Originally Posted by pepar
Don't beg; it's beneath you.
You may be right, I may be wrong, or vice versa. Who knows. But at some point I'll bet that external
SATA enclosures will have external
SATA connectors. With regards to a "cruz cable", that is just incredibly misleading, at least it is now for people just tuning in; Cruz Systems
cables including some that are for power.
Yes, CRUZ is a vendor who sales lots of cable. Further, the cables that they sell for this application are made by COMAX. But, in the context of this thread -from the VERY FIRST POST (which everyone should really read) it has been clear what the "CRUZ" cable meant.
What I am trying to point out, is that till recently all SATA drives had the original SATA (SATA-I, if you will) connector, while the SA8300 needed the eSATA connector. Now as Veggas points out, the newer drives intended for DVR expansion (Maxtor Quickview Expander) do have the eSATA connector on both ends-the scenery is changing.
As you said earlier:
SATA, SATA II, eSATA, oh my.