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I bought a hard drive enclosure its externally powered and has a WD Green drive 1TB inside. Now I formatted the drive on my desktop and use it as a back up connected with an esata cable. My question is can I make it plug and play for example can I also connect it up to my laptop through the USB 3.0 cable?
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as long as your laptop and external drive are usb3, your good to go.
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I bought a hard drive enclosure its externally powered and has a WD Green drive 1TB inside. Now I formatted the drive on my desktop and use it as a back up connected with an esata cable. My question is can I make it plug and play for example can I also connect it up to my laptop through the USB 3.0 cable?

Yes, but you cant have it plugged into both systems at the same time, due to NTFS, the first mounted system would take control.
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Would it matter if one system I used it with Esata and the other with USB 3.0 just as long as only one is connected?
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Not at all , plug it and use it with either. Easta is only external sata.
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