Buying Mercury Elite Pro, but what is eSata...

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by mac000, Jan 19, 2007.

  1. mac000 macrumors 6502a

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  2. iW00t macrumors 68040

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    External SATA. You need a eSata port on your MBP to use it. Most likely it will come in the form of a cardbus addon card.
     
  3. mac000 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I'm unclear of your reply. I'm still unsure if I should choose the option and if I will benefit from it or if I should just choose next option down. I want to use the Firewire 800 regardless.
     
  4. mac000 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    between a My Book Pro and a Mercury Elite Pro, what would be the better choice to go for here?
     
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    FW800
     
  6. ropeswing macrumors newbie

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    eSata

    I've read the eSATA is way faster than firewire 800. I have two external drives that have both firewire & SATA connections (good to have the options), and I'm interested in getting an express card for my macbookpro if SATA is that much faster. Anyone else know? I do pro audio and firewire is the standard but if sata is better I want to give it a try....already have the drives.
     

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