Would it be a problem to update the firmware of a Vertex 3 Max IOPS in Windows via a laptop's eSATA 2 ExpressCard? The card on the laptop is a JMicron JMB362. I will be using an external SATA/IDE power supply for the drive, I plan to connect it to a regular eSATA backplate and use a decent quality Akasa eSATA2 lead. I have used this method to connect quite a few SATA peripherals to the laptop's eSATA card in the past without any problems, (optical drives as well as hard disks - but never an SSD).
What about using a SATA to USB2 or a SATA to USB3 adaptor? (I have both).