I have these 3 things:
(1) An internal 3.5 SATA HDD.
(2) An independent power supply that provides a Molex style connector (i.e. 5V and 12V power) and an adapter to convert it into SATA (except that it cannot provide the 3.3V found in a SATA power connector).
(3) My PC already provides an eSATA port.
My question now is instead of purchasing an external HDD enclosure, is it possible to use my existing internal SATA 3.5 HDD, powered by my independent power supply, on my PC's eSATA port directly?
I have the impression that the external HDD enclosure is nothing more than a power supply plus protection. Is there any extra circuit required to convert from SATA->eSATA apart from a cable?