eSATA port to her Acer Aspire, just above the netbook’s second SD card slot (the one that’s used to extend the main memory on Linux versions of the Aspire One).

Of course, this hack requires carving some holes in your computer case, which I’m pretty sure will void any warranty ever created. If you’re cool with that, and have the appropriate components, you’ll be able to plug in an external eSATA hard drive.

You can read more about the Acer Aspire One in the Liliputing Product Database.

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