More - SATA to ESATA
Thanks for your interesting update. Were you able to return the Sabrent enclosure?
The Sabrent enclosure must be a dog. Probably why the 6 foot SATA to eSATA cable didn't work. Bet the NexStar3 enclosure would have worked with the 6 foot cable, albeit with possible retries due to data errors caused by the long cable.
Glad to hear that your eSATA drive is flying now :-),
EDIT: Hmmm, the emoticon doesn't work. Displays the text version instead of a graphics version. I did insert it using the emoticon option provided with the compose text box.