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E-Sata DIY enclosure, general information

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hi all,

I am interested in buying a DIY external enclosure (got a sata hard drive ready),
I am looking for a case that has esata + usb2.
Would like to hear your comments about such device - what I should look after when reviewing different enclosures, what is important etc..

I am also curious about these related issues :
1. my motherboard doesn't support esata. I understand that some of those enclosures include that, is that correct?
2. as i understand it, i can use this external drive to boot from, to get sata speeds, and there is no difference at all if the drive is external or internal, is it true?
3. I am very interested in having the whole package hot swappable. what are the requirements? (regarding the hard drive, the case itself, the computer, the operating system) it is all very confusing to me.


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