4 Replies Latest reply: May 18, 2008 8:08 AM by timmytapeworm
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Is it possible to connect external eSATA drives to a MacBook Pro? If so what do you need. I want to take advantage of the speed gains.

Thanks

Power Mac Quad G5, Macbook Pro C2D 17in 3gig, iMac G4 17inch, iBook G3 turqoise, Mac OS X (10.5.1), I want so many new apple products!
Solved by Rod Hagen on Feb 6, 2008 4:22 AM Solved
You'll find one option at http://www.sonnettech.com/product/temposataexpress34.html , Reelsick and another at http://firmtek.com/seritek/seritek-2sm2-e/

Bear in mind, though, that eSata will only be a little faster than FW800 (which current MBP's have built in), so you may want to consider whether the price of the additional card is worth it when compared to a FW800 drive if you have a FW800 capable MBP. Barefeats have some useful reports on speed comparisons of the different interfaces -see, for example, http://www.barefeats.com/rosa06.html

Cheers

Rod