Is it possible to run eSATA on an 18 month old motherboard that supports SATA

Hi

I am running an AMD computer system which supports SATA and I would like to know if it supports eSATA.

If I purchase a SATA to eSATA bracket, am I able to use an eSATA external hard drive?  Will it be compatible?

If I am able to use it, is it plug and play or would I have to turn off the computer before connecting or disconnecting hard drive.

Thank you

Chiarne
ChiarneAsked:
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nobusCommented:
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btassureCommented:
What type of motherboard do you have?
It will depend on the controller on the mobo but unless it is a pretty high end one I would guess not. If you know what type it is I can find out for you...
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SysExpertCommented:
eSATA is just a different cable, so Any SATA  controller supports eSATA automatically.

I hope this helps !
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PUNKYCommented:
No problem at all.
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ChiarneAuthor Commented:
Hi

Thank you for your help nobus

Chiarne
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