I have an older docking station (toaster-style) that has a USB 2.0 and eSATA interface, bought in 2009, so the specs says it works with SATA I/II drives (http://www.sybausa.com/productInfo.php?iid=583
I recently "inherited" a 128GB M4 SSD that one of my sons doesn't need, so I figured that I'd try using it with that docking station, but when I try that, it's not recognized by my PC. When I try booting into BING with the drive in the docking station, BING puts up a message ("Synchronization in Progress") and sits there for awhile before getting to the main BING page.
I originally was thinking that the problem was that the SSD was SATA III (vs. SATA I or SATA II), but I also tried an older OCZ Vertex SSD, which is, I think SATA II, and that had the same problem.
I guess that I always thought that, to the SATA interface, an SSD would look like a hard drive, but apparently that's not the case. Is there something about an SSD that would cause it not to work with a SATA enclosure or docking station?