External SATA II Feasibility?
Posted on 2006-05-30
I have a client that needs to backup a lot of data each evening. We're using USB 2.0 to a large external hard drive. It's working well enough except that they have so much to backup that it's not finishing before work the next day.
My question is:
Has anyone had any luck with a SATA 2 external hard drive? I've seen a few controllers that have external SATA 2 ports. I've seen a few SATA 1 external enclosures, but none that specify SATA 2. What are the chances that a SATA 1 enclosure will work with a SATA 2 drive in it, and attached to an external SATA 2 port?
Also: Can the drive be disconnected while the computer is functioning? This may be the more important question.
If you have a suggested device or better solution, I'm all ears.
Thanks in advance,