I finally got the correct eSATA cable to connect my external "dual" HDD enclosure. I'm using a WD 250 SATA drive in this enclosure. I got a rude awakening when I used the power switch on the back of the drive to shut it off as I have a habit of doing with external USB 2.0 drives.... Explorer crashed. <IMG SRC=http://www.smileypad.com/artists/fool/emoticons/158.gif> It would appear that this is not the right thing to do. What I would like to know is if there is a way to manually start and stop this external eSATA drive. The reason is I don't like to leave my backup drive running all the time due to infrequent power outages here.