Asus p6x58d esata

I just purchased the Asus P6X58D
motherboard. I know of the expansion add on which has 2 USB and one Esata connections on that slot. In reading the manual, I guess you are to plug the esata into an existing sata connection on the motherboard.
Now my question. Anyone know if this is going to slow the esata connection down????
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  1. e-SATAa is for "external SATA" which should be connected to the e-SATA connection on your case so you can connect external drives using an E-SATA cable. It should NOT be used for internal HD's.
  2. JackNaylorPE, I don't think you answered his question. I've heard that the eSATA is just a physically different connector from the SATA connector so that it's more robust when externally exposed. I haven't tried it myself but I would think it would work. haddock46, did you try it? How did it go?
  3. An esata drive on the p6x58d connects to the same sata ports as an internal sata drive. Internal and external are the same from the mobos point of view. I ran some benchmarks and saw no difference.
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