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Can I connect an internal HDD SATA2 through the eSATA?

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January 22, 2010 2:34:02 PM

I have an Asus P5V-VM DH mobo that has only 1 internal SATA2 connection... and one external eSATA connector. On the manual ( it says that it supports a RAID 0 (by the above mentioned 2 SATAs). Can I use two identical HDDs for such a "one-SATA-cable-inside-abd-one-via-eSATA" RAID configuration?

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January 26, 2010 3:42:59 AM

Sure. You'd have to buy something that lets you use a eSATA plug though, probably a enclosure or something of that nature.

They don't need to be exactly the same. Just the same size/speed is preferable. (it would just go to lowest.)
January 26, 2010 7:07:07 AM

10-4. muchas gracias.

...and I guess a hybrid SATA2-eSATA cable would simplify the "trick".