External 6gb/s HDD Question

I have this internal hdd enclosure: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817155013

I connect it to my Asus G72 via esata that runs up to 6gb/s (or so I read on HDD enclosure box)

Will this HDD work with that enclosure? Will the board in the enclosure be overloaded? Or is the board inside just an adapter?

Right now im using a really old 230gb 7200rpm drive from my old Gateway.

Thanks for the help.
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  1. The enclosure will not be overloaded, it will work fine. However, don't expect to get the full speed out of the 6Gb/s, because you won't.
    It should, however, be faster than good ol' USB. You'll transferring data at a relatively standard SATA II rate (3Gb/s or less)
    That's gigaBITS, not gigaBYTES. Also keep this in mind.
  2. Alright thanks alot, do you think its worth getting the 6Gb/s or should I just go with a regular 7200rpm HDD?
  3. You really won't see any benefits with a traditional platter-based hard drive running 6Gb/s, whether internal or external. The only way you'll really be able to get most performance out of it (at the moment, anyway) is to go with a 6Gb/s SSD, which is expensive, but stupidly fast.
    There are some 6Gb/s traditional Hard Drives out there that do give some performance gains, but don't expect night/day improvements. We're talking a few seconds off of load times or data transfers.
    Personally, I'd save the money until SSDs become more affordable
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