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External Harddrive eSATA Z68 Chipset or Marvel Controller ?

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For backup I have an external one drive enclosure with an eSATA connection , it also came with a rear expansion bracket to provide an additional eSATA rear port. The mobo (Intel DZ68BC) eSATA is controlled by a Marvel controller and is not hot swap capable. I have unused internal Z68 chipset SATA ports and could utilize one to connect the eSATA bracket and provide eSATA support from the Z68 chipset as opposed to the Marvel. The bios has an option to make any of the Z68 SATA ports hot swap capable. At that point I would disable the Marvel controllers since neither the eSATA or internal ports are needed. I have read many opinions to disable the Marvel if not needed and utilize the native Z68 ports if possible. Wondering if anyone has experience doing this or thoughts about the tradeoffs?
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For backup I have an external one drive enclosure with an eSATA connection , it also came with a rear expansion bracket to provide an additional eSATA rear port. The mobo (Intel DZ68BC) eSATA is controlled by a Marvel controller and is not hot swap capable. I have unused internal Z68 chipset SATA ports and could utilize one to connect the eSATA bracket and provide eSATA support from the Z68 chipset as opposed to the Marvel. The bios has an option to make any of the Z68 SATA ports hot swap capable. At that point I would disable the Marvel controllers since neither the eSATA or internal ports are needed. I have read many opinions to disable the Marvel if not needed and utilize the native Z68 ports if possible. Wondering if anyone has experience doing this or thoughts about the tradeoffs?

You should do exactly this what you have written.
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Intel 3930K 4.5GHz HT GIGABYTE GA-X79-UP4 AMD R9-290X GEil Evo Potenza DDR3 2400MHz CL10 (4x4GB) 
Hard DriveCoolingCoolingCooling
Samsung 840 Pro 120GB EK Supremacy (CPU) NF F12's P/P (360 Rad)  NF A14's (420 Rad)  
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
XSPC Chrome Compression Fittings EK RES X3 150 Primochill PremoFlex Advanced LRT Clear 1/2 ID EK-FC (R9 290X) 
CoolingCoolingCoolingOS
EK D5 Vario Top-X  Phobya G-Changer V2 360mm Phobya G-Changer V2 420mm Win 10 x64 Pro 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
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