Originally Posted by strollin
eSATA is an external SATA port, not a hard drive. It simply makes a SATA port, such as you have on your motherboard, available externally so a SATA device (such as an HDD) can be attached. There is no such thing as an eSATA cable, the same cable that plugs into the motherboard SATA port will plug into an eSATA port.
Erm, no.. There is a different between eSATA and SATA cables.
SATA has the L-shaped connector. eSATA does not have this, and looks more like a USB end with hooks to keep it connected.
They will not work interchangeably, as J-Pr0 stated already.