Recommended eSATA Enclosures?
Are there recommended eSATA enclosures for an 8TB drive? With eSATA being slower than current USB options, the newer devices don't seem to support it. I have seen references to older devices in a few threads but those devices do not report compatibility with an 8TB drive. There are also conflicting reports on whether that matters, as the eSATA connection should in theory just pass through to the SATA port on the drive, but these enclosures have USB connectors as well and so must have additional internal parts that may not support larger devices.
Here are devices I have looked at:
Rosewill RX304 Old model, not reported to support over 6TB
Rosewill RX358 Old Model, says max is 4TB
ORICO Tool-Free USB & eSATA to SATA... No fan, or cover, on this one, but reports 8TB support - I'd rather not go with an open bay, though
Is there an enclosure that would allow (possibly by modification) a direct sata cable connection with an eSATA to SATA cable, skipping the eSATA port on the enclosure? The description of Rosewill 304 seems like it may have some flexibility with wiring.