Hello all I run alot of virutal machines on my laptop via 3 externally connected USB 2.0 2.5 HDD all using their own port directly into my laptop. I'm looking to consolidate these and was thinking of using a single SSD via the eSATA port on my laptop docking station. The two main queries I'm investigating is: 1) The performance difference of: One SSD > eSATA docking station > eSATA connector on Laptop Docking station > Laptop versus Three USB 2.0 disks attached directly to my laptop. (No hub being used) 2) Will the connection between my laptop and laptop docking station be a bottleneck for eSATA speed. Does anyone have any ideas that could help?