External box: eSATA and USB2.0 at the same time?

tomatthe

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No, as wisecracker mentioned. I believe it's related to only one machine being able to access the drives controller at once. There are usb switches for this, which basically accomplish manually moving a usb cable by pushing a button instead.
 

etawiro

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OK, thank You both. And what about possibility of hardware demage if I forget to remove one of connected cable?
 
That likely will not be an issue.

I suspect you may find a slight work-around if you tweak at it.

If you use AHCI drive set-up, you might try to disable the drive in Windows, power-down the external enclosure and switch to the other build.

 

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