I need to add a WD 1TB eSATA drive to an ESXi 5.1 R720 host. Can't see any PCIe cards in the compatibility matrix (unless I'm doing it wrong) and have trawled through countless forum posts. Tried with a cheapo StarTech one, no joy. Before anyone shouts at me - I can't use USB 2 or 3 due to customer site policies - quite common in our field and in other large industrial or high-security complexes where USB is banned as a storage platform - too easy to introduce malware or for "unauthorised removal of data". If you know what I mean.
Anyone got any recommendations? We haven't tried eSATA like this before. First time for everything.